Friends on Duolingo?
I'm not on facebook and probably some other people aren't.I think it would be really fun to "friend" someone who is about the same level to compete with. It would certainly add incentive and you could feel more in the community.
you can follow people by clicking on their profile and clicking "follow". than they will appear in your leader board.
Maybe Duolingo could suggest people around my level and language for me to follow. I'll try and find people though; thanks!