Medium has been known primarily for its long-form, magazine-style pieces — but founder Evan Williams says it wants to be a home for shorter posts as well, so it has launched several new features that make it more Twitter-like and more blog-like
There may be some low-quality content being published on Medium, says founder Evan Williams, but the platform is building ways of filtering through that to find great content that otherwise wouldn’t see the light of day.
The fact that it is more difficult than ever to decide who qualifies as a “journalist” may make for a confusing media landscape, and it may trouble some professional journalists and media outlets, but in the long run we are better off.
If you’re successful enough to start companies like Twitter and Blogger and you move on to something new, it’s fair to say people will be watching the new venture. This time, Biz Stone is hinting at his latest project called Jelly.
Evan Williams, the founder of Blogger, Twitter and, more recently, The Obvious Corporation, discussed during GigaOM RoadMap 2012 how starting a tech company has changed in the past dozen years.
A memo written by the managing editor of the Washington Post in 1992 says a lot about how much of the future of media was obvious even then, but it also misses the most disruptive force the industry has seen — namely, the rise of social media.
Evan Williams and Biz Stone have launched a new web-publishing platform called Medium that they hope will be part of a reinvention of digital content. But apart from founders with a great pedigree, it’s not immediately clear what Medium offers that other services don’t.
Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams Tuesday unveiled their latest publishing platform, Medium. The new tool aims to give people a collaborative, lightweight way to express themselves online with images and text.
There’s been a lot of debate about whether a Forbes blog post that excerpted and summarized a New York Times story qualifies as journalism or not — but to some extent that’s a red herring. The only question that matters is whether the reader is served.
Swedish micropayments startup Flattr is hoping it can encourage web users to hand over cash to the bloggers they love — and gain a bit of traction for its own service in the process.