What’s a Clap Worth?

Doing the Medium Math

Dogs, unlike Medium writers, don’t care about Stats. (Photo by anya potsiadlo on Unsplash)

The central unknowable puzzle we writers face when contemplating our Stats (which most of us do from time to time)(Ha Ha who am I kidding, we do this constantly.) is — what exactly is a single clap worth?

The answer is ineffable, given that readers have an unlimited number of claps to bestow (with a maximum of 50 for to each post) and no writer knows how many other…



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