Life online would be boring without Algorithms but what are they?

Imagine using an internet that had no algorithms to help us interact online with all of the different services available, they also help websites be found on search engines and they can even teach robots how to learn, yet there is one question remaining, what the hell are algorithms? Well thanks to this graphic from Futurism, the job of the humble algorithm will soon become very clear as it explains what they are and how they become such an integral part of the modern internet.

Life online would be boring without Algorithms but what are they?