A boy of 17 years age has been crowned the world’s fastest texter on a mobile phone.
His name is Austin Weirschke, and he is from the state Wisconsin. The contest involved completing texting challenges whilst having some kind of restricton, as well as general speed testing. One challenge required the competitors to have their vision blocked so they were texting blind, and another one strangely required the competitors hands to be behind their back. This would sure make it rather difficult to text your parents saying you will be home late, although having this skill would be great if you were held hostage and tied to something from behind; you could tell someone exactly where you are.
The prize was a whopping $50,000 and Austin plans to use this to pay off his college education. This competition reminds me of how much I miss the physical keyboard that my old mobile had. It was the Nokia N97 mini, and I was able to text faster on that than any other of my mobiles, including the Samsung Galaxy S2 that I currently own. This was the type of phone that was used in the competition, one with a physical keyboard, allowing for some super speed. In one contest they had to translate abbreviations commonly used among texters to real words, such as translating TTYL to Talk to you Later.
The winner was asked how many texts he sends on a daily basis. He said he sends 500 or so to his friends. I hope he either has a lot of friends, or they have very good contract deals.