Never heard of what Medium is?
Tech Aficionado brings you an interesting post on what is Medium and how can you use it for getting insights on the topics you're interested in.
Medium is founded by the co-founder of Twitter, Ev Williams. He quoted about what medium is as "A new place on the internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters( which is the limit for Twitter posts AKA tweet) and not just for friends and was "designed for little stories that make you day better and manifestos that change the world whilst it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say".
Medium allows its users to choose the topics they are interested in and they will be seeing posts related to the same, you also have an option to skip the choosing part and Medium will show random blogs which you might read. Here comes the Medium magic, based on your topics interaction, it shows you blog related to the same which makes it quite different from a usual website.
Here's the link to the website: Medium
Here's the link to the app: Medium App
Now, if it's that good it must have ads running right? Not at all, Medium is a completely ad-free website, it earns money from readers i.e. you can't read stories on Medium free of cost. When you sign-up you can read only 3 stories per month for free, to view more you must pay a very small amount of 5$/month or 50$/year.
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Is it worth it? To be very honest, definitely yes, if you're into reading and want to know about the stones unturned, Medium is the most accurate place to visit. The writers on Medium are well-acquainted with the topics they cover. It contains a huge pile of information in each story, if you don't believe me just sign up to the website and read any 3 three stories of the topics you're interested in, you'll get a gist of what I am trying to convey.
Can I also be a writer in Medium and get paid?
Yes, you can be a writer for free and easily get paid. In fact, if you're a writer you should definitely start posting on Medium as Medium pays really really well. Here are some of the stats for earnings.
The median earnings per 1000 views were $20.81
The highest earnings per 1000 views were $75.57
The lowest earnings per 1000 views were $0.58
How Medium became so popular?
Medium’s magic (and hence the popularity) comes by way of its recommendation engine. Once you start reading blogs via Medium, and indicate your tastes and preferences by way of selecting the heart and claps icons, the recommendation engines start selecting top similar posts from around the Medium sphere and present them to you.
Every passing day, you find it marvelous of Medium to feed you articles and posts that you’d be thinking over from yesterday. This creates awe as you build on your very own thoughts that you built yesterday.
The clean interface of the platform and the multitude of writers are relatively smaller differentiation of Medium over other blogging platforms.
Nobody uses recommendations so well as done by Medium. Hence the popularity.
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