Stuart Breckenridge

Twitter Retiring Lead Generation Card

Via MailChimp:

Twitter will be retiring the Twitter Lead Generation Card feature, effective January 10, 2017. After this date, you’ll no longer be able to create new Lead Generation Cards, and existing cards will stop passing information back to your MailChimp account.

Existing, but inactive, Lead Generation Cards will remain in your Twitter account until February 10, 2017, so you can export any leads collected prior to January 10 and import them into your MailChimp account.

Let me explain why this is being retired:

Lead card stats.

32,902 impressions, no leads, no money for Twitter.

Previously: Twitter Stops Serving Ads to VIPs, What Does S$35 of Twitter Advertising Get You?


AirPods are a Run Away Success

I love my AirPods. The convenience they provide over wired (and other wireless) headphones is palpable. They pair immediately; allow me to charge my phone while listening to music, podcasts, or watching a video; and they don’t fall out as there is no cable to catch1. I also think they sound slightly better than wired EarPods.

The only downside is that they are a bit finicky when being removed from their cradle.

  1. I still find myself taking off my bag before removing my headphones as I think they are still wired. Old habits die hard. ↩︎


App Transport Security Requirements Delayed

Apple:

App Transport Security (ATS), introduced in iOS 9 and OS X v10.11, improves user security and privacy by requiring apps to use secure network connections over HTTPS. At WWDC 2016 we announced that apps submitted to the App Store will be required to support ATS at the end of the year. To give you additional time to prepare, this deadline has been extended and we will provide another update when a new deadline is confirmed.

It’s a strange delay. The only time I required a workaround was to support Cloudfront almost a year and a half ago.


RealDonaldContext

Fantastic plugin for Chrome from the Fix team at The Washington Post:

Donald Trump’s primary means of communicating with the public is his Twitter account. Unfortunately, his tweets aren’t always entirely accurate, by mistake or by design.

The Washington Post’s Fix team has decided to help ensure that the public receives the most accurate possible information by creating this extension, which will add more context or corrections to things that Trump tweets.

RealDonaldContext in Action