I find this troubling
I’ve noticed a lot more of this recently and am wondering whether Medium is generating fake…
Graham Brown-Martin

As do I. It didn’t start until the 1k follower mark. Getting there required engagement. After that, I could ignore the platform for days and add 50 followers, of which maybe 5 looked real. I’m not going for that kind of stat padding. Not why I’m here. Not why most writers come to Medium, I suspect. If we were that type, we’d publish wherever and buy Twitter followers.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.