You May Have Heard: Instagram is moving to an algorithmically curated feed soon. This could be a good thing for users, but it’s worrisome for brands, Re/Code writes. While algorithmic feeds may save us from information overload, the New Statesman asks: Are these the curators we want?

Related, both Netflix and Twitter have made significant changes to their algorithms recently: Netflix updated it’s recommendation engine to better serve their growing global audience, while Twitter rolled out an algorithmic timeline.

Journalists analyzed the 11.5 million Panama Papers using optical character recognition (OCR) to transform more than 2.6 terabytes of messy information into a clean, searchable index.

All of this is powered by algorithms. So, what is an algorithm anyway? This infographic explains all:

What are algorithms? Credit