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Trying out Medium
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM by Dave Winer.
  • 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. :-)