make this article have more “traction” than any other piece I’ve ever written on Medium
What Are You Doing Medium?
Alex Valaitis

According to the official description, the way applauses are used to put relevant/popular content in front of other people is a little bit more resistant to fraud than that—but I really mean “a little”. Your applauses are taken into consideration in a way that is relative to how many applauses you give on average. That is, of course, still trivial to game: 1x applaud some random posts, and then 50x applaud the posts you want to promote — rinse and repeat.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.