evan williams

The Future of Medium

 

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The social media platform, Medium, has a bright future a head of it. In February 2014, the site received its first major external investment of $25 million dollars from Greylock Partners. Now Google Ventures and dozens of individuals are investing into the website. Investors are confidant that Medium will achieve its goal of reinventing the blog as a storytelling platform.

Medium has a large chance of being the next great social media site because its founders created Blogger and Twitter. Those two social media sites had a major impact on how people communicate. The founders created Medium in order to impact how people communicate again.

“Storytelling is a very powerful element of humankind. If we can improve and somehow move forward the way people share their stories and ideas, we think that can be pretty important.”

Evan Williams, Medium Co-Founder

Start sharing your stories today at Medium.com!

A Writer’s Safe Haven

I think Medium is a great website because it caters to people that want to share in-depth, well articulated written works. The majority of self-publishing and blogging websites do not focus on content. People are not writing thought provoking stories and ideas. They are posting pictures and videos which takes the focus off of the words. I feel that today words come second to illustration and videos.

Medium is a place where people who love reading a writing do not have to deal with all the clutter that excessive pictures, videos, and widgets create. The website has a simple design just like books. I love the design because it helps inspire you to create, which is great when you are trying to overcome writer’s block.

Even though its still in the entry level stages, I think Medium will be successful. Watch what the co-founder, Evan Williams had to say about the website below.

(O’Reilly Media)