News: The Fastest Text Messengers in the World

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.

The Fastest Text Messengers in the World

The Fastest Text Messengers in the World

4 Comments

3.5 characters per second... wow. What is that in words per minute?

since the average word is 5.1 letters....3.5letters x 60seconds / 5.1 ==== 41.1 words per minute. and to answer your next question.....Mrs. Barbara Blackburn of Salem, Oregon can maintain 150 wpm for 50 min (37,500 key strokes) using a traditional keyboard.

I do ~120. Certainly not an a phone though...

omg thats incrediblr i suk at texting lol x)

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