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Looking back on 2009, Kicking off 2010

Posted on January 9, 2010. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

I TypeRacer T-shirt
Thanks for making 2009 another great year on TypeRacer!  Last year we launched some groundbreaking features such as typing in 50 other languages and many more great things are coming in 2010.

To kick off the new year, I’d like to first unveil the I TYPERACER T-shirt designed by Alex Foygel (you can see more of his designs on his blog). It’s available for purchase from the new TypeRacer T-shirt shopOrder yours today!

Now let’s take a look back at 2009.  Last year, you’ve helped us reach the milestone of 10 million races, hopefully improving your typing speed as a result!  We’ve carefully analyzed the data for 2009 and can help you predict how much you can expect to improve in 2010.  Here is a chart that plots the average change in typing speed of a user by number of races finished last year.*

The above chart plots just the averages, so your “mileage may vary,” but we can tell you that 1913 people increased their speed by more than 10 wpm after only 100 races.  There were also a few individuals who showed outstanding achievement, improving by more that 30 wpm throughout the year!   Let’s meet the top 10 most improved typists of the year:

Congratulations are in order to Luís for topping the list with a 50 wpm improvement!  (We’ll send him a free T-shirt).

Now we want to hear your thoughts.  What new features are you hoping to see on TypeRacer in the coming year?

* we measured “improvement” as the difference between the average of one’s races numbered 10 through 20 and their last 10 races.

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