If you're one of the many who turned their noses up at the typing class elective in high school, but find yourself regretting it since just about every job in an office requires good typing skills, don't despair.
TypingWeb is a free typing tutor website that gives you lessons (from beginner to more advanced) with a very simple UI. You don't have to register, but if you do, it'll track your progress, so you can congratulate yourself on not making typos.
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How speedy a typer are you? I remember the days when I first learned how to type properly with both hands and I would always take those online typing tests to see how many words per minute I could achieve. Well if you're like me and love typing speed tests, I suggest checking out Typeracer, a fun game that lets you compete with other typing hotshots — forewarning, it's truly addictive! Just enter a username, click "race against others," wait for the green light, and type the short message below. You'll see your car at the top and how well you're doing. And yes, some people have achieved 220 wpm — nuts!
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I wouldn't say my fingers are abnormally large (see photo right), but whenever I try to type on my iPhone, I can't help but make mistakes—unlike on my Pearl which I can type messages on with one hand no problem. Well a recent study has shown that iPhone users make significantly more texting errors than other cell phone users, although managing to type at the same speed. Even though iPhone users have an entire keyboard which display on their screens, they still manage to make more mistakes — I can definitely vouch for this! As you will see in the video demonstration below, there are ways around this new statistic, as the iPhone should allow you to type as fast as if you were using a BlackBerry.
One more little tidbit which is revealed at the end. . . . Although the iPhone doesn't allow cutting and pasting of text in notes, you can hold your finger down on the screen to reposition the cursor wherever you need to make an edit. Very good to know!
For whatever reason, this just made my day. You down for a dare? I think we've all felt like doing this...