Teen Texting Expert Insists on Being Letter-Perfect

Jenna Johnson:

Even though Glass shuns shorthand, he embraces speed. At a pace that veteran secretaries might envy, Glass sends as many as 800 texts a month, his thumbs quickly flying across his phone’s Qwerty, or mini-keyboard.
That speed and respect for the English language landed the St. Mary’s County teenager in the LG National Texting Championship in New York last month.
In June, Glass logged on to the LG Electronics Web site for an online qualifying round. Phrases popped up on the screen, and Glass quickly typed them into his phone and messaged them to the cellphone company.