Duolingo over Facebook
Duolingo society I'm so proud to announce you that last week I spent more time on Duolingo than on Facebook which was around 13 hours. I love the Duolingo community and the sense of sharing knowledge and helping each other, plus I spend time learning a language instead of wasting it on social network!!!
I was wondering, is it possible to make duolingo just a bit more social? Of course I would hate getting a news feed of people posting duck faces here like it is on Facebook, what I'm asking for is that I really want to see when my friends are online because I'm competing with them on day to day basis and I want to be able to send private messages with friends and with other people in case we want explain each other something or discuss language issues.
Please let me know what you think, would it be helpful for you as well??
Quite recently in a discussion in this forum someone posted a link to lang-8, saying that it was a good way to complement Duolingo with. I have since tried it (and it was indeed a good complement) and noticed there that chatting/posting functions do not really interfere as long as the main purpose of the site/community is clear.
In short, I think your idea might be a good one.