If your 15-year-old daughter sent 400 texts a day and averaged over 12,000 texts in a month, as a parent you might be concerned. Is all that texting bad for her thumbs? Is she paying attention in school? How do you monitor almost 300 pages of text messages stuffed in the phone bill box? All reasonable questions. Of course, if you’re the parents of Kate Moore, your next question should very well be, “How do I enter my daughter in the L.G. National Texting Championship?” Kate took home a $50,000 prize for her texting prowess!
It’s not just a test of speed of thumb and accuracy of spelling (although there was that). There was also a quiz on texting acronyms, an obstacle course to negotiate while testing, a pressure cooker round in which texters were distracted by people in emoticon outfits hurling insults, and a blindfolded texting challenge. Kate definitely earned her grand prize by surviving that competition!
I wonder if she’s going to give texting lessons from now on, because I could use some. It takes me 5 minutes to poke out a basic sentence on my phone, and forget about walking and texting at the same time! You never know what crazy gadget you have might end up saving your life.
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