Are You “Rude” To Your Smart Speaker?

When your Alexa or Siri isn’t doing what you want, do you ever start cursing it out? Calling it an idiot? Telling it to shut up? Um, yeah . . . me neither.

According to a new survey, 55% of people admit they’re “rude” to their smart speakers. And that includes:

  • 31% who are rude once in a while . . .
  • 17% who are rude sometimes . . .
  • 6% who are rude often . . .
  • And 1% who are literally ALWAYS rude to their speaker.

So why are we rude? Maybe because only 3% of men and 4% of women say their smart speaker is PERFECT at interpreting what they’re saying and always responds exactly how they want it to.

Now not everyone is rude to our speakers. 10% always include a please or thank you with a request. HOWEVER, 19% never say “please” or “thank you” to the speaker.