Lets start of with saying Duolingo is awesome. The concept is great, and i have great faith in the added value by the company, both as an educator and as a translation company.
Although the gamification is done amazingly, i do miss something like an overall leaderboard. Only a few of my facebook friends have a duolingo account, and none of them are currently active. So I'm looking for some competition!
Does anybody have any thoughts on how this could be accomplished?
The top person in my friend leaderboard has about 250 times the amount of points that you currently have. I don't have the illusion that I will ever pass that person, but I might get there if I climb step by step. I think that it is better to have smaller targets and to compete with users who are on a similar level. It can become frustrating if you spend all your time on one goal without ever achieving anything.