Publishing platform

Medium is an American online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams and launched in August 2012. The platform is an example of social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium, and is regularly regarded as a blog host.

The best ideas can change who we are. Medium is where those ideas take shape, take off, and spark powerful conversations. It's an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Medium's purpose is to spread these ideas and deepen understanding of the world.

Medium is creating a new model for digital publishing. One that supports nuance, complexity, and vital storytelling without giving in to the incentives of advertising. It’s an environment that’s open to everyone but promotes substance and authenticity. And it’s where deeper connections forged between readers and writers can lead to discovery and growth. Together with millions of collaborators, Medium is building a trusted and vibrant ecosystem fueled by important ideas and the people who think about them.


Medium design principles

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