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It’s intelligent recommends we need.

When I ‘heart’ something I’m doing two things. First, I’m signaling appreciation to the author. AND I’m indicating that the story deserves a wider audience.

I am not republishing, reposting, or sharing with all my followers. My followers are a diverse bunch. There’s very little I’d recommend to all of them.

Medium should — and I believe does — treat recommends as an indicator for what should appear in the Home feed. But Medium is not Twitter. A recommend is a much softer indicator than a retweet. Medium uses every piece of data it can to ensure my Home feed is full of stuff I’ll want to read. And it gets better every day.

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