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July 2016: Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams on August 2012, and owned by A Medium Corporation.[2] The platform is an example of evolved social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium[3] and is regularly regarded as a blog host.

Williams developed Medium as a way to publish writings and documents longer than Twitter's 140-character maximum. It eventually grew into a separate platform independent of Twitter's brand.

Medium also has its own publications, including the online music magazine Cuepoint, edited by Jonathan Shecter, NewCo Shift led by entrepreneur, author and journalist John Battelle, and the technology publication Backchannel, edited by Steven Levy.



RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Backchannel Source Jul 3, 2016
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Medium Source Jul 11, 2016
Formerly Owned by (partial or full) Twitter Organization Jul 3, 2016
Organization Executive (past or present) John Battelle Person Jul 3, 2016
Organization Executive (past or present) Steven Levy M.A. Person Jul 3, 2016
Organization Executive (past or present) Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Jonathan Shecter Person Jul 3, 2016
Founded/Co-Founded by Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Evan "Ev" Williams Person Jul 3, 2016

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Aug 01, 2016 How a happy moment for neuroscience is a sad moment for science: Systems neuroscience is celebrating a landmark, but one that shows the way we do science is broken.

QUOTE: modern science’s incentives are all wrong. If we only measure the quality of someone’s science by the amount of money they accrue and the number of “impactful” papers they produce, then by definition we are not measuring the quality and rigour of the science itself.

Jul 10, 2016 Something more is required of us now. What?

QUOTE: How many politicians have been prosecuted for taking millions of dollars from private prisons, prison guard unions, pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, tobacco companies, the NRA and Wall Street banks and doing their bidding for them...Our entire political system is financed by wealthy private interests buying politicians and making sure the rules are written in their favor. But selling CDs or loose cigarettes? In America, that’s treated as a serious crime, especially if you’re black.

Jun 27, 2016 Dear Landlord: Don’t Rip Me Off When it Comes To Internet Access When building owners get kickbacks from big providers it’s the tenants who lose

QUOTE: Water and heat are regulated utilities. But when it comes to Internet access, people in apartments (called Multiple Dwelling Units, or MDUs) often have the worst of both worlds: all the limitations of a utility framework — no competition, no choices — with zero protections for consumers. That means unconstrained pricing. Network operators like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T, in cahoots with developers and landlords, routinely use a breathtaking array of kickbacks, lawyerly games of Twister, blunt threats, and downright illegal activities to lock up buildings in exclusive arrangements.