Getting news and reading articles is one of the main uses for smart devices these days, with many people checking their phones for their morning dose of news before thinking about turning on the TV. Many apps cater to news and feature writing, but the best ones bring in articles from various sources, to give a broad impression and avoid bias. Medium is a free writing and reading app aiming to do just that, focusing on quality content and community discussion.
Curated, Valuable Articles
The news and features you find through Medium are curated by both human staff and an algorithm. This hybrid means that you aren’t ever waiting around for a human to decide what you like, so the system can start delivering personalised news immediately, while the human staff gradually perfect the process and add their real judgement. You get news which has been selected for quality, by intellectual and socially conscious people. This fantastic idea makes the app stand out. You can also write and publish your ow words, so it isn’t limited to big organisations. Anyone with a good idea can share it and comment.
Worthwhile but Still Growing
While Medium is a really good idea, it’s still finding its feet. You may find bugs and crashes, such as some reported with searching. Still, the core idea is great and this could be invaluable to writers and readers of quality opinion pieces.