please read this if you take italiano help benefit my experiment
if you take Italian please like this comment i am going to see how many of you users do it on duo lingo it is a fun experiment we so far have 141 people who take Italian on duo lingo thanks again for helping me with this fun and cool experiment
@tantaviele -- replying to your other comment here, since the reply limit has been reached on that thread.
I can hardly imagine 2.75 millions subscribers on DL, let alone for one language only.
Duolingo currently has about 25 million registered users, of whom about 12.5 million are active -- see e.g. http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/duolingo-raises-20m-series-c-round-led-by-kleiner-perkins-wants-to-dominate-online-language-learning/ . So it's doubtful that all 2.75 million registrants for Italian are actively learning, but we can reasonably assume that well over a million are doing so.
If there were so many, I should at least have met several people in real life using DL
Duolingo's 25 million subscribers constitute less than 0.5% of the world's population, and are not evenly distributed around the world.
In Roman numerals "M" means a thousand (1000). In current usage "mega" means million. "M" in that usage means either a million (1 000 000) or the binary near-equivalent (1 048 576). Thus then confusion over what "M" in the duolingo participant statistics graphic continues.
In addition the great majority of duolingo accounts seem to be very inactive.
you are right. I was indeed confused by the roman numeral M, who means 1000. But I still suspect that in DL case we ought to measure subscribers by the thousands and not by the millions. I can hardly imagine 2.75 millions subscribers on DL, let alone for one language only. If there were so many, I should at least have met several people in real life using DL, whereas I met one only. But maybe it's just that DL is underused in Italy....