Anniversary Day: Celebrating Four Years of Typing Records!
When typeracer.com, the world’s first real-time multiplayer typing game, went online all the way back in March, 2008 (remember this blog post?), we didn’t yet have a way to save your score. This capability was introduced on August 8, 2008, and today marks exactly 4 years since the very first user accounts were created and the first races were recorded in our database.
I want to wish a happy 4-year anniversary to valikor, bryans, and bob_bongloaded, and everyone else who signed up on the first day! Almost a million users have joined since then and over 38 million races have been recorded in typeracer history.
Your Badge of Merit
To commemorate your dedication to typeracing and to say thanks for 4 years of patronage, I spent a good portion of the summer creating these merit badges for everyone.
The badge is an image URL that you can publish anywhere on the web, put on your resume/CV, or even email to your parents! It will display your latest stats and will be updated automatically each time you finish a race. This badge is your official score card and typing certificate, signed by typeracer.com.
Here is the badge for bryans, for example:
For best results, you can publish your badge using an HTML code snippet that links to your profile. You can see your badge and get your code right now by visiting your profile page.
New Avatars For Everyone
We’re also celebrating with 10 new racing avatars and giving everyone, not just premium members, an opportunity to use them for a month. Just go to your profile page and choose any one of the 25 “cool avatars” to add a personalized touch to your typeracing. New avatars for everyone!