Product Hunt Daily Digest
August 22nd, 2017

Medium’s latest update 👏👏👏
New Medium 👏
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Today, we are ending the upvote[1]. That’s right, the archaic binary upvote system is being replaced with claps, the latest technology to demonstrate love on the internet.

Also starting today, New Medium. Check it out. 👏👏👏

Lots of you have already seen the recent branding updates – and the claps – but its more than a superficial change. Medium explains what they’re all about:

“The more claps you give a locked post, the more share of your membership fee that author will get.”

That’s right, Medium created an emoji-based economy for content creators to earn money. The more claps you give, the more money writers earn from Medium’s newish subscription membership.

P.S. If you are not interested in making money from your work, nothing changes. Medium remains free and open.

[1] Just kidding. Upvotes are staying. Go exercise your freedom to ⬆️.
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