I went back to paying the $5 because I read a lot on Medium. The new software sucks but oh well.

That’s a good point. It’s interesting to see how we differ in our decision process when picking what to read.

To prevent accidental heart tapping, I’d suggest simply adding a “Tip” button or icon next to the heart for supporting the author. This way, the existing recommendation system stays the same and the new tipping functionality is non-intrusively laid on top. Seamless.

A single golf clap? Or a long standing ovation?

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