On Signing Up For Medium Using Facebook
John Battelle

I guess I’ve had my head in the sand. But isn’t this the Holy Grail quest?Who has developed a successful business model and flexible firewall(s) for a site that simultaneously offers users secure private access to potentially unlimited services (think concierge) — and public, identity/reputation-based quipping or blogging with one’s preferred cohort of 18k (read unlimited if your name is Trump)? Brings back memories of the old AOL walled garden paradox. Profits need public, or in this case enough users with at least 18k followers. That fuel’s gotta come from somewhere…

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