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Quick Texters Compete in US National Texting Championship – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

The fastest texters in the US compete in the US National Texting Championship in New York City.
Reuters

It seems like most people text with their phones more than they talk on them these days. I text all the time, and I’m not always sure why. It takes more effort to type out thoughts on a tiny keyboard, rather than just say them.  Plus, it’s impossible to know someone’s inflection and tone of voice through text. If I had a dime for every misinterpreted text I’ve dealt with, I’d have…well, a whole lot of dimes; at least ten or 20 bucks worth! But some folks are so good at texting, they are actually winning huge cash prizes for doing it!  Read on to see what I mean.

11 of the best texters in the US recently went head-to-head in the U.S. National Texting Championship in New York City.  The prize?  A giant check for $50,000!

I’m not sure what surprises me more: the fact that this competition exists, or the fact that the prize is such a huge chunk of change!

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