I loved the way Medium’s VP-Editorial Siobhan O'Connor described the evolution of Medium in today’s “The Edition” newsletter (which you can only get as a member, natch):
Medium is moving toward what my boss calls a more “relational” model, which emphasizes the connection between reader and writer (and other writers), versus a world where single stories are competing for your attention by the headline alone. Headlines are important framing devices for readers, but the headline wars that have overtaken the internet in the past decade and a half also have a wicked downside: the collapse of context (“Where is what I am seeing actually coming from? Can I trust it?”) and the scourge of clickbait.
Here’s a lot more about the changes we released this week:
And here are two more in-depth pieces from Ev Williams on the thinking behind these changes:
Toward a more relational Medium
Last week we announced Medium’s new mobile app and started rolling out the beta more widely. (If you have the current…
Lastly, in case you missed it, we recently made some changes to how distribution works on Medium.