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Charon92
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Why. Is. Every. Medium. Article. Now. Fucking. Premium.

ITS A GOD DAMN 2 MINUTE READ, ANYTHING THAT TAKES 2 FUCKING MINUTES TO READ SHOULDN'T BE PREMIUM!

In summary, FUCK MEDIUM.

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  • 7
    Oh btw, do you want to subscribe to their newsletter already?
  • 5
    I don't mind that much since the quality of many articles became incredibly shitty. (That or they're written by people thinking that their point of view is the only right one.)
  • 3
    Adopt, extend, extinguish.

    They've come close to cornering the market, now they can charge for it.
  • 2
    @AlmondSauce While, they created a platform without a sustainable revenue model and are now using their dominance to herd people into subscriptions to appease the VC gods.
  • 2
    What's medium?
    😅
  • 3
    @Root

    It uses to be good articles written by industry experts. Now its effectively a shitty blog filled with amateurs and marketing graduates that want you to pay for their half-baked opinionated bullshit.
  • 1
    @Jilano

    It seems to have gotten even worse.

    And part of me wouldn't mind except that there used to be a lot of good, free content and now even the good content that's a few minutes long is hidden behind a fucking pay wall.
  • 4
    @Root @powerfulparadox @AlmondSauce

    Medium is the crap version of Dev.to.

    It's ugly, and not 100% of the articles are great, but at least it's a pretty friendly blogging community by & for devs.
  • 3
    @Charon92
    Actually, you can read any premium article for free. You just need to go incognito an then find it in browser by name :) Feel free to try it out
  • 1
    @AcT3R yeah, it's true. I do it all the time.
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  • 1
    It's less the fact I'd have to pay for it and more the fact that things that were previously better and free are now worse and paid for.
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