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Why my new blog isn’t on Medium  ↦

This post from Dan Abramov about why he moved off Medium summarizes both why we’re no longer linking to Medium and why we’ve never put our content there.

Some of my Medium articles unexpectedly got behind a paywall. I’m not sure what happened and whether that’s still the case. But I didn’t do it myself, and that caused a blow to my confidence in Medium as a platform. I respect their need to monetize, but it felt wrong when done retroactively.


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Cody Peterson

Cody Peterson

Portland, Oregon

UI/UX Designer and Developer. Future private detective. I now have a dog.

2019-02-25T22:02:29Z ago

Basecamp wrote a good post about moving SvN off of Medium as well: https://m.signalvnoise.com/signal-v-noise-exits-medium/

Adam Stacoviak

Adam Stacoviak

Houston, TX

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Changelog. Hacker to the heart.

2019-02-26T13:48:47Z ago

Here’s further indication that Medium is not safe for content creators ~> https://write.as/blog/ending-our-medium-integration

Medium is actively self-destructing by pay-walling content unannounced, jacking with their publishing API, and holding publishers ransom by locking down their API to essentially disallow them from moving off the platform. Behind the scenes I’ve also heard from several notable publishers who are planning their exodus of Medium.

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