I feel the same way about Linkedin. It’s supposed to networking but it ends up being a Ponzi scheme where people in small pods follow each other as they try to manipulate algorithms. All the spam and people wanting to connect for nothing… It’s like Facebook.
I have noticed Medium has slowly started to feel like Facebook and LinkedIn, shoving ads in our faces and emails, making suggestions, more trolls. Its soon gonna be time to find a cleaner pond.