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Medium is great, but it can be greater

Douglas Giles, PhD
5 min readDec 7, 2023

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The Sublime is Beauty plus Substance

In June 2021, I wrote this article.

Same issues today, yes? For the most part, Medium has done very well in not sinking into the morass of substanceless mass media Web sites. It is, in my opinion, the best Web site currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be better.

The recent strategic change in curation and compensation has been a huge step forward in improving Medium’s content quality. It successfully de-incentivized some substanceless stories by “productivity” bros, arguments over tech products, rambling blog entries, and other writing ploys to make money off readers with quantity of words over quality of ideas.

The staff at Medium do well. They do. However, Medium still can and should do more if it wants to fulfill its potential. I want it to, so I am trying to prod Medium into upping their content quality.

Medium still has hundreds of of clickbaity stories like very other Web site about celebrity gossip, “rules for life,”…

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Douglas Giles, PhD

Philosopher by trade & temperament, professor for 21 years, bringing philosophy out of its ivory tower and into everyday life. https://linktr.ee/dgilesphd