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When we say that we want love, we often forget just how much of it we have. A friend recently told me, “I don’t know what I want to do with my life — I feel like everything is on full volume, and I can’t just listen to one song.”

It is no secret that Google and Facebook – the two websites that are quickly becoming what I think the collective psyche is beginning to treat simply as ‘the internet’ – use algorithms to determine how relevant content is to individual users. But at this year’s TED conference, MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser pointed out some unfortunate side effects to such personalized content streams.

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