re: Medium Was Never Meant to Be a Part of the Developer Ecosystem VIEW POST

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First of all, whoever came up with that cover image should has a Madmen level marketing chop. Just clever and hilarious.
On the topic, now that I come to think of it, Medium free clapping feature might have been a form of manifestation of the bait-and-switch strategy. It's difficult to trace how many claps a user gives to an article. If you have a few close friends give your article as many as possible and it's behind the pay wall, then your article becomes a revenue generator for the wrong reason.

 

First of all, whoever came up with that cover image should has a Madmen level marketing chop. Just clever and hilarious.

Yours truly, thank you. 🙂

And yes, I agree with that assessment. Medium is a funny little game in terms of how the claps and the paywall and everything in that ecosystem fits together.

 

Admittedly I'm appalled by how easy I've earned from my articles though.

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