I just joined Medium. I have literally no idea what to do here, though this network’s pitch intrigues me. Can a social network really elevate debate and allow willing participants to intelligently trade ideas? Can Medium succeed where, arguably, Facebook and others have failed miserably?

Can Medium keep its network from plunging to the murky and unintelligent depths of the online comments section? Let’s hope so.

Let’s do this.

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