Twitter Founders Launch Medium, a New Site that Democratizes Online Publishing
Obvious Corp, the company that spawned Twitter, has unveiled a new project called Medium. It’s a site that attempts to revolutionize how online publishing is done.
Instead of content being centralized around individual people, it features photographs and text grouped into themed collections.
The service is currently read-only for the general public, and invite-only for people who wish to publish.
Contributing a photograph is as easy as uploading it to a collection and adding a brief caption.
Here’s a brief tour of various layers. The basic grouping for content is the collection based around a theme:
The idea is actually quite smart. It gives people a voice by allowing them to publish anything without having an established website or following.
Content is gauged by its own merit rather than how influential the creator is. Think of it as a Reddit for entire pages of content rather than simple links. That’s a pretty powerful idea.
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