I noticed today Medium invited me to join an exclusive club (well, if you call $5/month exclusive) where you get the “best” content.
Here’s my first thoughts.
As a reader, I have two minds about this:
I’ve not tested the Medium way of paywall, whether they have ‘previews’ for non-members reading paywalled stuff etc.
The other danger is the perception that non-members are stuck with rubbish stories by amateur non-ambitious non-paid writers.
Is it true that it would be easier to write with the right tools?
Perhaps so. Not so crazy about Markdown though. The # is hard to get from both mobile and Mac keyboards.
And don’t get me started on linking. If # is hard enough, try finding [!
Maybe a Markdown keyboard theme for SwiftKey?
Just so I can test it. And maybe use it to break up my thoughts.
Easy to get into, but Markdown on mobile keyboards? Can we create Markdown Mobile?
After comparing Uber with my local taxi company, I tweeted some opinions like how it’s cheaper.
This resulted in me being accused of, among other things, spreading misinformation.
This is actually not the first time I compared them, as I was happy when City started allowing card…
Why every parent and carer needs rules
Aren’t rules rather old-fashioned?
Not at all , much recent research has been done that rules and boundaries help kids grow, not limits them.
But it’s so hard consistently enforcing them — no one likes a nagger!
Find the most basic rules that…
As usual, anything humans create can be used to advance the whole of society, or just some of it (the software creator).
Tech people, especially software people (I’m one of the them) usually glosses over this. They have to, otherwise it will be very distracting to the creation process.
But now, once software has eaten the world, we need to take responsibility, and not just blame greedy suits/project owners/funders.
So, who’s in the quest to create responsible software?
When I was 19, just starting university, my Dad gave me a newly published book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. (Thinking back, he has this habit of being prescient about things that went on to be huge successes)
The first three habits are related to…
When I am reading something, I want to share it prettily (like in Google+ or Facebook, or even Twitter nowadays) and add some comments.
But Medium app doesn’t come up in list of share apps for links.
And when I paste a link it just becomes bare:
I suppose the idea is Medium is for thoughtful, longer writing and not quick comments.