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WTF is Medium’s New “Series” Feature, and What Does It Mean For Us?

Dakota Shane
Mar 2, 2017 · 5 min read

I’m sure we’re all thinking: what does this all mean for Medium?

A new kind of storytelling

Most importantly though is that, unlike a Medium Story, a Medium Series does not have to end when the last word is read! This could be an absolute game-changer for writers if utilized properly.

Imagine being able to document the growth of your company from the ground up, your road trip across the country, or your four years at college all by adding new “episodes” to your Medium Series?

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Attracting a wider audience for Medium

Making Medium more mobile-friendly

Proof of a consolidating market

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The bottomline

This could very well be Ev Williams’ response to a world dominated by Instagram Stories, Snapchat Stories, and other forms of first-person, serial storytelling. By adding this inherently visual feature to the text-heavy platform we all know and love, Ev has positioned Medium as more than a stream of blog posts and a hub for hobbyist readers — he’s positioned Medium as a forward-thinking, indispensable storytelling experience.




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