The Longest Now

Duolingo: double your pleasure?
Tuesday May 08th 2012, 6:36 pm
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Big Lou at CMU is working on a language-learning and web-translation project, known in the lingo as Duolingo.

Class this with Meedan and livemocha under “facets of global collaborative translation that need to happen”: it’s one of a long line of shared translation efforts that I admire and follow; though I’ve yet to see one that was able to take a deep breath and just let the process unfold naturally.

I hope this one is different. I want it to be a pillar of our multilingual Web, not just one piece among thousands. They need some design help for an amazing poster campaign to Free Language Learning — see their latest blog post for an example. If you have a brainstorm on the topic, post up!

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duolingo is a super cool idea. I looked a bit when it was announced and didn’t notice anything indicating freeness beyond gratis of any part. Have I missed anything? I think translation is pretty important, and it always makes me sad that apart from project translation tools (pootle, transifex, etc) freeness seems to be pretty much completely absent.

Comment by Mike Linksvayer 05.08.12 @ 8:47 pm

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