Blogging About Loans: You might have the ability to swipe and not even know it!

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You might have the ability to swipe and not even know it!

Or is it "swype"? Seems to depend on the kind of smart phone you have. Either way, it is all the rage right now, and for good reason.

The typing keyboard which first gained any popularity was the QWERTY keyboard, designed over 130 years ago for the efficiency of the typewriting machine to minimize jamming. The name was derived from the first six letters on the top row, which still have the same order on today's keyboards.Dvorak keyboard

In 1936 the Dvorak keyboard was released designed with letter frequency in mind and was said to increase typing speed from 12 to 20%. Vowels were all grouped together on the center row expecting to make the keyboard more user friendly. Great in theory, but it took too much time and effort to convert from the QWERTY style, so it never really caught on.

Recently, however, texting seems to have replaced typing and no wonder. Think about it, the keyboard is no longer used as it once was. Matter of fact, typing classes aren't always an education prerequisite these days. Thus, texting has emerged as a preferred method of communication over email. Why? Could it be because kids today don't know how to type?

No matter the reason why. It just is. And those of us that feel more comfort with a touch keypad over the 3D keypad better listen up! The one finger swipe technology allows texting speed to be "way faster" on average. (That's how kids talk these days, isn't it??) This technology literally allows you to "swipe" one finger across the keyboard of your phone from one letter to the next without lifting it off the keyboard, thus giving the increased speed.

If your smart phone doesn't have this new technology, an application can most likely be downloaded. It's AMAZING!

WARNING: Do not text OR swipe while driving!

For more information on swipe texting, contact a teenager!! (Special thanks to my teenage granddaughter who enlightened me this past weekend!)

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Comment balloon 13 commentsRuth Vogt • September 15 2010 12:04AM


I cannot imagine how this works.  I am sure we will have speech texting soon, although I think we probably already do.  I know OnStar is working on giving you your text messages while driving.  Heaven preserve us.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 9 years ago

Ok now that my head is full of technology here comes more!  Geez!  seriously, thanks.  I will look into this.

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) almost 9 years ago

Swype has to be the greatest screen keyboard.  I've been a crackberry lover for years.  The batter can't be beat and they always had (but for the storm) physical keyboards.  I just bought an Evo and it has no physical keyboard.  One minute with the Evo and I was hooked.  No longer did I need the physical keyboard.  Swype is amazing.

Posted by Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029 (Keller Williams - Greater Hartford) almost 9 years ago

I don't like texting except for very brief messages. The only texts I initiate are to my grandkids.

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Hi Ruth, that sounds pretty nifty there is always something new!  Just too simplify things why doesn't someone invent a gadget that washes windows with no effort or folds laundry ---LOL

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 9 years ago

Jane, I hadn't heard that about OnStar. OM!! What will that do to our insurance rates, I wonder?

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 9 years ago

Upward and onward right?  Ruth your so good at blogging I'm wondering if your blogging while driving, never mind texting or swiping!!  :)

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Equal Housing Lender (Caliber Home Loans) almost 9 years ago

Ruth, always teaching us something new!  Thanks for the information!

Posted by Glenn Colley (WR Starkey Mortgage) almost 9 years ago

I always use it on my android phone :) it's very useful and very fast, I can get 75 WP  just kidding hehehe :) take care


Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) almost 9 years ago

Nevin, you crack me up, buddy! Talk to you Friday...

Yes, indeed it is amazing, Jon. (Just like you!)  :)

Capt Bill, It's the only way to reach them, isn't it?


Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 9 years ago

Mary, If you find it, let me know. I want one too!

Jason, didn't you know they have audio blogging now?

Glenn, We have a lot to cover before you go back to Texas, so bring lots of coffee in the morning!

Ray, You mean 75 WPM, don't you?? I'm shocked to even see that term used! I thought it went out with the selectric typewriters!  ;)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 9 years ago

Ruth ~ my phone has that capability and I love it, since I am not quick on the keys!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) almost 9 years ago

That's right Ruth. They're very busy but they are constantly checking their texts.

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 8 years ago