We told you about Medium in August 2012, when this new blogging platform, created by Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, was announced and we did it again in May, when it was available by invitation.
Now Medium is already free for anyone who wants to register, and they announce it on their own blog:
Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are over 140 characters long and not just for friends. It is designed for little stories that change the world. It is used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur chefs. It’s simple, beautiful, collaboratively focused, and ready to help find the right audience for what you have to say.
On its main page we already have access to some articles on the platform, such as the most popular, for example, since the idea of Medium is to share and collaborate, highlighting and recommending.
For those interested in writing, three differences stand out:
– It allows us to focus on words: The word is the core of the system. They can be accompanied by images to illustrate, but there are no side bars, plugins or widgets. There is nothing to configure or customize. The king is the content, which will automatically adjust to the device. Write without distractions, ideal for writers, journalists and other information professionals (not intended for those who want to make money from advertising on blogs).
– Allows collaboration. The idea is that things can be built between several users, recommending and indicating articles from others and allowing several people to collaborate on the same document.
– Help to find the public. The biggest problem with new blogs is the lack of audience. Medium works on that theme by recommending cross-written articles, helping to distribute the talent on the keyboard to new users. It is not about who writes, it is about what is written, that is the strong point.
To create a Medium Tennis account, identify yourself at medium.com with a Twitter account and validate the email. Once that is done, you can access the publishing platform, which looks like the screenshot below:
Once the text is written, we can publish it in any of the existing collections, to allow it to be consulted by other people. On the main page we can create new collections, read, create posts … always betting on minimalism.
The url created? It is automatic, based on the twitter account – medium.com/@juandiegopolo, for example -, always with an associated statistics module, so as not to lose control of visits.