Medium 3.0

Next step of an exciting new phase and the Partners Program

#3 Product of the MonthAugust 2017

Medium 3.0 is a place to read and write, now with a Partner Program so you can make money sharing your stories.

  • Vinish Garg
    Vinish GargCo-founder @mystippi @ContentHug

    Some of the best quality content, neatly structured, soothing to eye, and amazing branding


    I love everything about Medium, including the pace and direction of its growth

    Content serves for education, decision, and delight and Medium lives up to this one hundred percent. I love the findability, personalization, engagement opportunities, branding flexibility, and the brilliant "shout from the terrace" feeling when I write and read content.

  • Cole Kennedy
    Cole KennedyContent Strategist & Copywriter

    Beautiful branding, high-quality engineering, innovative product design


    Navel-gazing content, echo chamber effect, frequent pivots

    I've loved Medium since the beginning, and stuck with them through multiple strategic shifts. Personally, I'm disappointed that the 'platform for media companies' model didn't take off. I would've loved seeing more publishers like The Awl and their ilk producing world-class content, supported by the technical prowess of Medium. But alas, that didn't pan out. Still, I'm happy to subscribe and see my money going toward creators.

    Cole Kennedy has used this product for one year.
You need to become a Contributor to join the discussion.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Fun fact: We once had a bug on Product Hunt that allowed people to upvote a product an infinite number of times. Perhaps we were (accidentally) ahead of our time. 🤔
Hammad@hammadh4 · PLAY
@rrhoover can we put that bug back in place please?
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@hammadh4 "FEATURE! NOT A BUG" they say
Sushant Joshi
Sushant Joshi@sushdagr8 · Web Dev @getsminq
@rrhoover - Medium stopped counting my claps after 50, so they have a cap, right?
@rrhoover @sushdagr8 Oh yes, in that case, they do.
@rrhoover 👏👏👏👏👏
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell ·
Lots of people will have seen the branding updates recently... now the app is updated in the appstore too! Oh and we all know about 👏 Medium is easily one of the best things I purchase on a monthly basis. A Medium post on the Partner Program
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@bentossell I hope they offer a "read it for me" premium subscription feature too. I just don't have enough time in the day to consume all that content!
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell ·
@chrismessina yeah hope so!
Kristian Muñiz
Kristian Muñiz@kristianmuniz · Software developer.
It would be nicer if it showed the number of readers that clapped, though. At least in the writer's stats page. Just for the sake of knowing your audience.
Isaac Naor
Isaac Naor@isaacnaor · Designer
@kristianmuniz I believe @Ev indicated in a comment on medium that more detailed stats are coming, and that because the 👏 data point can occur anywhere in a post, it will eventually lead writers to understanding more about what specific parts of a post resonated most with readers.
alex kwon
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@isaacnaor interesting because I personally like/clap after reading the whole thing.
Isaac Naor
Isaac Naor@isaacnaor · Designer
@alexyoungkwon seems like the biggest problem is a legacy issue, whereas people that have posts with lots of “recommends” feel like the value of the “recommends” changed, and their work’s value is lower (almost like it experienced some kind of inflation). Life lesson: Change is the only constant
Jamie Talbot
Jamie Talbot@majelbstoat · Engineer, Medium
@kristianmuniz The author of a post *can* see the number of readers who clapped. Click the clap count on a post for a breakdown.
ktMakerHiring@ktzhu · product and engineering at medium
@kristianmuniz It does show that if you click on the number. It opens a modal with the total number of claps from how many individual people. As a writer of a post, this modal also shows you how many claps each person gave you.
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
It's all about the claps. 👏👏👏 Medium created an emoji-based economy for content creators to earn money.
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
This is what Quora should have done years ago...