How does Friends and Followers work?
I see other peoples pages with friends and followers. Now I can guess, with friends, you invite friends and then they are there handy so you can see their progress and congratulate or chastise them, however appropriate, maybe. Is there more to it and how about the followers?
Also since I'm asking how things work here, what are those up and down arrows next to the edit option, below, for?
As far as I can tell, a "friend" is someone you're following. So if I am your friend, you are my follower, and vice versa. The most useful aspect of this, to me, is that friends' comments show up on your stream. So if you notice that someone posts a lot of useful and informative comments, you can friend them and have those comments conveniently collected for you.
Well you show up in their stream so they can see how many points you have and try to stay ahead of you. Kind of fun concept, Quazar (another user) and myself are usually neck and neck on Italian point but lately he must have eaten an Italian because he jumped ahead about 700 + points. So now we compete to see who can get ahead of the other. :D
Interesting.... I would also like to have a contact possibility with other Duolingo people. I'm dutch myself, trying to learn a bit of spanish. It would be really good to have a bit of contact with spanish speaking people here, trying to learn dutch or english. It would also be fun if I could do a query on all other dutch people trying to learn spanish, to befriend them........ That's not (yet) possible, eh? Regards, Hans