Duolingo In The Bathroom!?
I was at my local community college today and while I was in the stall I am certain that I heard the duolingo sound of someone completing a lesson and the sound of them typing and selecting different options while in the stall next to me. It was halarious!
Many government/military workplaces won't allow cellphones because cameras are not allowed and it is almost impossible to have a cell phone these days without a camera (except for a few BlackBerrys made just for that purpose). Some don't allow cellphones at all because they could be used as recording devices.
Actually we couldn't plug anything 'extra' into our computers, including keyboards, mice from home. I'm pretty sure this is the type of stuff they were guarding against. I remember someone had a USB fan or something, and they were told they couldn't connect it. Once, someone forgot, and plugged something they weren't supposed to into the USB slot, and IT confiscated the device and their computer until they were sure it was 'safe'.
Pain in the butt if you wanted to charge a iPod or something (but lets face it, those are just mini storage devices)
This was all post 9/11 pre-Snowden.
Today I was recommending this website to a friend and this girl overheard us. She said: ''it it Duolingo?'' I was pretty psyched! Though it turns out she used it for 1 week and quit. But still, meeting people who know Duolingo in real life is always a pleasant surprise.