Short, medium and regular
Medium has been known primarily for its long-form, magazine-style pieces — but founder Evan Williams says it wants to be a home for shorter posts as well, so it has launched several new features that make it more Twitter-like and more blog-like
Size doesn't always matter
As Medium founder and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams points out in a recent post, there is still far too much obsession with metrics like pageviews and unique visitors instead of looking at ways of measuring real engagement by readers
Medium says it is continuing to experiment with how best to compensate writers, but the recent departure of the contributing editor behind one of its collections shows there is still a tension between Medium the magazine and Medium the open platform
Medium, the blogging platform founded by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, opened to everyone Friday afternoon, after months in closed beta where writers had…
There may be some low-quality content being published on Medium, says founder Evan Williams, but the platform is building ways of filtering through that to find great content that otherwise wouldn’t see the light of day.
Does Medium want to be a platform for writing of all kinds, or does it want to be a magazine-style curated experience for readers? The two are very different, and the potential for conflict is great.
The New York Times has started experimenting with a system that highlights comments from readers alongside the story they are responding to, part of an increasing trend towards making the audience part of the process.
With the proliferation of new publishing platforms — and not just blogs or social networks, but also all-digital publishers like Medium, LinkedIn and the Huffington Post — how does a writer decide where they should put their work?
Evan Williams sees Medium, the blogging platform that he and Biz Stone launched last year, as a modern-day magazine. While Medium will eventually open to everyone, Williams said he wants the site to be “a great place for professional writers.”
Obvious, the company that came from Twitter co-founders and launched companies like Blogger and Twitter, is back in full force. The founders explained that the biggest venture, Medium, will now be operating independently.
If you’re successful enough to start companies like Twitter and Blogger and you move on to something new, it’s fair to say people will be watching the new venture. This time, Biz Stone is hinting at his latest project called Jelly.
Facebook is continuing its talent acquisition spree and has acquired Storylane, a Palo Alto company.
Medium’s editorial strategy might be rounding into shape with the hiring of Evan Hansen, formerly of Wired, to work on Twitter founder Evan Williams’ new venture.
Is the store still relevant when consumers can buy goods online anywhere, anytime? For sure, but it has to become something else, according to Tesla’s George Blankenship. You can learn more about this topic through this short video clip, or in depth at our RoadMap event.
The Internet has a new advocate for greener technologies: Evan Williams, CEO of Obvious Corp and former CEO of Twitter. At the kick off to Climate Week in New York on Monday, Williams called for reframing the discussion away from talking about climate.
Evan Williams and Biz Stone have launched a new web-publishing platform called Medium that they hope will be part of a reinvention of digital content. But apart from founders with a great pedigree, it’s not immediately clear what Medium offers that other services don’t.
Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams Tuesday unveiled their latest publishing platform, Medium. The new tool aims to give people a collaborative, lightweight way to express themselves online with images and text.
Newly public Facebook says it is buying Karma, a mobile social gifting app. The news was released via Karma’s blog. The deal terms were not announced. Facebook plans to keep the service alive. A Facebook spokesperson says it is an acquisition & not an acquhire.
Obvious Corp, a new venture launched by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, has announced its first partnership with Lift, a startup founded by entrepreneurs Tony Stubblebine and Jon Crosby, who are looking to encourage human potential through positive reinforcement.
With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and countless other options, blogging isn’t quite what it used to be. I wanted to know what the future of blogging is so I emailed Twitter’s Evan Williams. Here are some of the things he told me.
It’s official: The last of Twitter’s founding triumvirate is stepping down from full-time duties at the 140-character phenom. Biz Stone is l…
Evan Williams and I have known each other for a long time. From a struggling entrepreneur who started Blogger, to a successful…
During an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, former CEO and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said that the network "lowers the barriers to publishing about as far as they can go." Not everyone sees this as a good thing, but the impact of it is enormous.
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams admits the company “screwed up” its relationship with third-party developers in the past, and told Web 2.0 Summit attendees today this happened mostly because the startup didn’t originally plan to become a platform company.
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’ decision to step down as CEO in favor of COO Dick Costolo and recent moves to try and crack down on uses of the word “tweet” are two signs the startup is trying to grow up and get serious about its business.
Twitter COO Dick Costolo will take over as CEO, the company just announced, as current CEO Evan Williams steps aside in order to be “complet…
Twitter founder Evan Williams announced today in a post on the company’s blog that he is stepping down from the CEO position at the rapidly growing social-networking startup, and that former chief operating officer Dick Costolo will take the CEO position, effective immediately.
In a Q&A conducted with users today from his personal Twitter account, CEO Evan Williams shared his company’s product roadmap details in the wake of the relaunch of Twitter.com. Perhaps most interestingly, he said that Twitter does not plan to release official desktop clients.
Given the opportunity, Twitter CEO Evan Williams will happily extemporize at a high level about the ideas that drive his company (which is now up to 145 million users). Williams contended tonight that the medium of Twitter is (gasp!) actually well-suited to handle information overload.
Twitter’s purchase of Twitter iPhone client Tweetie last week, along with its launch of a Blackberry app, have raised concerns among develop…
“Twitter has always been about developers,” Evan Williams told Chirp attendees today. “Twitter is the ecosystem more than any other web services that has ever existed. You’ve helped define it, poured in your time and energy all the while putting up with our growing pains.”
The relationship between Twitter and third-party app developers has become strained, after comments by Twitter investor Fred Wilson sparked a debate over which features the company might copy or buy. But while Twitter is big enough and well-funded enough to ignore app developers, it probably shouldn’t.
At SXSW today, Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams announced the availability of Twitter’s @Anywhere platform but offered scant details. On Twitter he promised that all details will be announced at Twitter’s official developer conference that will be held on April 14-15 in San Francisco.
Twitter’s U.S. traffic to its main site has slowed, CEO Evan Williams said during a talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in…
Twitter reached out to the enterprise market for the first time yesterday with the unveiling of Twitter 101, a web-based guide aimed…
Thought I was going to get away with twittering, not posting, about the first session of D7, the annual Kara Swisher-Walt Mossberg conferenc…
The rapid growth of micro-blogging service Twitter over the past year has led to endless speculation about the company’s future, from how it…
So it’s confirmed: Twitter is buying Summize. As I’ve said previously, I think this is a super-smart move by Twitter, and if the company plays its cards right, one that will pay dividends in the long run. Here are some additional financial details of the deal. Continue Reading
I spent most of the day digging up more information on Twitter and its new round of funding that I reported last…