Deeply isolated during pandemic lockdowns, Sophie Long spent her days falling down internet rabbit holes. Sensing fresh blood, the algorithm started throwing things at her to see what would stick. From cake decorating and police interrogation breakdowns, to elaborate makeup tutorials, ASMR slime mixing videos, and the two weeks where every single recommendation was on making cheese.Questions started piling up. Did this say something about her, and who she was supposed to be? Who were all these people she spent hours staring at? Why was this all starting to feel more important than her real life? And most importantly, should she give up her career to make cheese? Funny and honest, The Algorithm is both a playful journey through internet subcultures, and a powerful story of addiction, isolation, and the search for meaning.