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I like the idea of this new tool and have just signed up for a pre-release registration. Quote taken from Techcrunch article, "how can you get 100 million people on the web translating everything into different languages for free?" http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/12/duolingo/

Could this be useful for newsgathering? From the site's blurb: "With Duolingo you learn a language and simultaneously translate the Web.

"Language differences remain a barrier for the global sharing of knowledge, and computers cannot process human language accurately. The more you learn at Duolingo, the more knowledge you make accessible to the world. Since you create shared value when you learn, you don’t have to pay for using Duolingo. We believe language education should be 100% free."