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My thoughts on paid Medium posts

Here is what happened within a few seconds of my visiting another website today:

  • At least three ads rolled into my view.
  • One of them was autoplaying sound on a video.
  • Halfway through the article, a pop up flew in my face.

The first two I can live with, but the return of the pop up is despicable. I don’t know who decided that was okay.

“Oh, but it’s a smart pop up!”

Please.


Will Medium’s new model work? I don’t know. I have given up all pretense of clairvoyance.

What I do know is this model beats the cheap, attention grabbing nonsense screaming at us from the rest of the web.

I’ll gladly give it my money.

— TB