Iowa teen proclaimed as U.S. text messaging champion

Iowa teen proclaimed as U.S. text messaging champion
It's no surprise that texting has become the fastest form of communication. Teenagers especially rely on it and sometimes altogether forget about making phone calls. For one Iowa teen, all her hard work texting on her phone has paid of huge winning a competition prize of $50,000. Kate Moore, who only got her first cell phone eight months ago, beat out twenty other finalists from around the country to win  the U.S. National Texting Championship sponsored by LG Electronics. The Iowa teen had some surprising words to parents across the land - “Let your kid text during dinner! Let your kid text during school! It pays off.” Sure it may come in handy training some time for an event, but parents may still not take that advice. The event was pretty intense with contenders required to text on their phones while blindfolded and maneuvering through moving obstacles.

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Iowa teen proclaimed as U.S. text messaging champion

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18 Comments

1. Scrote1058

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

Is that all you have to do with your life? wow what a waste to give that much money away for such a stupid event

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well she got her 5 seconds worth of fame. :-)

3. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

In this bad economy LG is throwing a contest and giving away $50,000.00 to a teenage girl that will go on a shopping spree tomorrow and spend it all. LG is the worst phone manufacturer, I will never buy their pos phones.

7. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Is it a bird? A plane? NO ITS Dum dum dum dummmmmmmm OPINION MANNNNNNNNNNN *cheers and applause* Man. You are funny. I needed something to laugh at this morning...

11. davidallison01

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

if you even knew her than you would know that she isnt. shes using 5k for a car. So shut up and get your facts straight.

14. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Yeah arent you cool all of what I said is the truth. Lg is the worst manufacturer, number one phone I get calls on to replace, and yes I am pretty funny.

15. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

I dont want to know her and there arent any facts to get straight. And I dont care about what shes spending on a car. So why dont you shut the fuck up.

4. vzwfann15

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

Yeah Iowa! Represent Des Moines :]

5. volvo

Posts: 38; Member since: May 26, 2009

oh HELL NO! I didnt even know about this!?!?!?!? OMG i wish I did so I could have played. I can text without looking I text over 10,000 messages a month. wtf dude!?

6. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

LG is not that bad. My VX8100 is still running strong...

16. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Lg for att isnt good at all. The only good one is the xenon right now.

18. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

Well, I'd look more at the carrier than the manufacturer. As your own user id states.

8. iammclovin804

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

mannn i would have bought a new mustang with that money.

17. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Camaro.

9. Mr_LaZy

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 30, 2008

Look at her snobby face. I hope her thumbs fall off from texting one day. Two weeks later we're gonna hear about the Iowa teen who was proclaimed as a US text messaging champion who got caught forwarding SAT answers through texts. It's an addiction and I honestly believe texting shouldn't be allowed in schools. Maybe during breaks and stuff, but definitely not class. At dinner? That's just rude. Growing up in a Chinese family, I know for a fact your parents would like stab your eyes out with chopsticks if you did that while they were talking. Texting is useful people, but when it gets to the point where people use it to ask people out, express their feelings, send threats, and sext, don't you wish your thumbs were being put in OTHER places? (yes, innuendo implied)

10. davidallison01

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

hey screw you, i've known kate since i was 4 and she is a straight A student so don't start shit if you don't even know a SINGLE thing about the person. she is putting all but 5 thousand away in the bank for college and other expenses. I hope your fuckin face falls of from texting. i bet you look like shit too.

12. davidallison01

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

oh and by the way, her "snobby" face is her crying! so get a life and quit bothering teenagers.

13. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

I MEAN I'M SURE WE'RE ALL A BIT JEALOUS OF HER WINNING A COMPETITION WE COULD ALL PROBABLY HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING BUT ALL THAT POKING HER EYEBALLS OUT IS A LIL BIT DRAMATIC.. DRAMA MAMA

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