Please #StopUsingMedium. It’s really annoying and makes me not read your content, no matter how good it is. Not specific for this author. This a general statement.



Same sentiment here. I’ve stopped going to Medium. It’s a ‘platform’ people choose for one reason only: insta-audience. That’s Medium’s offer, built-in audience and certain follows. It works so well writers don’t even have to be ‘good’. It’s twitter for blog-form.

I always wonder who this insta-audience is. The only reason you might find me reading is that people keep posting links to it on Mastodon!

But I've stopped going there as well, unless I think I really, really, really want to read that one article.


The insta-audience of Medium is a species similar to that grazing in Twitter, Tumblr, Quora, or anywhere else you have centralized account-accessed herding going on. Once corralled, the animals are further encouraged, by way of built-in 'get-acquainted' features to rut, lick, and suck in a hyper-connected inbred manner, generating a lot of meaningless hubbub (aka 'discussion') so to give the appearance to we wilders on the outside that we're missing something.

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