It was late. She desperately made her excuses and promptly left her friend’s house. On the way home, she realised that she wouldn’t make it back to her house before midnight. It wasn’t specifically the house she was in a rush to get back to: it was the stable wireless internet connection there. Reluctantly, she pulled over in her car, fumbled around for her android phone and hastily booted up the duolingo smartphone app. Precious moments later, the all too familiar trumpeting chime signalled that she was out of hearts. It had gone past midnight. She had lost her 177 day duolingo streak.
And that’s how my Mum lost her duolingo streak. I’ve had a similar harrowing experience, frantically trying to maintain my duolingo streak before midnight whilst I was out of the house and waiting at a bus stop while it was raining. Continue reading