Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Medium woes

Last month, Medium laid off 50 employees, citing problems with ad-driven economics:

I've read several articles on Medium, but as a blogging platform it holds no appeal for me whatsoever.  I assume it holds appeal as a hosting platform, since there are a bunch of popular websites like The Ringer and The Awl that are published on Medium.  But when I go to the Medium homepage and browse around, I don't get a feel for what its "purpose" is supposed to be.

It's just a whole bunch of think pieces.  Think pieces about politics and technology.  Is there a spot on Medium for someone like me, who isn't involved in politics and technology?

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