Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has tweeted out an invitation to anyone who works at Twitter for his new publishing platform Medium. If you have a @twitter.com email address, youâ€™re now able to register and post on the site.
Williams is in the process of building Medium with fellow co-founder Biz Stone, former VP of Product for Twitter and former Blogger PMÂ Jason Goldman at Obvious Corp.
The articles look like this:
Medium is Obvious Corp.â€™s first solo project to be announcedÂ after itâ€™s collaboration Lift, a habit building app that we liked quite a bit. And its fostering of Branch, a curated discussion platform. Both of those projects have Obvious taking and advisory role, where Medium is an internal effort.
Opening up Medium to all of Twitterâ€™s over 1,000 employees could be Williamsâ€™ way of expanding the test group of the platform a bit. And Iâ€™m sure it doesnâ€™t hurt those folks being chosen as an invite group that heâ€™s a founder of the information platform.
Iâ€™ve been playing with Medium a bit and Iâ€™ve found it to be an interesting experiment at the very least. A clean backend and well presented front end make for a nice publishing experience, but I doubt that the mechanics of it are what Williams and co. are hoping to help it stand out. It will be interesting to see what they have planned.
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