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Thread started by Dave Winer on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Trying out Medium

Evan Williams just announced a new blogging tool so I signed up. He just sent me an email saying I can post.

After a bit of fiddling around, I can post. Screen shot.

I have something I want to write about -- the new rivers I just shipped. Especially the Apple river, which replaces the Olympics as the lead river.

Here's my first post.

The editor is very nice. Very simple. I think I understand what it is.

1. It's a blogging community.

2. It does categorization, but does it upside-down. Instead of adding a category to a post, you add a post to a category. Maybe a little like Delicious, but with an editor. I never was a big user of Delicious so it's hard to say.

3. It's very bare-bones. But like I said it's nice. :-)

And I appreciate the chance to try it out.

Here's a screen shot of the About dialog for the river. I thought I might use it for the picture in my Medium post, but it wasn't the right shape. Neither was the one I used. I think it's really designed for photos.

I got an email when someone gave some kudos to my post. :-)