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December 3, 2012

187 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pockyfan

Reddit.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinating_

I think an AMA from Luis would get even more people on here (if it hasn't already happened). I only saw it on a thread comment.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

I agree, duolingo comes up fairly often in /r/languagelearning. I think there was an AMA a while ago, but the people want another one!

December 7, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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Luis´ TED talk (http://www.ted.com/talks/luis_von_ahn_massive_scale_online_collaboration.html) in which he presented how Duolingo was started via RECAPTURE, and the idea to translate the web. His enthusiasm convinced me...

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Jpbrown19

Same

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Beppe

The same

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/daviderivola

A colleague, who has seen the TED talk

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/peter_chant

I also saw the video, but I don't recall what pointed me at it.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/gnaag

same

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bajaca

same

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc

TED talk

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/oateasse

Me too!

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bsteinbrook

reddit for me also

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/pumori

a friend told me about it... since then i have probably enthusiastically told 10 of my friends!

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/oli074

reddit!

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bumbletowne

Reddit.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/My_Userame_Sucks

Believe it or not, I was playing Minecraft at the time, when a friend whom I was playing with, started speaking Spanish. I was frustrated because I couldn't understand him, and every so often I would ask him to translate for me, which he did. We sort of got talking, and he mentioned Duolingo, and I decided to check it out. And now, I'm here!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

Minecraft is awesome, isn't it? :D

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/My_Userame_Sucks

LOL yah. I'm kinda a Minecraft Freak and play for hours on end! XD

December 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Yes =).

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

4 months later?

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

=.=

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Saintofswing

Reddit

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/UseYourIllusion

I went on Chrome Web Store to look for random things, and then I found a section in education called Foreign Languages. I went there, and boom, Duolingo was at the top so I tried it.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/monzac

My friend, TED.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanDoyle

TED Talk.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Camerican

Your CMU lecture in NYC this past September. Great work!

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bananarama14

I found out about it from some friends, and then I've told lots of my friends and family!

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/AmyCAD

Chrome Web store

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Katiana16

I want to be an actress and so I need to learn a new language. I was looking on a site and saw this as a recommendation for actor. I thought what the heck and tried it out and I love it.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kirandhillon77

A friend who was using the beta version told me about it. Now i've spread the word!

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/blairbryngelson

Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose "the random show - episode 18" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHaMAlvzTpM&feature=share&list=ULgHaMAlvzTpM

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

My sister told me about Duolingo!

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dagurlgurl

Mine did too! :)

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

High five! :D

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dagurlgurl

Yeah! Slap the computer YEOW!!!

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jcbos

A friend recommended it to me.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/shaf34

stumbleupon

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj

Zite - then told ElderCollege class I teach plus friends and family.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/flinda

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/PatL

I saw a presentation on You Tube-I think-and signed on wherever I saw it and was then sent an email. Not sure if it was on You Tube or if I just chanced on it online.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/BeshoreBlue

A friend recommended it. No idea how he found it...

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnestoEnrique

Can't remember for sure, but it was probably the TED talk.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/itrysometimes

Google, like 2 or more years ago

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012

Reddit. I think it was an IAMA of a former Rosetta stone employee and some Redditer mentioned duolingo.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kemalkarahoda

TED talk...

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/TigerT

Despite searching for German courses Duolingo never showed up for me. I didn't find it until a friend at German class told me about it. I'm glad they did!

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/logica

One of my postdocs told me.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/doriangray

apple iTunes store :) and then tried out the homepage, which i prefer to learn. duolingo app always for waiting situations :)

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jmartin7930

I saw you TED talk and went straight from there

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/appeltaart

someone at facebook asked me where he coult learn Spanish online. One of his friends suggested your site.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/SallyBrisbane

an article in an Australian PC magazine

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/arc4oiris

From the original TED "Presentation" which you made -- "Massive-scale online collaboration"

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1997Vanessa

A friend recommended O(∩_∩)O

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ddyson

I heard about Duolingo on the radio program "Spark" on CBC radio.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kelvinma13

New York Times article

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Learnabunch

via itunes

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Rondinella01

Brick City Weekend presentation at RIT this past October.

December 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi5150

Tim Ferriss posted it on Facebook.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Melo0o

an article in Teenstuff magazine (an English magazine in Egypt)

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/cheetah_pita

TED talk. Actually, an email from a friend who linked the TED talk.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/man
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TED talk

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/di4na

From my daughter

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicolson

Definitely an RSS feed and around July 2012. I saved the link and returned about a month ago. Possibly Technology Review or Ars Technica.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/pangaea

I heard about Duolingo from a friend. He showed me the Ted talk and I was very interested. I have wanted to learn Spanish for a long time and suddenly here was the perfect opportunity to take it up and try out a new idea at the same time :)

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/SongOfTheAges

Youtube comment, on a video about the benefits of learning a new language.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/benbarkett

The TED video.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee

From a friend.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/sjl197

The TED talk, it was very good. Think i stumbled on it, maybe through Netflix?. However, while i like the duolingo lessons, perhaps a bit of web-translation should be compulsory to level up, or those web-translation points count in another way, such a rewards.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Leon64

Ted Talk. This site is on-par or even better than today's leading language programs such as Rosetta Stone. Keep up the good work.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/chubbard

I learned about the site when I stumbled across Luis' TED talk two or three months ago. Since then, I've kind of spread the word about it at work, but, so far, no takers.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/waiting3013

the same, i am chinese , american friend recommended it

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Kjelra

IIRC, someone posted about it on Twitter

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/missjelano

Also Reddit..

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandraSL

Canal do Ensino

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Darryllex

a iceland Musician call olafur arnalds

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/maryjack

I saw an article about Duolingo in June 2012 on a business page and then I googled Duolingo to find more information.

December 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/TomatoGrower

I think i just stumbled upon it whilst googling for Spanish leaning resources

December 4, 2012

[deactivated user]

    TED talk from Luis..

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nuevo2

    Was listening to the Tux Radar Podcast by the guys who produce Linux Format magazine here in the UK and they chose Duolingo as one of their "discoveries of the fortnight". Ich mag Linux Format. Ich mag Duolingo.

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/RunSpanish

    From a friend I don't know where they found it, but I am glad they did!

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/jojolr23

    school

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/vicapow

    TEDxCMU

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/gmeacher

    Tekzilla Podcast

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/cleansky7

    a friend

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Iamsophiet

    I have always wanted to learn new languages so I was browsing the internet looking for the best places and here it is :)

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/SimonK

    A friend told me about it

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/RubberDucky

    Family member

    December 4, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/lingodiva

    Ashton Kutcher tweeted about it.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha_F_E

    My Mom...

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/gapper

    TED talk by Luis.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/SillySeaturtle

    My friend mentioned it in class the other day

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/yannahthis

    was referred by a friend. :)

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/linda52

    Found out about Duolingo from a PC Magazine article evaluating foreign language computer programs.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/litecrush

    IIRC I was searching for a free language learning website on google and came across it on either a random forum or lifehacker. Joined in late July.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/J_rob01

    MIT Tech Journal

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/J_rob01

    MIT Technology Review

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/agentvenom

    ted talk was awesome

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/tarzanbx

    from a friend

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/tarzanbx

    from a friend

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Brett_McS

    From a link on Instapundit about new types of education

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/LightningEagle

    Coworker linked me to the TED Talk.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Delta13

    A post on a Japanese forum. The fun thing is that there isn't Japanese support yet, but this site started me on German. I'm loving it so far :3

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/eszti.b

    I was browsing through the app store for language learning apps last week. Your rank is getting better on the chart :)

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnemiekeH

    my son told me about another language site, memrise, which he found on http://noexcuselist.com/ and when I went to that site I found Duolingo

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Janellb

    Browsing apps for leaning Spanish on my ipad i saw how good the ratings were and decided try it. Glad i did it is now my favorite app i have for learning Spanish and I like that im not limited to using it on my ipad.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/linsss

    TED talk

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sfdoc

    TED talk, love it!

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sfdoc

    TED talk, love it!

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/bellasfortuna

    a friend mentioned it on google+

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/learn007

    you are genius reCaptcha man...I am big fan of yours .... I like Duolingo very much I come to know from Tech crunch, Youtube video..... I was actually searching for Google Image Labeler game which I played few months back then i come to know it is now discontinued by google ..... then i come to know you are inventor of that game ..then my interest increase and i searched your name in google and found your Wiki page and then I youtube your name and found ted talks video and from that I come to know about Duolingo...after long research journey I come to know about Duolingo :)

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Charles4U

    A while ago Tim Ferriss mentioned DuoLingo on his podcast "The Random Show" which he does with Kevin Rose. He talked about how great it was so I had to check it out.

    December 5, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist

    I read about it in the NYTimes and tried it immediately. I was frustrated by bugs in the system and gave up on it immediately. I came back to it a month or two later and some bugs had been worked out. Recently I have become frustrated again so am laying off a bit, but you seem to keep working on the site!

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/mitcorb

    I participate in a Forum called SketchUcation. It is a friendly cooperative site based on the use of a program called Sketchup. The administrator mentioned in a subforum that he had seen the TED talk and that Duolingo was looking for beta participants. The fact that this venture was all about cooperative effort (give to get) and its stated purpose to help translate the web is what got me interested.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/sanda.golcea

    My fiancee told me about it.. and he found out... because he's interested in Luis von Ahn (your) work :) ..I do remember the discussion where he went on to tell me about ReCaptcha and then recognizing me as a language freak and suggesting I join duolingo ^^

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/huntra728

    Tim Ferris posted it on Facebook a few days ago

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/huntra728

    Tim Ferris posted it on Facebook a few days ago

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/malvika

    A friend saw the Ted talk on duolingo and he told me about it. Good Job guys !

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TeaForMe

    Reddit.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/elae

    A blog post I stumbled upon: http://www.uberlin.co.uk/learn-german-with-duolingo/ Not sure how I got there to begin with, of course!

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Heather_Watkins

    I watched the Ted talk on YouTube.

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oemv

    I read news about it in Prensa Libre and decided to give it a try

    December 6, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/heidihu

    I searched for "learning foreign languages" on the Google Chrome web store :) I'm telling all my friends about Duolingo, and they're all very excited to start learning a foreign language after their exams are done! Keep up the great work, Duolingo!

    December 7, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

    also on the reddit

    December 7, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/otRock
    December 7, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/SalmonSamurai

    Via a friend!

    December 7, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/blobber

    Saw duolingo new app come up in appshopper.com, then was disappointed it was online only and then discovered the computer version. Still hoping for a bit of offline functionality for my ipod touch though.

    December 8, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/nuztorad

    Twitter - someone tweeted about it :)

    December 8, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/petiteoiseau

    I have a page of RSS feeds devoted to news about learning languages. One of them is a google search feed. In there I saw an article about Duolingo acquiring a $17 million investor or some such. I know some French so gave it a try, but the language I'm really interested in at the moment is Chinese. Any word on when that will be added?

    December 8, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/NathanWilliams

    The TED Talk

    December 8, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/NormanC

    I also saw it mentioned on Tim Ferriss's blog post some months ago.

    December 10, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/juanita

    Heard about it onCBC radio in Canada( program called Spark.) About a year ago. Waited for 3 months for the invite and have really enjoyed the opportunity. Thanks!

    December 12, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/perkinson.p

    The Ted talk, recommended by someone on the Guatemalan Scholars Network site.

    December 12, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/nmenez

    reddit

    December 13, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/garyweir

    TED Talk

    December 24, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/krzys

    Some article about duolingo start-up on Hacker News about a year ago. news.ycombinator.com/

    December 25, 2012

    https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoMoita_PT

    Facebook post by a friend.

    January 17, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/fangchenhui

    App store

    April 11, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/snorcack

    I read about duolingo on coursera.org. Someone suggested it to learn languages. A month later I am already on French Level 8. Thanks to every one who makes Duolingo happen !

    April 12, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/ilanita.

    google chrome store

    April 16, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/svpepper

    A friend who heard about it from her friend (no I'm not being sarcastic).

    June 11, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/SDL_1987

    fluentin3months aka Benny Lewis. Since I have been here 3 months ago I try to practice daily. So far I have managed to improve my French and German. Now I'm dealing with Italian. Great stuff :)

    August 13, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/pinkduckling

    A friend's post on Facebook

    August 19, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Talca

    un amigo

    September 25, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/skirkk

    I was looking for learning language apps, and Duolingo was there :)

    October 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/spalatus

    I found it by searching for a Spanish learning app in App Store

    October 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

    My sister told me about this site.

    November 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

    From an article recommended by Google-Reader when duolingo was first released to the public (possibly lifehacker article). Sadly google reader is gone now.

    November 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101

    Si la memoria no me falla I think I was looking for a brazillian portuguese course and somehow I chanced upon DL.

    November 12, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/forbidden_kitty

    TED talk on NPR

    December 20, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/My_Userame_Sucks

    Wow, this post was really 'posted' a year ago? lol whoa

    April 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andy.the.Hippie

    my school introduced us to duolingo

    April 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/SmileyMileysHere

    I am now homeschooled, but when I was in private school, my spanish teacher showed me it

    May 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Heather_MLB

    Someone old my mom about it. I think It's cool:)

    May 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenjyPlayzYT

    My parents found out and want me to get a head start on German when I go to Walnut Hills Middle

    May 19, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Saurabh_

    A friend recommended it to me.

    May 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jinesh_S

    makeuseof.com brought me here.

    July 5, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/tbarasmussen

    So Ein Ding

    July 23, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/grubymis

    My father.

    August 3, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/geta17

    a friend told me about it and I am really enthusiastic about it

    September 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/kseniakorneeva

    iv heard it from my brother, hwo heard about it from a frien hwo searched Learn Spanish on google

    April 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/IvanaJurasinovic

    A friend told me and since then I have been sharing the knowledge of Duolingo with everyone who might be interested in learning a foreign language :D

    November 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/calebfsl

    my French teacher... it sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 17, 2017
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