UX Collective: The power of seeing only the questions in a piece of writing. “I’ve been watching how writers use questions lately, and thought: Hmmm, it’d be cool to see only the questions in a piece of prose. I probably started down this line of thinking because last fall I created a little web tool that removes everything but the punctuation from a piece of writing. That tool wound up being a pretty intriguing type of literary x-ray: I discovered, for example, that I use a ton of parentheticals (and way too many m-dashes). Since I already had the code for that, it wasn’t too hard for me to program a version focuses on questions instead.”
BetaNews: Microsoft Q&A launches to replace TechNet and MSDN forums. “Microsoft launched a preview of Microsoft Q&A, a ‘global, community-driven platform for timely, high-quality technical answers’ this week. Microsoft Q&A will replace the MDSN and TechNet forums which IT professionals and developers used in the past to ask and answer questions.”
Search Engine Journal: Study Finds Virtual Assistants Are Getting Worse at Answering Questions Correctly
Search Engine Journal: Study Finds Virtual Assistants Are Getting Worse at Answering Questions Correctly . “A new study suggests the performance of virtual assistants, like Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri, may have plateaued. Perficient Digital released its annual evaluation of virtual assistants. Perhaps the most interesting finding is that none of the top virtual assistants are improving when it comes to answering questions accurately.”
MakeUseOf: The Internet Answers Your Craziest Hypothetical Questions. “Who would win in a fight between Elsa from Frozen and Spider-man from the Marvel universe? What would happen if we made an entire planet out of legos? The internet has all the answers to such ridiculous but intriguing questions.”
The Atlantic: Why Instagram Questions Became So Annoying. “In the week since it launched, people have seen their Stories feeds dominated by questions. For the celebrities you might follow, it can be interesting. Some, like Andy Cohen or Busy Philipps, take time to host mini-AMAs while they’re bored or when they want to engage directly with fans. But for many users, the feature has overrun their Stories feed with boring content and pointless answers.” There’s a really good suggestion in here for how to use the Questions feature.