Do you feel like you lack from typing speed? Typing speed is undoubtedly a very important thing in today's technology driven society. Has anyone used to type with only a few fingers and now types with all of them? How did you do it? Did you find it to be a huge help? What have you guys found to help with your typing speed and accuracy?
For myself, I currently type at a respectable 90wpm while I'm working, and around 80wpm when I'm just being lazy on the computer. However to type actual letters, I only use 5 fingers. My index and middle fingers, and my left ring finger for a & z. Even though I only use such few fingers I do alright, and therefore I was wondering about peoples' experiences with their typing, and if they have done anything about their typing in their past.
So I ask you, "How many fingers do you type letters with?" A thumb for space bar doesn't count, and using a finger just for shift/ctrl doesn't count, using a right pinky for enter/backspace does not count either. Having a finger for comma, period, semi colon, colon, question mark, brackets, quotations, does count however. This is to get the most accurate correlation of fingers used to typing speed because using one pinky for enter or backspace doesn't attribute much to typing speed, hence the logic.
Remember, this is not to brag, but to gauge how most people type.
Now my second question, how many wpm (words per minute) do you type at? Again, this isn't about bragging, so if you're going to take a wpm test (link below), try to take an average number, don't try 50x and reply with your one highest outliar because you had an easy text to type. We're trying to get an accurate assessment. ^^ And of course it should be a typing speed with at least a 99% accuracy.
Remember, an average 13 year old types at 23wpm, an average typist types at 40wpm, and an average secretary types at 70wpm. If you haven't taken a typing test in a while, it'd be preferred you did one to know your speed more accurately. and give this poll more accurate data.
Good Speed Typing Test to use as standard: http://www.ratatype.com/typing-test/test/
And a cool typing game for your free time: http://play.typeracer.com/
I am really looking for some anecdotal evidence with typing speed, opinions about typing with fewer fingers, how to change bad habits, spur discussion, link topics to research done, etc. I think it has the potential to benefit a lot of people, thank you!