Anywhere but Medium(

almost 6 years ago from Catalin Cimpanu

  • David IngledowDavid Ingledow, almost 6 years ago

    I often have thought about the downsides of services that suggest content to you. How is bias built and designed out of the suggestion mechanism? These are some valid concerns that are touched on in this article.

    However, there seems to be a lot of backlash for content that is posted on Medium. I would rather discern the quality of a post by it's content, not the platform it's written one. I don't care where it's written, I just want to read it.

    I also take issue with the specific suggestion that Tumblr is a better platform to write one. When building my latest blog, I wanted to ensure that all my content was in Markdown so it could be moved easily. I also wanted to ensure that if I used a platform, I could download all my posts in this format. Unfortunately, Tumblr doesn't let you download your post data. Medium, in fact, does. I decided to go down the Jekyll route because all my posts can be pulled down in Markdown format from an open GitHub repo.

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