The Fastest Text Messengers in the World
This past Friday, LG held their annual Mobile World Cup (re: publicity stunt), a speed-texting competition. Two Korean teenagers were named fastest and most accurate texters, raking in $100,000 in championship money. America came in second, with a $20,000 cash prize.
According to Yahoo News, the 26 finalists who made it to the text-off were selected from a pool of more than 200,000. Second place winner, America's 16-year-old Kate Moore of Des Moines, Iowa, averages 12,000 texts per month, texting up to 3.5 characters per second.
Moore claims female texters have the advantage: "Girls are faster 'cause their hands are smaller," she said, "I have perfect hands for texting — thin, long fingers. And fast, of course."
Pedro Matias of Portugal also set a new world record, typing a 264-character text in just 1 minute 59 seconds, beating the previous world record by 23 seconds.