Smartest Hoosier Ever 5/14

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Q: Just over half of us have admitted to being rude when it comes to this.

A: Rude to their smart speakers – Alexa or Siri

When your Alexa isn’t doing what you want, do you ever start cursing it out?  Calling it an idiot?  Telling it to shut up?  According to a new survey, 55% of people admit they’re, quote, “rude” to their smart speakers.  And that includes 31% who are rude once in a while, 17% who are rude sometimes, 6% who are rude often, and 1% who are literally ALWAYS rude to their speaker.  So why are we rude?  Maybe this is it:  Only three percent of men and four percent of women say their smart speaker is PERFECT at interpreting what they’re saying and always responds exactly how they want it to.  But, plenty of us are really NICE to our speakers too.  Only 19% of people never say “please” or “thank you” to the speaker,  and 10% always include a please or thank you with a request.


Congratulations to Samantha Stephenson of Indianapolis who is today’s Smartest Hoosier Ever and has won a four-pack of tickets to see Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Tenille Townes on The Platform presented by Subway, May 31st at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, plus a Subway gift card.  Tickets on sale here.