The World's Fastest Texters In Action

Author: Molly McCord
Published: September 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm


Move over, Spelling Bee. You're sooo analog. Nowadays, there is a competition that tests kids on what they really need in the real world: Texting.

Yes, this international competition really exists. It is sponsored by LG and attracts 15 competitors from seven different countries to dance their digits over a tiny screen in timed trials. Word difficulty, distance between letters and keystrokes all contribute to the 'stroke value' of texting.

Will America beat the South Koreans this year? Or will Thailand or Canada come through with the win? Check out the video to see how the competition unfolds.

And the reward? $50,000. A very good reason to reach for your own phone right about now.


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Article Author: Molly McCord

I'm a writer, teacher, traveler, author, cupcake lover and Zumba enthusiast. I have a M.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy (Paris, France) and a B.A. in Political Science & Women's Studies; I gravitate towards progressive, change-oriented topics, …

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