That was unexpected … the first Ad I’ve seen on Medium

screen capture on Medium

I’ve been a huge fan of Medium since it’s launch. I’ve really enjoyed everything about — from how easy I can navigate articles, to inline commenting and highlighting, writing an article is drop dead easy and with publications, you can “group” them into a logical group. Almost everything within the platform is brilliant.

But I was a bit surprised to see the above advertising within an article — and have to admit, it could be I missed an announcement by Medium about serving ads or it is a diabolically brilliant idea by either the writers or the publication to serve advertising within their articles.

Personally, I don’t care — I’ve gotten very good at ignoring ads on the internet, along with everyone else. It just surprised me to see it.

What are you thoughts? And does it surprise you?

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