Talking about Medium and the Open Web with Evan Williams

Joi Ito
Joi Ito
Mar 27, 2016 · 1 min read

We’ve been talking a lot about the importance of the Open Web and where Medium fits into the ecosystem of walled gardens and this Open Web. Evan Williams, founder and CEO of Medium, was nice enough to chat on Skype and allow me to post it. I’ve known Ev from the Blogger days and the Twitter days and have been a user of every one of his products and the conversation reminded me how much I enjoy having product conversations with Ev.

It sounds like while Medium has and is focused on creating a great authoring platform, but that Ev is much more open to supporting the Open Web than some might have feared. Look forward to seeing support for more interoperability and working with them on it.

( PubPub which I mentioned in the conversation: http://pubpub.media.mit.edu/ )

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