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Chinese Students Fight Against School App To Avoid Studying

Chinese Students | Photo: BBC

With coronavirus being the order of the day in various countries nation-wide especially in China. The government of Wuhan, China have put the country on total lockdown, which includes certain public places such as; shops, parks, restaurants, schools and more.

The suspension of school activities until further notice, since it’s implementation has been pleasing news to the ears of students in Wuhan, China. As the implementation means, students won’t have to be attending school but, not until an app named Ding Talk entered the economy.

DingTalk allows teachers to be able to communicate with their students online. It allows teachers to assign homework and conduct online classes.

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However, students of Wuhan, china would have none of that. With the App circulating and schools wanting to adopt the use of Ding talk, the need to put a stop to having to commence school work led Chinese students to fight against the use of the app in various schools.

Many have taken to their social media account to speak against the app and many more begun doing the talk, dropping just a 1-star review of the app on the Chinese app store. Due to the fact that with just enough one-star reviews of the DingTalk app on the App Store, it could get deleted from the App store.

According to results from the London Review of books, DingTalk’s App ratings fell from 4.9 to 1.4 stars overnight. specifically, according to analytics from the company App Annie, DingTalk received over 15, 000 one-star reviews.

The change in ratings has caused the app recommendation to suffer, so in an attempt to control the situation DingTalk uploaded an apology video. The video features memes and cartons begging for a better review.

The DingTalk App has been in existence for 5 years, created by Alibaba group in 2014. It is a free communication and collaboration platform, with over 7 million enterprises and organizations using its services.

By 2018 it emerged as one of the World’s largest professional communication and management mobile app in China.

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