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Friday, March 30, 2007


posted by on March 30 at 14:36 PM

What’s billed as the first text messaging competition will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, pitting scores of players in a race to determine who is the fastest.

The snag is that popular text shorthand will not be allowed.

“Texting has become such a trend and kids are using texting as a form of communication. It’s become like, ‘Who can text the fastest?’ Everyone thinks they are a good texter,” said Amy Jones, spokeswoman for organizers LG Electronics.

Players will compete in groups to see who can text set phrases quickest and without errors, with the winner getting a $10,000 prize and advancement to the finals in New York City on April 21.

Via Reuters

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Posted by Nay | March 30, 2007 3:28 PM


Posted by pxplzkthxbi | March 30, 2007 3:31 PM

What's the point if you can't demonstrate your grasp of the new language and cram a complex message into a dozen or two characters? This will just reward tiny, nimble fingers.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | March 30, 2007 3:39 PM

I usually just keep my grammer pet peeves to myself, but... this is your goddam spokeswoman:

"It’s become like, ‘Who can text the fastest?’ Everyone thinks they are a good texter"

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | March 30, 2007 3:43 PM

I devallop spedey way to textmsg. Of coarse use fingar, but Joseph inkorperate tongu. It true tongu can push buton it fast too. disforchunitely I live Stuttgart cant entar conpetitsion it cost much euro fly uSA. Beside my cat Hank, who by way name after medival singer with country bend, would have sad and miss inportent leson in my Selfdefence Klass for Cat.

Posted by Joseph | March 30, 2007 4:04 PM

Actually, not the first:

"The message -- typed in lower and upper case -- is a Guinness World Records’ standard in the relatively new category of mobile phone text messaging.

SingTel said Yeo, a business student, narrowly beat an 18-year-old Singaporean’s time of 43.66 seconds on Sunday but shattered the current record in the Guinness World Records of 67 seconds set by a Briton in September 2003 in Sydney, Australia."

That was three years ago. But I'm sure we can forgive the spokesbot for not, like, using facts and stuff.

Posted by Big Adventure Steve | March 30, 2007 4:42 PM

Id tell u how to text properly, but then Id have to K111 u.

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