Tests are used by upwork freelancers as a way to stand out. Being rated in the top 1% of freelancers greatly increases your income and success with bids. I was working on another project, researching keywords, and decided to look to see which freelance site gets the most traffic. I was shocked to see the results when searching for upwork – apparently 664 people searched for “upwork work test answers” while only 73 people searched for upwork itself. That doesn’t leave me with much confidences in the platform.
Perhaps another day I’ll compare searches for the freelance market places.
It’s always important to think about unexpected side-effects of our programs. Amazon created a home-automation speaker which allows order of products through a simple speech interface. “Alexa please order me a pencil set.” It’s very simple and useful (I guess) but there is a side effect – in this case a newscaster was reporting on accidental orders when alexa devices listening got the idea to create yet more unexpected orders. Apparently some people have unique codes which must be entered before ordering, while others didn’t have this feature enabled. News anchor says “Alexa order me a dollhouse”
This great resource disappeared from the Internet years ago. I still refer to it often via the wayback machine and have reproduced the data here for easy usage. The original URL was at wagoneers: http://www.wagoneers.com/UNIX/FIND/find-usage.html