Filterworld by Kyle Chayka

Staff Pick

Chayka, a New Yorker staff writer, goes after the prevalence of algorithms—those hidden drivers behind Google, TikTok, Amazon, Netflix, and other digital platforms that have, as Chayka details, an overwhelming impact on how we think, consume, and produce. Algorithms collect data on our choices and on the preferences of others and feed that data back to us in highly influential and controlling ways. Kyle’s provocative book is filled with both sharp analysis and philosophical reflection and provides a fresh perspective on the Internet and how the digital filtration that’s now all around us is not only limiting individuality and creativity in our culture but even making our physical world look homogenous.

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ISBN: 9780385548281
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Published: Doubleday - January 16th, 2024