The Webby Awards are honoring Tinder as 2015’s Breakout of the Year. In a short amount of time, Tinder has become not just a dating app, but one of the world’s most popular social platforms with over 50 million monthly users. Tinder has created a new paradigm of swipes, right means yes, left means no, and this simple experience has been emulated by countless others. This app has had an incredible impact on culture, fundamentally changing the course of contemporary romance. In just a few years, its reach has spread from US college campuses to become a worldwide phenomenon of swiping, chatting, and connection.
Honoring a product or service that has taken its place as an essential part of Web culture.