Posting on Medium (not yet open to everyone) is elegant and easy, and you can do so without the burden of becoming a “blogger” or worrying about the arduous task of developing an audience. All posts are organized into “collections,” which are defined by a theme. (For example, this post is in the ‘About Medium’ collection.)
Eventually, anyone will be able to create a collection about anything, and collections can be invite only (like this one) or open to contributions from anyone. For example, here’s an open collection of crazy stories. Posts can also be “cross-posted” to multiple collections, which gives more opportunity for discovery and building one idea off of another.
Collections give people context and structure to articulate their ideas.
Together, the contributions of many add up to create compelling and useful experiences.
*There is a ‘Recommend’ button at the bottom of every post. Clicking this button is one of the signals that contributes to the algorithm which determines the order of recommended posts within a collection. We will also use this to provide feedback to the author.