Have we fallen out of love with voice assistants?

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture


To begin with, Abigail Barnes loved her voice assistant. Now it lives in the drawer.

“I used [my Amazon Alexa] to turn on the lights or set a timer, and as a speaker for books and podcasts,” says the 43-year-old Londoner. “She turned my fan on and off during the heatwave and played me Christmas music in the winter.”

Ms. Barnes would ask her device to set alarms, tell her the time, or for the weather forecast.

“I kept my first Alexa in the kitchen and, a few months later, I got a second Alexa and set it up in my bedroom.”

However, Ms. Barnes fell out of love with her voice assistants when they began giving her frequent delivery notifications, asking her to review purchases, or prompting her to reorder items.

“It started giving me random updates or asking me to rate a product I’d bought last month,” she says, “which I found really irritating.”

She became concerned about conversation data “being stored in a cloud somewhere”. Then she found the voice commands became unreliable.

“I stopped asking her to turn off the lights when I went to bed, as I’d ask a number of times and then manually turn them off anyway.”

What started out saving her time, she says, quickly became something that cost time.


https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/D690/production/_128382945_creditsuccessbydesigntraining-abigailbarnes_alexaarticle_42.png.webpAbigail Barnes found her voice assistant became more and more annoying



Click the link below for the article:





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

A dreamAchieve.wordspress.com

Achieve your goals with hard work


Fresh hacks every day

Babsje Heron

Great Blue Herons: A study in patience and grace

Print Test Page

Check Your Printer Quality


songs unheard by the poet next door

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through photography and words

Yeah, Another Blogger

An Arts-Filled, Tasty And Sometimes-Loopy Jaunt Through Life

The Wild Coach

You are an important nexus of energy

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Observations. Adventures. Let's talk.

Time To Talk Beauty

A world of beauty ... from Scotland

Julia's books

Sharing my passion for books with views, news and reviews

Tasty Eats

Tasty recipes from chef Ronit Penso's kitchen

Cruzar la Noche

Poemas y Cuentos para Insomnes

My World

<meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8d9ac2e0a18e01ddc774daf55e52f1f6"/>

In the Net! - Pictures and Stories of Life

Sometimes, life is like that.

the orang-utan librarian

welcome to the virtual library

Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

writing to freedom

words to inspire and empower

Words and Herbs

For all who appreciate the beauty of words, flowers and homecooking


Our opinions don't stink!


Writings and Witterings


Writing, the Universe and whatever occurs to me


An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Adventures in reading, running and working from home

Liz Dexter muses on freelancing, reading, and running ...

This is Another Story

About life, fantasy, and everything in between

Asomarse al Abismo

¿Qué es el mal?


An insight to a heart mind and soul.

The happy Quitter!

It started when I gave up smoking and went from there!


No Limits to Creativity: Explore with Creyzex

Writings of Red

—to be seen yet remain hidden.

Jolly Princess at World Wide Web

Blog, Culture, Health and Wellness, Hobbies, Home Management, Indoor Plants, LIfestyle, Plants

Meeka's Mind

the passions of a science fiction writer

Dawn Pisturino's Blog

My Writing Journey


Interesting stories about everyday moments.

Emotional Shadows

where all emotions are cared for!

Fake Flamenco

Connecting the Americas, Bridging Cultures Supergringa in Spain: A Travel Memoir

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

writing circles & poetry to keep your light on

Notes From the Hinterland

A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life.

%d bloggers like this: