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Publish Current Page to Medium

Use a Dexter and Instaparser to publish a webpage to Medium

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Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
This is a cool bookmarklet that allows you to publish the current page you're viewing to Medium
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@bentossell what's the use case?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@chrismessina I guess most common will be bloggers who post on X platform that want to cross-post to Medium
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@bentossell so this just makes it easier to punch a URL into Medium's import tool?
Brian Donohue
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@bthdonohue · CEO, Instapaper
@chrismessina hey Chris, I actually didn't even realize Medium had a URL import tool. I was integrating the Instaparser API into Dexter and looking for interesting applications of it within the platform, and the Medium API was one of the endpoints that took HTML. Essentially the use case is the same.
Stowe Boyd@stoweboyd · futurist, researcher, iconclast
I don't know if you folks have tried the official Medium bookmarklet, but it simply creates a link back to a webpage. The URL import tool reposts a page as an imported post. This tool makes an HTML copy of the webpage, which would be a possible starting point for quoting a large chunk of text somewhere, forming a *new* post. A very different use case. I'll be using it, and I never use the official bookmarklet. @bthdonohue @chrismessina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@stoweboyd @bthdonohue ahhh, this makes much more sense now. Thanks!
Chris Oslund@eighttwo_three · Makes shiny (often) digital things
I guess I am a little confused by why people would use this? Is a bookmark really the content someone wants to share on Medium? Or (more importantly) does anyone want to read a bookmark without commentary?
Brian Donohue
Maker
@bthdonohue · CEO, Instapaper
@eighttwo_three hey Chris, it's mostly a tool for publishing an existing blog post to Medium. It uses a "bookmarklet" in order to start the process, but a bookmarklet is a bit different than a bookmark. I think that may be the source of some confusion here.
Dmitry Romantsov@dmitryromantsof
This is an awesome product!