A critique of Clapping on Medium(medium.com)

over 4 years ago from Lucas Neumann de Antonio, Designer @ Nubank

  • Arix KingArix King, over 4 years ago

    70 claps from 7 people

    Using the metric from this article itself. Two months ago, 70 recommendations was a pretty good number. Now, Medium has completely destroyed the user's perspective on value.

    Amazing articles that used to have 1.2k recommendations are now going to need 50k+ claps. Just seems silly to afflict your platform with sudden inflation.

    5 points
    • Ben Digman, over 4 years ago

      Forgive my ignorance but weren't recommendations 1 to 1 or could one reader recommend an article multiple times?

      0 points
      • Arix KingArix King, over 4 years ago

        Yes, they were.

        0 points
        • Ben Digman, over 4 years ago

          So, wouldn't the 7 people in this example essentially be the same metric as prior number of recommendations? It seems, if that's correct, they've simply added an additional data point somewhat akin to the volume or am I totally off the mark here?

          0 points