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Telling and sharing stories, finding the right audience

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Project Twitter: @medium

  • Community Engagement
  • Internet
  • Social Software

Medium is a new place on the internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. Medium says it is designed for little stories that make days better. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, collaborative, and helps you to find the right audience for whatever you have to say.

The words you write are central. They can be accompanied by images to help illustrate your point. But there are no gratuitous sidebars, plug-ins, or widgets. There is nothing to set up or customise.

Medium makes it easy to get help before users hit the “Publish” button. Readers can engage by offering feedback and ideas (with the author always in charge of what gets seen publicly).

Through a combination of algorithmic and editorial curation, posts on Medium get spread around based on interest and engagement. Some get hundreds of thousands of readers — and not because they were written by famous people. Medium is not about who you are or whom you know, but what you have to say.

Last updated: 04th of June, 2014

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