I honestly still have no clue how they think such a weird way of showing appreciation of an article can work.
it's their business model. you're a paying user + you give a lot of claps to someone = you give them some of the money you paid. the # of claps you give basically mean "what percentage of the money you're paying medium, would you want to be distributed to the author?"
yup. it's just like throwing pennies at the author's feet.
Which makes me wonder. If you really really loved an article, do you give 1 clap (a larger % of your money pie) or 50 claps?
similarly, would you have a finite number of claps to give? if it's tied to your your monthly fee, i'd imagine they'd have to add a clap cap. or else you'd be diluting your claps.
Amazing idea. Hope someone from @Medium is listening.. :)
Interesting breakdown Jason. I just gave your article 39 claps which is one of the rarest increments of claps possible.
I just gave it 39 claps too. YOU'RE NOT UNIQUE ANYMORE!!!!
Thanks guys. You're also welcome to give 40, 41, 42, or 43!
Hey everyone, this is just a follow up to my last post: https://medium.com/tomyum/our-redesign-of-mediums-claps-and-why-they-may-not-have-chosen-to-do-it-this-way-edc9ff6b586e
It received a lot of applauses so I figured it would be interesting to break down that data, and use that insight to see how Claps can be iterated.