I mentioned this in my welcoming post, but I thought I’d mention here that 10fastfingers.com is a great site to test as well as compete with your typing speed in different languages. There’s not much people using it right now for Japanese, but I thought there’d be a lot more competition if I mentioned the site here and gave some info about it. It does require an IME, you have a minute to type, and your score gets submitted if it was fast enough and had under twenty mistakes.
I have been using this for years for English and now started using it for Japanese and I think it can also be a good source for learning some new words. Not very many, but if you keep doing it, you memorize them pretty easily. There’d also be quite a big gap for trying to do the advanced test. (Which chooses from a pool of 1000 words instead of 200 in the normal test.)
A thing I wanted to ask was, is this beneficial to learning the language in some way? So far, I believe so because of many words I didn’t know getting put into the mix. However, it really only helps with memorizing readings, so I was wondering if this was possibly creating a negative effect the understanding of what the words mean.
Also, I just thought of it now, but you can also create your own tests. In my mind, I can see how we can put all of Wanikani’s vocabulary in them and share them. I think scores can be set for those as well. If anybody actually cares about this site, THEN we could discuss that. Thoughts?