America’s Fastest Texter, Austin Wierschke, Wins $50,000

America’s fastest texter, Austin Wierschke, won $50,000 in the U.S. LG National Texting Competition on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 held at the Times Square in New York. Austin Wierschke, 17, was also the winner in last year’s U.S. National Texting Competition. This was disclosed by international news on August 8, 2012.

The contestants’ dexterity, speed, and accuracy were tested through 4 areas:

  • Spelling out abbreviations through texts
  • Texting while blindfolded
  • Speed in copying phrases
  • Organizing jumbled words through texts

The runner – up was Kent Augustine, who won $10,000 from the competition.

The 11 contestants competed using an LG Optimus Zip cell phone, which had a QWERTY keyboard. The U.S. LG National Texting Competition is done every year.

With the popularity of texting, texters would now have something to look forward to. Perhaps, the Philippines, alleged to be the texting capital of the world, could also conduct its own LG National Texting Competition.

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