On Medium

David Carr, in a profile of Medium for The New York Times:

Medium is a so-called platisher — a term coined by Jonathan Glick of the social network Sulia to describe a new hybrid in which media companies serve as both a platform and a publisher.


Medium now tracks as a kind of online magazine, a place for stories that features a mix of long and short, funny and serious, dumb and remarkable. There are collections that are built on book excerpts, writing about war and cartoons, among others.

As I just tweeted, though Medium is nicely done — the WYSIWYG editor, in particular — I would much rather write using Steven's Blog and my freelancing work. Bottom line: I want to own my own words.