Saturday, March 02, 2013
Medium is designed to allow people to choose the level of contribution they prefer. We know that most people, most of the time, will simply read and view content—and that's great. If they choose, they can recommend* content to others, giving feedback to the creator and increasing the likelihood others will see it.
Posting on Medium (not yet open to everyone) is elegant and easy, and you can do so without the burden of becoming a "blogger" or worrying about the arduous task of developing an audience. All posts are organized into "collections," which are defined by a theme. (For example, this post is in the 'About Medium' collection.)
Eventually, anyone will be able to create a collection about anything, and collections can be invite only (like this one) or open to contributions from anyone. For example, here's an open collection of crazy stories. Posts can also be "cross-posted" to multiple collections, which gives more opportunity for discovery and building one idea off of another.