Medium needs to stop doing this, or people need to stop using Medium.
It's a website that hosts blogs.
That you read.
it doesn't need your Fooglebaceook account.
@natecull medium sucks
@natecull Are there any Medium-adjacent services that you can recommend?
@natecull "Fooglebaceook" 10/10
Say it with me now:
👌 Wordpress takes 5 mins 👌
@natecull Come-on Medium, I don't care about you!
I care about elementary LLC, and the links my friends and family send me which may be hosted on your site.
@natecull why do all sites eventually turn into shit
@rx14 because investors, generally
@natecull this is why I don't have an account there. I think they were accepting Twitter logins back when I considered it.
But now they got that floating nav thing and I've lost what little interest I had.
that movie was SO CREEPY
@natecull how diificult is it to run a blog? people need to stop using medium if they want different results
@natecull Do they not even allow email signup anymore? 🙀
@natecull medium is a cancer. We need to make jekyll-like blogs as easy to use as wordpress...
@natecull People on this thread might enjoy reading this: https://practicaltypography.com/billionaires-typewriter.html
A typographer cited by one of Medium's own (actually by the team) blogposts expressed worry about Medium, and expressed his distaste for their typography. Too monoform, not catered to the text they host at all.
@natecull Excerpt from artical linked above Show more
... though Medium and I are both making tools for writers, what I want for writers and what Medium wants couldn’t be more different. Medium may be avoiding what made the typewriter bad, but it’s also avoiding what made it good. Writers who are tempted to use Medium—or similar publishing tools—should be conscious of these tradeoffs.
@natecull Also, note that it's tracking you despite not having a login. Where else on the web is it tracking you to?
@natecull Old joke, but always relevant: Medium is perfectly named. It's neither rare nor well-done.
@natecull I've been surprised today for about 20 seconds when I saw this today. Then I simply clicked the X button. On the browser tab. The fewer people read Medium posts the fewer would keep posting to it.
@natecull They asked used to sign up with birdsite earlier since that's the parent company anyway.
Maybe they realized that big G and big F are more popular than birdsite.
@natecull There is no "or" about it. People need to stop using Medium. Decentralise the web!
@natecull Actually I never understood why medium became so popular. Because sites like wordpress weren't cool enough anymore?
@ckeen maybe because it deliberately blurred the difference between 'Legitimate Journalism! tm we paid for' and 'some rando just put up a blog'?
So every blog on it suddenly looked exactly the same and all of them looked like Legitimate Journalism! tm and all of them came with a built-in halo of pricey fact-checked goodness even when they absolutely weren't.
which in itself is not a very nice or ethical thing to do when you think about it
@natecull Not at all.
@natecull Medium is super annoying already with their top and bottom bars even without that idiotic popup. I think people need to stop using Medium whether or not they get rid of the popup.
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