Social Media Skills – Typing Speed Test

Social Media Skills – Typing Speed Test

keyboard typing speed test

Being more efficient with social media is a topic everywhere these days. Let’s take it back to basics to when you first began typing. Maybe it was on a typewriter? I know mine was, until I received my first computer the Macintosh LC II “pizza box” computer, circa 1992, and got hooked up with AOL.

I remember typing classes in Middle School through High School, learning about home-keys and proper posture while sitting at a keyboard/workstation. I still try to put these good habits to use daily but alas, sometimes it’s just easier to be lazy and slouch or look at the keyboard when you type.

Social Media Efficiency

The ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort is a tough task sometimes in social media, and creating content is a big part of the role. I have found that taking a typing test daily has improved my key-entry speeds 20% over the past 2 weeks.

From Keybr:

Keybr.com is very straightforward. You can choose from three basic lessons that start with a certain number of keys on the keyboard, and then, as you progress through the lessons, more keys are introduced to the mix to make things a little tougher. As an added bonus, our software keeps track of all your mistakes and your words–per–minute (wpm) — and even creates graphs of your day–by–day performance.

How does Keybr.com work?

Unlike much of the teaching typing software available out there, Keybr.com does not force you to type random characters over and over again; that is simply boring and contributes very little to your learning. Instead, Keybr.com generates readable random words using the phonetic rules of your native language. These words look almost natural, and often they really are. Typing sensible text is much easier than random letters, and it helps you to remember frequent key combinations. For example, it’s almost impossible for the letter ‘W’ to follow the ‘Z’ in English, and you will never type this combination in Keybr.com. Instead, you will type more common words, such as “the,” “that,” “with,” and so on. Keybr.com lets you introduce as few keys as possible to the lesson, adding more keys later when you feel that you are competent and fast enough on the current level. So, if you start with the keys from the Caps Lock row, then add keys form the Tab row, and then from the Shift row, you will eventually end up typing real text with capital letters and punctuation.

Keybr.com is a web–based software that runs directly in your browser. You don’t have to download or install anything! The most recent and up–to–date version is always with you. You can use it from any computer connected to the Internet, and your typing statistics are kept on the web site and available on–demand.

My favorite part of Keybr.com is the ability to import content from a web site or blog into Keybr.com to type it out.

Give it a try and let me know if you have any other typing speed tricks or favorite tools to share.

Social Media Skills – Typing Speed Test
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2 Responses to “Social Media Skills – Typing Speed Test”

  1. David Wells says:

    I really need to start doing this.

    Or scientists need to step up their game with speech to text recognition.

    I think in 15 years kids will laugh at us and say “you used to push buttons to type?” Kind of like how our parents actually had to get up and turn a nob to change the TV channel.

    Madness, sheer, madness.

  2. Roy says:

    I have been testing this web-software and talk-to-type tools (dragon naturally speaking) and have seen success with both.

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