The Week in Tech: When to Tweet

By SHEERA FRENKEL from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/technology/twitter-elon-musk-alex-jones-infowars.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Twitter struggled, and failed, to answer the question of what is allowed on its platform. And Elon Musk dealt with the consequences of having tweeted in the first place. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/technology/twitter-elon-musk-alex-jones-infowars.html?partner=IFTTT
Give Your Old Computer New Life

By J. D. BIERSDORFER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/technology/personaltech/give-your-old-computer-new-life.html?partner=IFTTT Technology If you’re not ready to buy a whole new system, you might be able to add new parts and upgrade your aging machine for less than a few hundred dollars. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/technology/personaltech/give-your-old-computer-new-life.html?partner=IFTTT
Alexa, Can You Have a Conversation With Us? (At Least a Short One?)

By KEITH COLLINS and CADE METZ from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/17/technology/alexa-siri-conversation.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Digital assistants from Amazon, Apple and Google can only have meager back-and-forth exchanges with us. Listen to how that tells us something about where they’re going in the future. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/17/technology/alexa-siri-conversation.html?partner=IFTTT
Serbia Turns to Tech Industry to Fight Economic Stagnation

By REUTERS from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/08/16/technology/16reuters-serbia-tech.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Reuters https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/08/16/technology/16reuters-serbia-tech.html?partner=IFTTT
‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

By NATASHA SINGER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html?partner=IFTTT
Create Your Own Emoji Characters, One Way or Another

By J. D. BIERSDORFER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/personaltech/create-your-own-emoji-characters-one-way-or-another.html?partner=IFTTT Technology Your mobile device and computer already have thousands of those colorful pictographs available. But if you can’t find the exact one to communicate your mood, make your own. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/personaltech/create-your-own-emoji-characters-one-way-or-another.html?partner=IFTTT