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@kenfisher — 29,574 followers, 8,339 tweets

@samdalsimer @duolingo @memrise @HelloChineseApp Yeah, I read that a while back. I think it's a little harsh on Duolingo. I think most apps have to decide early on on speaking versus reading. Duo tries both. I love Memrise for its sheer vocab.
That said, to those interested in learning Mandarin, I will say that the combo of @duolingo and @memrise is a knock-out punch. @HelloChineseApp is also great to bring it all together.
I am glad that most media companies understand the "pay once for all access" model. You would think @rosettastone wouldn't be out to wring every cent from existing customers of their already expensive learning apps.
I made the mistake of investing in @rosettastone to further my Mandarin, only to learn that my rather expensive purchase via iTunes won't be recognized on their website.
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