> Members get exclusive access to the best stories on Medium — but you can read three for free each month. Upgrade for $5/month for unlimited access.
how about no
@calvin Doesn't Medium rely on user-contributed free content, too?
They can just fuck right off with that shit.
@bhtooefr @calvin why people just don't blog on ther own website? It's soooo easy to setup a simple wordpress site n shared hosting, it costs almost nothing.
@mdfrg @calvin Medium provides a degree of exposure, I think, and self-hosted Wordpress provides the risk of getting pwned pretty massively if you don't stay /right/ on top of updates.
Myself, I find that I split my content between Oppositelock (a Kinja car blog with a significant community), here, and my own blog, in that order.
@bhtooefr @mdfrg YOU FORGOT "STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS OVER IRC"
also, WordPress.com can host WordPress for you without the worry, in exchange for some freedoms and/or money, ofc
@calvin @bhtooefrYeah, but in that case there is not much difference from writing on Medium
@mdfrg @calvin Although if you're paying for hosting, you're not necessarily the product, whereas Medium is clearly making people's writings the product.