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https://www.duolingo.com/Charley-Farley

Why Follow?

Why do people 'follow' each other on here?

4 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dreamer71

I follow people for a few reasons.

A precious few are actually people I know in RL.

Some people are DL users who I've seen make a lot of useful points in discussions, and I feel I might learn from them.

Most, though, are just average active users that I've befriended in order to give me peers to compete with. They give me the competitive aspect of this course, since I judge where I am in my daily points-gain compared to them.

And every now and then, I add somebody purely because they've made me laugh in one of their comments.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ms.mm
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I follow when I think the person is good at teaching, asks good questions, answers questions in a way that I can actually relate and work with... and then sometimes just because.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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I follow people because they post helpful information. A side benefit from that is I can see what they are working on in the immersion section and have found some really interesting articles to translate. I followed Usagiboy7 here to this interesting thread from seeing what he wrote as I read my stream.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ambyrjayde

Same as following on any other site, to feel connected :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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  • I follow people who know a lot about certain aspects of Duolingo. It really helps me to be a more effective moderator.

  • I follow other moderators so I can get into contact with them more easily and we can collaborate on moderating at times.

  • When I am earning a high daily point value (which isn't at the moment), they inspire me to work harder to try and reach their level or surpass them at the end of the week.

  • I have followed people so I can find their Activity stream easier and we can have conversations there in Spanish.

  • I follow a few close friends.

^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Charley-Farley

Thanks folks - some interesting comments. Maybe I'll become a follower...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/quefaselbotch

just to change discussions

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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Some people are simply "lost" and can't find their way on their own, so follow others in the hope that they know where the exit is. Or the bar. Or something.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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Follow the yellow brick road.

4 years ago