Medium is Broken
A.H. Chu

The problems you identify, and the possible solutions you propose, are startlingly similar to what I and many others were saying about another VC-backed online writing community called Gather, circa 2006. That site swirled around the toilet bowl for years before disappearing altogether. Unfortunately, I’d put the odds in favor of a similar fate for Medium. It doesn’t *have* to go that way, but it probably will.