Medium is out


And it looks really good. Medium is the new hybrid blogging platform created by Ev Williams. Still a bit buggy, and look at the template – you’ll see a lot of that soon –  it’s really cool. It’s not really a blogging platform, it’s simpler than that, and different from Twitter or Blogger (references needed since Ev Williams runs the show, and you login with Twitter) but kinda in between those two.

It’s a KISS interface, clean yet highly visual for a text based tool, and I’ll be definitely using  it for my essaying efforts. Another feature that could prove to be interesting is its organization in collections: besides my private “My Essays” collection – to which only I can contribute, I started another called “I Sing my Body Digital“, tag lined “Musings and opinions about what it means to be human in a digital world”, open to contributors, i.e., if you write about it you can add your …erm… “post” to it.

It’s not Tumblr, and I bet it will attract a lot of niche types too and a lot of high quality content. Worth trying out.

More concretely, Medium is a system for reading and writing. A place where you can find and share knowledge, ideas, and stories—specifically, ones that need more than 140 characters and are not just for your friends. It’s a place where you can work with others to create something better than you can on your own.

Medium is being built for everyone, but because we’re still testing and rolling out new features, creating content is limited to a small list (which we’re expanding on a daily basis).

Ev Williams, Welcome to Medium

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