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Showing posts with label Alexa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexa. Show all posts

April 9, 2018

Is It Safe To Use The Amazon Echo?

Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte  
Leo Laporte talks about the realistic privacy concerns of talking to Amazon's Alexa.

June 22, 2017

Be Nice To Alexa

Megan Morrone
A screenshot of Megan Morrone  
In this episode of Tech News Today, Megan Morrone talks to tech expert and geek dad Rafe Needleman about why you should be polite to your Alexa or other digital assistant.

March 19, 2017

Sending Emails With An Amazon Echo

Leo Laporte
A screenshot of Leo Laporte 
Jim in Las Vegas is looking for an Alexa skill to dictate and send emails with an Amazon Echo.

January 11, 2017

TV Station Activates Alexa To Order Dollhouses

Steve Gibson
A screenshot of Steve Gibson  
A San Diego news anchor activates many viewer's Amazon Alexas and ordering dollhouses.

November 8, 2016

Google Home Faces Off With Amazon Echo

Alex Wilhelm And Leo Laporte
A screenshot of Alex Wilhelm and Leo Laporte testing out Amazon Echo and Google Home
Amazon Echo isn't the only always-listening device for your home anymore.

March 16, 2014

Is Alexa Worth Its Weight In Gold?

Image representing Alexa as depicted in CrunchBase
Image via CrunchBase
For as long as I could remember, some website administrators and bloggers have relied on Alexa for finding out how their website or blog ranked globally; while there is nothing wrong in this, I have to say that the Alexa ranking system is heavily flawed, because it only collects data from those who have installed the plugin on their browser.

The reality is: the majority of the people who visits your website or blog, will not have the Alexa toolbar installed; which will automatically result in an inaccurate global ranking.

I have known bloggers who had tons of visitors to their blogs and despite the fact that their own blog site showed that their daily statistics were impressive, Alexa ranked them poorly. So, dear friends, do not rely on Alexa's so-called global ranking system to ascertain whether or not your website or blog is doing well.

Alexa is a waste of time and therefore, Amazon should scrap that technical failure that they call a global ranking system.

From my perspective, Alexa, doesn't worth its weight in gold!

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