@indefensible I think Medium sells it as a way for writers to get a bigger audience. But, that audience belongs to Medium. They are unlikely to seek out more of someone’s work. Most writers are better off building their own audience on their own site.
@seanhussey Agreed. The one that really drives me crazy is the fade in of notifications on the lock screen. That’s supposed to be glance-able info, instead I’m tapping my fingers, waiting for each one to load separately.
@ryanbateman You could get in the ballpark with public info. I know there’s been estimates that Google makes $10/year on Android users, for example. You just have to consider that number is lower than what they would have to charge you to let you opt out.
@ryanbateman Unfortunately that’s not simple to calculate. If you offer that, then the number of people looking at ads goes down, and the ad rates go down. Plus, those aren’t just any people, they’re the people who pay for things, so ad rates go down more.