I will never understand why people use medium.com as a publishing platform while on write.as or a self hosted wordpress your content and your readers are so much more under your control.
Especially if you write on the future of journalism.
@rufposten Personal experience: People use medium.com for the same reason they use Facebook or Twitter: It's the way to reach a wirder audience. And the audience is on these platforms because they help them discovering content relevant to their interests. Looking at the amount of visitors, say, on my self-hosted wordpress blog (or even the amount of comments or interactions on there) compared to #fediverse or even Twitter posts, for that matter, speaks a rather strong language.
@z428 Probably, but I doubt this is true for germany. Also I learned from the freecodecamp case, that this advantage lessened:
@rufposten Maybe, but I think there are rare cases of (nontechnical) publications moving off medium.com to some self-hosted "open web" alternative rather than just the next platform. freecodecamp and the @elementary blog are notable examples but both are very much about a technical and privacy-aware, open audience... 😉
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