Donate to Duolingo
I know that Duolingo is a non-profit free organization, but would you be able to add an option of donating to Duolingo? If good willed users start donating, Duolingo can be advertised. And advertising Duolingo will bring more users to Duolingo that did not know it existed.
I thought they made money from the article translations. Is this not so?
edit: I guess they aren't making money yet, but they have more than enough without the need of donations.
Not sure they have "more than enough money". Duolingo is incredibly expensive to run. But of course it would be best if they could cut even with translations. Which reminds me I should do more immersion.
"It [Duolingo] has raised $18.3 million in funding to date, and Von Ahn says it costs $500,000 a month to run." http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2013/09/25/duolingo-takes-online-teaching-to-next-level-by-crowd-sourcing-new-languages/
We're not a non-profit organization. We offer free language learning and at the same time are able to translate real-world articles through the help of our incredible community of language learners (those translations are sometimes from people that pay us). We believe both sides win. Our goal is to offer the best language learning service in the world. You can learn more about how Duolingo works in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyzJ2Qq9Abs. And here's our most recent Duolingo video if you're interested! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZAsZogpl4c