Greedy and long-eyed has finally landed on Medium. People really know how to screw up a good thing. Except the only reason those big wigs are here in the first place is because we ran away from their overprice, trashy outlets year ago. It became clear they were all about money and not about quality, inclusive journalism and essays that mattered to normal people instead of talking heads and circles or media insiders. Medium will meet the same demise that the other large syndicated national and international platforms have met: dwindling sales, dwindling readership, and the most dreaded…a reliance on real ads (not the soft ones they are pushing now).
Thanks for sounding the alarm, the writing is on the wall. I am protesting by not partaking of any writing that comes publishers, people promoting their books that Medium is pushing, and people who have recently come to Medium JUST to discuss their own projects.