Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Q&A with Evan Williams, co-founder of Medium and Twitter

Excerpt from a wide-ranging interview

"Williams wants to set the record straight: Medium is a publishing platform. He suspects that its plentiful professional content “may have set the bar too high” for the user-generated content he hopes will appear on Medium. Over time, Williams believes Medium will become a destination for both casual and serious content.

Medium is what Blogger, the publishing platform Williams helped create and sell to Google in 2003, could have been had social media existed. (For the record, Blogger’s Blogspot.com remains the 17th-most trafficked Web domain in the world. Williams attributes the continued popularity to “a very, very long tail—and Google search traffic.”)"
Q&A with Evan Williams, co-founder of Medium and Twitter
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