Well, it does seem like Medium is leaving behind those of us who aren’t growth hackers, quantified…

Here’s a simple thought experiment: how many people will scroll all the way down, let alone read, a six thousand word essay on the…

Well, it does seem like Medium is leaving behind those of us who aren’t growth hackers, quantified selfies or writing long advertisements for the latest javascript framework.

Here’s a simple thought experiment: how many people will scroll all the way down, let alone read, a six thousand word essay on the political economy of water in Southern California (just making that up — I am not a political economist and Southern California is only a state of mind as far as I am concerned).

Yeah, I thought as much. If you don’t get to the bottom of an article, you don’t get to vote. The voting economy is biased towards the click-baiter. Perhaps Medium should create better avenues for algorithmic curation of long form articles but that’s a business decision, not an artistic or editorial one. Until then, we’d better stick to listicles.