"It’s closest to Tumblr right now — another product that occupies the space between full-blown blogging like WordPress, and ultra lightweight blogging in Twitter. Clearly Twitter is moving more towards Tumblr. If Medium adds templates and CSS they will be aimed squarely at Tumblr."
Thread: Bullet points on Ev’s new startup
Winer on Medium.
Having been thinking this, too:
The more I understand about Medium, the more trouble I have seeing how it co-exists with another Williams startup, Branch. It seems like they’re both camped out in the same space betw blogging and Twitter. That as the two products evolve they will keep colliding with each other.
After a week or so of the Tumblr pins, I’m over them. The kinds of things that people want to pin are usually exactly not the kinds of entries I want shoved in my face.
The act of un-pinning is also getting associated with annoyance. Probably not a good idea to train users to feel annoyed regularly.
One take on the Tumblr pins
"The actress Amandla Stenberg literally looks like a tiny angel, but this movie-goer equates blonde with innocence. A little black girl is not automatically innocent, no. Only a little white girl. Actually, only a blonde. The posts go on and on and on. It’s not just a coupe of tweets, it’s not just a coincidence. There’s an underlying rage, coming out as overt prejudice and plain old racism. Sternberg is called a “black bitch,” a “nigger” and one person writes that though he pictured Rue with “darker skin,” he “didn’t really take it all the way to black.” It’s as if that is the worst possible thing a person could be."
#This is why I'm a misanthropist