Medium’s new features go straight for the heart of the Facebook-friendly web.
Each of Medium’s new features seem small individually, and the tech press is treating them like a minor product update. … Taken collectively, these features completely alter the feel of the site. Medium feels more like a social network than it ever has before.
But you can only flirt with being a platform for so long before you just become one. The description of Medium that’s most stuck with me is from Josh Benton again, this time on Twitter: Medium is now “YouTube for prose,” he said. In other words, it’s a platform. And I think with these product changes, it’s embracing that.