A mathematics university professor discovered the hard way that silence isn’t always golden.
After delivering a Zoom lecture for two hours, Professor Dong Wang of National University of Singapore soon realized that none of his students heard a word because his mic had been muted, the local Independent news outlet reported.
Wang then called for questions from the roughly 20 students who actually stayed connected to the online class throughout the whole thing — and got nothing but crickets.
“No … uhhh … we can finish our class?” he asked.
Eventually, a few students spoke up and told him he had been on mute the whole time.