The Olympics aren’t the only competition taking place this summer, there’s also the U.S. LG National Texting Competition. And Austin Wierschke, 17, has become the reining champ for the second year in a row. Wierschke, who hails from Rhinelander, Wis., is now deemed “the fastest texter in America,” according to the Associated Press. His secret? “Abnormally fast thumbs,” he told the news source. The competition, which takes place in New York’s Times Square, tests texters on three skills: speed, accuracy, and dexterity. Read the full story at CNET.
Texting isn’t just for utility, it’s a sport too
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).