Teen awarded $50,000 in texting contest

Posted at 11:09 AM, Aug 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-09 11:09:33-04

A Wisconsin teenager is $50,000 richer - all because of texting.

He won the title of Fastest Texter in America on Wednesday at a competition in New York City.

This is the second year in a row the 17-year-old's fingers have flown to top honors.
He won by texting a 149-character message with capitalization, punctuation, and various symbols, in 39 seconds.

The competition tested three skills - speed, accuracy, and dexterity.