Quarantined kids in Wuhan have used app store “hack” to avoid online homework

Credit: DingTalk

Quarantined kids in Wuhan have used app store “hack” to avoid online homework

One of the things that makes any news event interesting is the human side of it. Deadset, we might sometimes come in for criticism in the west for seemingly brushing off news of mass fatalities, but if you can slap a human face on it, you’d better believe we’ll give a s**t. Covid-19 and locked-down Wuhan is no different. There’s a bloody clamour to find out what’s going on in the locked-down city, and it’s easy to see why. We want to know what the f**k all those people are doing with their time…

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We’ve already had little snippets of information about what it’s like inside Wuhan at the moment from a couple of other stories, but a recent article in the London Review of Books gives a pretty f**ken thorough overview of things. Amongst its various bits of info, though, one thing really stood out: how the kids of Wuhan have played a trump-card on their teachers.

The info was extracted and shared to Twitter by Mike Bird, who’s seen his tweet go viral. Yeah, nah, it hasn’t affected as many people as Coronavirus itself, but it’s getting there, sitting on ten-thousand retweets.

Apparently, these are the bad reviews. We hope so. Credit: DingTalk

Apparently, the little buggers have been receiving their homework through an app called DingTalk, which shouldn’t be confused with China’s d*ckpic sharing app, DongTalk. For obvious reasons. Of course, it was only a matter of time before one clever little legend figured out that if an app gets enough one-star reviews, it gets sent to the big s**t-tin in the sky.

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It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to figure out exactly what happened next, but according to the article, “Tens of thousands of reviews flooded in, and DingTalk’s rating plummeted overnight from 4.9 to 1.4.”

We’re even told that makers of the app have taken to the internet to beg for mercy. ‘I’m only five years old myself, please don’t kill me.’

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Final thought: Somewhere amidst the empty toilet-paper shelves, there’s a bit of ingenuity and human spirit floating around. As always, the kids are the bloody future. We don’t know if they’ve successfully shut down their homework, but we can only hope they win this one. Good s**t, kids. Good s**t.

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