Pooler teen is America's second fastest texter

By Lora Chance - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Sixteen-year-old Erin Fink from Pooler recently beat out nearly 500,000 competing texters to take second place in the 2010 LG National Texting Championship in New York.

"I've had a phone since the fourth grade and I've had a keyboard phone for about four years," said Fink. "I text a lot and I guess that's just good enough practice."

She competed in various challenges such as texting while blindfolded and texting while maneuvring through an obstacle course.

"Accuracy is probably more important than speed because a lot of people actually messed up accuracy and that kicked them out of the competition," said Fink.

Fink will be featured in an MTV documentary about texting called "All Thumbs".

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