EduBirdie

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EduBirdie
IndustryEducational, professional writing
Founded2015
HeadquartersBurgas, Bulgaria and Wilmington, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Owner„I3 TECHNOLOGY" Ltd.

EduBirdie is a professional writing and academic aid platform that offers services, including ghostwriting, essay creation, proofreading and a plagiarism checker.

History[edit]

EduBirdie was found in 2015 by Plan B Services LLC registered under US Law.

EduBirdie is an online platform that provides users with essay writing tools and services. Client engagement is estimated at over 500,000 users per month.[1] EduBirdie services include plagiarism and grammar checking tools, citation generators, editing, proofreading, and others.

Besides the international version aimed at the US market, the platform is available in its local variations in the UK and Canada. It provides students with writing samples and research assistance to help them perfect their essay writing skills. Furthermore, EduBirdie does not tolerate plagiarism.[2]

In 2019, EduBirdie started to operate under a new owner, I3 Technology Ltd. According to the CEO, it brought the company a new business model meant to increase recognition and promote responsiveness to its users. Later that year, EduBirdie partnered with CHADD and donated from every order to help children with ADHD syndrome.[3]

After numerous spelling-related accusations on Twitter, EduBirdie offered to proofread Donald Trump's tweets free of charge to prevent grammatical mistakes.[4]

In 2019 EduBirdie.com unveiled EduBRIDIE, a service to provide professional support for brides, grooms and wedding party members writing vows and speeches.[5]

Work Process[edit]

Structure[edit]

EduBirdie connects users with writers through an auction process, where writers bid on the proposals available. Unlike freelance platforms, each writer is chosen and hired directly by the company through an internal multi-step process:

  • Registration
  • Test writing
  • Essay testing
  • Document verification.

Staff[edit]

Edubirdie is not a freelance platform. They choose their writers themselves through the very meticulous process of hiring.[6]

Tools[edit]

One of the company's work areas is the development of free tools for essay writing and editing. They include:

  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Grammar Checker
  • Citation, Topic, Thesis and other Generators
  • Complex correction tool (currently in beta).

Competitors[edit]

Reception[edit]

Perceptions[edit]

EduBirdie is also an employer to college students, offering post-college jobs and ambassador programs for current students.[7][8]

In 2020 EdSurge reported that EduBirdie is part of a new larger industry of contract cheaters, where sites like EduBirdie connect clients with freelance writers for cheating activities.[9]

Marketing[edit]

In 2018, EduBirdie promoted itself through social media influencers and YouTubers which lead to an investigation conducted by BBC that resulted in thousands of videos being removed from YouTube which were promoting EduBirdie and cheating. It was done over an academic aid policy of YouTube where students pay to get help in academic related tasks which is considered as cheating.[10][11][12] As per BBC those videos earned a total of 700 million views and almost 250 channels who were promoting homework cheating.[13][14][15]

Researches[edit]

  • In 2019, EduBirdie offered to proofread President Trump's tweets, free of charge over grammatical mistakes in his Tweets.[16][17]
  • Overview of Alternative Education (2020). Recent observations and research regarding the existing education system in the world have recorded trends such as college dropouts, lowering of graduation rates and a decrease in high school completion. Researchers have therefore concluded that for the youth whose needs are not met in traditional education systems should have alternative teaching and training opportunities.[18]
  • Hangover Test (U.S. National Beer Day on April 7, 2021). The study aims to figure out which brands of beer have the smallest impact on a person's productivity the morning after a big night out. They’re looking to recruit 28–40 participants to drink the 15 most popular American beer brands and then see what they’re capable of the following day, while hungover.[19][20]
  • How Gen-Z Is Spending Their Time While Quarantined. Gen-Z is trying to do their part by staying home and social-distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, not leaving the house day after day can get boring. EduBirdie staff surveyed their users to find out what exactly the younger generation is doing to occupy their time.[21]
  • United States cheating patterns. Global research has revealed nationwide study patterns, uncovering that English is the country's most cheated on subject. A new study, conducted by EduBirdie, analyzes the topics of essays written by external authors for students to turn in as their own during university and college courses.[22]
  • Gen Z still plans to observe cannabis holiday. 70% of respondents plan to participate in the annual "4/20" cannabis holiday which will be held on Monday, April 20. While the official origins of the holiday are hazy, it is believed to have begun with students at the University of Michigan in the early 1970s. Fewer than 30% of respondents planning to celebrate 4/20 said they will do so on their own. However, more than 40% said they will observe the holiday with their friends over video chat in deference to social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[23]
  • EduBirdie has created a calculator where people can see just how many partners – and therefore potential STDs – they may have exposed yourself to throughout their lives. For example, if you’re living in NYC and have slept with 15 people and they’ve each had an average of 10 partners, you have been indirectly exposed to 1.67 million partners, or 19.6% of the NYC population.[24]
  • Alcohol and cheating. A study from April 2019 showed the statistics on how likely an American drinker is to cheat in a relationship and in school based on the drink of their choice. As a result, tequila drinkers were more likely to cheat in a relationship (81% of the responders), whiskey drinkers are more likely to cheat in school (78%), while wine drinkers were the most honest overall.[25]
  • To illustrate the importance of failure on the journey to success, EduBirdie has created an infographic showing how 6 famous billionaires failed before succeeding.[26]
  • With several celeb parents making headlines for cheating to advance their children's academic careers (2019 college admissions bribery scandal), the nation's curiosity on the subject has been piqued. How much of this kind of cheating goes on, why does it happen, and how is it affecting our kids? A new survey from EduBirdie aimed to answer at least one of those questions with the results of a new survey. They found that 73% of C-level executives and 63% of employees have admitted to academic or professional dishonesty.[27]
  • Zodiac signs and cheating. This survey showed how many people of each astrological sign have ever cheated or have come close to cheating in the relationship. As a result, it was shown that Leos are most likely to cheat on their partner (36% of the respondents), while Virgos are the most loyal (only 6% of cheaters).[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traffic and ranking
  2. ^ This essay-writing company wants to hire a ‘Glory Days Conservation Specialist’ to relive college
  3. ^ Setting the record straight during ADHD awareness month 2019
  4. ^ AM, Brendan Cole On 12/7/18 at 6:29 (December 7, 2018). "Trump calls for 'boarder' security, Twitter Reacts". Newsweek. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Turn to the professionals for a wedding speech destined to go viral
  6. ^ EduBirdie Review by Will Martins
  7. ^ Hess, Abigail (February 2, 2019). "EduBirdie wants to hire a 'Glory Days Conservation Specialist'". www.cnbc.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dream job alert: This company will pay you to party at colleges all over the country". Ladders | Business News & Career Advice. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "How the 'Contract Cheating' Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students – EdSurge News". EdSurge. January 23, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Bernard, Zoë. "YouTube just pulled hundreds of videos endorsing a homework service that encourages students to cheat". Business Insider. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  11. ^ Main, Branwen Jeffreys and Edward (May 1, 2018). "YouTube stars paid to sell cheating". BBC. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Main, Branwen Jeffreys and Edward (December 6, 2018). "BBC exposes huge scale of online cheating ads". BBC. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Carbone, Christopher (May 6, 2018). "YouTube stars being paid to push academic cheating, report says". Fox News. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  14. ^ Liptak, Andrew (May 6, 2018). "YouTube removed hundreds of videos that promoted a homework cheating site". The Verge. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "More than 250 YouTube channels promote academic cheating site, BBC investigation finds". ABC News. May 3, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  16. ^ AM, Brendan Cole On 12/7/18 at 6:29 (December 7, 2018). "Trump calls for 'boarder' security, Twitter Reacts". Newsweek. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  17. ^ Trock, Gary; Walters, Mike (December 7, 2018). "Donald Trump Offered Twitter Proofreading Service After 'Scott-Free' Flub". The Blast. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  18. ^ Overview of Alternative Education: Research results
  19. ^ How to Participate in Research on Which Beers Cause the Worst Hangovers.
  20. ^ This Company Will Actually Pay You $1,200 To Drink Beer & See How Hungover You Get
  21. ^ How Gen-Z Is Spending Their Time While Quarantined
  22. ^ United States cheating patterns revealed by EduBirdie
  23. ^ Survey: Gen Z still plans to observe cannabis holiday
  24. ^ Calculator Shows How Many Sexual Partners You’ve Been Exposed To
  25. ^ Wine drinkers don’t cheat much
  26. ^ How 6 Famous Billionaires Failed Before Succeeding
  27. ^ Survey Reveals Majority of Company Executives Have Cheated in School
  28. ^ Here’s How Likely It Is That Your Partner Will Cheat, Based on Their Zodiac Sign