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3 min readOct 8, 2015


Medium is a different kind of place to read and write on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward and words still matter.

Write Freely

Beautifully simple editor

We are obsessed with words. So we designed an editor that lets you focus on writing, not picking fonts and wrestling with paragraph spacing. There are no surprises: Your published story will look just as beautiful as it did when you were writing it.

Write everywhere

We wanted to make it easier to start writing whenever you have an idea. You can effortlessly switch between your computer and the app, and the entire experience goes with you.

Medium is a network

However, the real value of Medium isn’t our tools. It’s all about the network, the connections with other people, and the stories you create. Well-designed networks reduce friction and help good stuff be found. Connections allow the whole to become greater than the sum of the parts and new paths to discover and build meaning. After all, isn’t that what every writer wants?

Read Actively

Stories that mean something

The world has reached a saturation point of shallow, thoughtless content, and half-skimming through these pages of filler is increasingly unfulfilling. Every day, your Medium homepage is full of stories with depth and meaning — stories that make you laugh, cry, and actually feel things.

A new way to interact

Reading these stories is not passive. Every highlight you leave changes the way others interpret the story — and maybe even the way the author thinks about what they wrote.

Influence the discussion

Discourse is necessary. Ideas grow by bumping into other brains and breathing in fresh air. That’s why we created Medium Responses. Beyond a simple comment, Responses are your opportunity to influence the discussion. And since Responses are their own posts, they build on each other and evolve the original idea in new and unexpected directions.

When you sign up for Medium, you are joining a community of millions of thinkers and doers offering their best ideas and moving conversation forward on the biggest issues and interests of the day. Because great writing deserves a great audience.