@chartier It's pretty clear to me, and not just because I'm l33t on it. It's collaborative, topical publishing. It's most like Tumblr of existing things, but it's organized around user-made topics. I just posted to https://medium.com/climate-change/
@ablaze Twitter: spam stuff about #agile and #lean for followers, tumblr: random stuff on the web, app.net: be part of counter-culture, tent.is: MOAR, instagram: pictures of food, while I stalk people on facebook and tell others they're wrong on Quora
@ablaze To me it’s a spot for content you have to get out of you that doesn’t fit on one of your sites. Like, if you have an Apple website, but really care about baseball then you could go write about baseball on Medium.
@blakehill That seems right. Also seems pretty valuable. It certainly was to me. I was more motivated to write about climate change because of the Medium collection. It could have gone on my personal site, but the existing community there swayed me.