Medium’s recommendation system creates personalized stories tailored for you by observing your interactions such as reads and follows. Today, we are introducing a way for you to control your recommendations, where you can review and customize your interests, manage whom you are muting, peruse through your reading history removing specific stories or start afresh by clearing the history altogether.
You’ll notice control your recommendations in the user drop down menu, clicking that takes you to the main landing page.
There are three main sections to interact with: following, reading history and mute.
Today, Medium announced the acquisition of Glose, a social digital book platform based in Paris, France. Founded in 2014, Glose reaches more than one million readers in 200 countries. Boasting a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, Glose carries ebooks and audiobooks from all major publishers, including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster.
Medium supports a wide range of publishing, from short blog posts to in-depth investigative journalism, and everything in between. With the integration of Glose, Medium will have more than 1.5 million books available within its vibrant ecosystem. …
Here at Medium, we’re creating a new model for digital publishing — one that’s based on story value, not ad value, and that’s predicated on the relationship between writer and reader. In ad-based publishing, the goal is to get readers to click and stay regardless of quality. That has led to the proliferation of something we’re all familiar with: clickbait. Clickbait works great in a system that’s designed to engage as many eyeballs as possible. That’s not our system.
On Medium, we believe you should stay for the story, the writer, the nuance, and the substance. This is how deeper…
Medium is becoming more relational in order to give writers more freedom and agency over building and maintaining relationships with their audience. Our goal is to create the best of both worlds: An open and simple platform where anyone can publish — once, occasionally, or often — that also allows for deeper connections between readers and writers. We want to simplify the publishing process. Today we made the following changes:
For millions of people, Medium’s mobile app is their window to discover and read stories from writers they trust and subject-matter experts across a wide variety of topics. Our app was originally designed around an infinite feed of stories, which makes it simple to scan headlines and tap one that captures your attention or piques your interest. Every story you read is input into an algorithm to help recommend stories you might want to read next. …
We appreciate the feedback about the language in our updated Terms of Service that focuses on your content rights. We first responded by preparing a short blog post explaining the updates.
We’ve now edited the Terms of Service to more clearly reflect what we said in that post.
Here’s the passage we’ve updated:
Rights and Ownership
You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through the Services.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through the Services, you grant Medium a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable…
**Edit 8/19/20: We have updated the language in the terms for more clarification. You can read more here:
While some of the language in these policies has changed, Medium’s fundamental beliefs (and behaviors) have not. Here’s the deal:
Every day people publish thousands of stories on Medium, sharing thoughts or ideas that matter, with the world. Many of them spark important conversations via responses, which imbue stories with additional details and perspectives. One problem is, these conversations live on a separate page — they’re out of context and difficult to follow.
Today, we’re fixing that. As part of a broader effort to reimagine how readers connect with writers and each other on Medium, we’re excited to launch an update to responses.
Previously, reading responses took you to a separate page like this:
Now, when you read through or…
If you’ve been a long-time Medium user, you may have noticed some changes we’ve made in the past several months. Or better yet, you may have not noticed some things that may have previously distracted you (or your readers) from enjoying what’s most important on Medium: the stories themselves, the ideas that matter. Earlier this year, we dramatically reduced the frequency and prominence of our in-product messaging prompts (sign up, open in app, etc) resulting in a far cleaner, more enjoyable reading experience.
What prompted this change? In the latter half of 2019, we took a hard look at the…