Illustration by Karolin Schnoor
Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of 17% of last year's marriages.
The American Library Association (ALA) has named The Tech Set the winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. The Tech Set was envisioned, created, and edited by Ellyssa Kroski and published by Neal-Schuman.