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When Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams first announced the launch of the new blogging/publishing platform Medium, it was open to only a select few. Sure, you could reserve a spot by putting in your Twitter id, but you had to wait to be invited to use the service. Well, there’s some good news: it’s now open to everyone.

Through its selective invitations, Medium built kind of an aura. It’s also the platform of choice for several established writers, including the new longform journalism venture Epic.

Medium recently announced the new change in a post where it said, “Anyone with a Medium account and a verified email address can post. Once your email is verified, you’ll see a button on the Medium homepage that says ‘Request writing access’. Click that button and start writing.”


A Medium account is basically the same as a Twitter account, so make sure you sign up at Twitter first. You will also need to be using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari to use Medium.

At the moment, Medium does not work on mobile phones, although The Next Web quoted the company as saying, “We are working on this.”


In our review of Medium Medium: An Alternative Blogging Platform From The Founders Of Twitter Medium: An Alternative Blogging Platform From The Founders Of Twitter Twitter's co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone launched their own blogging platform, Medium, about a year ago. The founders say that the aim is to "re-imagine" publishing, by allowing users to choose the level of... Read More , we found it to be a great alternative blogging platform if all you want is a place to write your thoughts. It’s neat, it’s quick and it’s very easy to use.

If you are thinking of chronicling your thoughts on Medium, here are 5 tips to starting your personal blog 5 Tips For Starting Your Personal Blog [Opinion] 5 Tips For Starting Your Personal Blog [Opinion] As an occasional personal blogger, I have seen a lot of other folks in the blogosphere who just want to write personal publications that are not exactly meant for making money. I really like that,... Read More .

Source: Medium via The Next Web

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  1. Nick
    October 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Ghost seems appealing. But sure i'll give it a try. Thanks :)