Courage and chaos in China
March 9, 2020 4:33 PM   Subscribe

Wang Xiuying, writing in the London Review of Books, paints a picture of the last few months in Wuhan.
Schools are suspended until further notice. With many workplaces also shut, notoriously absent Chinese fathers have been forced to stay home and entertain their children. Video clips of life under quarantine are trending on TikTok. Children were presumably glad to be off school – until, that is, an app called DingTalk was introduced. Students are meant to sign in and join their class for online lessons; teachers use the app to set homework. Somehow the little brats worked out that if enough users gave the app a one-star review it would get booted off the App Store. Tens of thousands of reviews flooded in, and DingTalk’s rating plummeted overnight from 4.9 to 1.4. The app has had to beg for mercy on social media: ‘I’m only five years old myself, please don’t kill me.
posted by clawsoon (4 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
What's beyond the looking Glass.
posted by clavdivs at 4:36 PM on March 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

(great, but triple...)
posted by progosk at 4:46 PM on March 9, 2020

The link is new to anyone not digging into all the threads - thank you, clawsoon.
posted by jb at 6:15 AM on March 10, 2020 [7 favorites]

The kids are all right.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:53 AM on March 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

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