Four years ago, we launched Letters to help Publications connect with their audience directly in their readers’ inboxes. Since then, we’ve seen the efficacy of this tool for publishers. We’ve also seen opportunities to improve it to help creators better reach and grow their audience.
Today, we’re launching Newsletters: a new way to build relationships and share stories with your Medium audience.
We made Newsletters easy to create and powerful to use. Any Publication on Medium can start a newsletter and correspond with their subscribers directly in their inbox. Publications can now give their Newsletter a name and description, so…
i’ve always wanted to be a pool boy
and one day
i went to a pool supply store
to buy pool chemicals for my lab in grad school
and i saw this poster
and took a photo
and i still feel this way
i keep trying to find the poster
to buy and frame for myself
that is my dream
My great grandparents immigrated to the US from Spain. They came from a town called Artziniega in the Basque territory of Spain and moved to Texas where my great grandfather worked as a railroad engineer and my grandfather as a geologist. When my great grandparents lived in Spain, their last name was Artziniega and when they moved to the US they went by Simpson, ostensibly to get jobs and to make a new life in a new country.
I know surprisingly little about our family history other than that. …
This is verbatim from an internal post on Hatch, where we write about our product, design, and company. I thought it would be fun to provide a peek at how we thought about our green color update and why we made the change. (More context on Inside Medium.)
With the launch of Medium 2.0 we refreshed our green across the platform. This was a design team project to update Medium’s colors and make a cohesive family of green that felt a bit more lively, social, and vibrant. …
“Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations — notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change,”
So, simply put, fixing everything while commencing a revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. Sounds doable.
I posted this internally at Medium on December 1, 2014 to get feedback and build on the idea. It became part of a larger effort, part of which launched yesterday. For more technical details on how we built this feature, read this post from Nick Santos. (More context on Inside Medium.)
Increasingly I’ve been seeing screenshots of articles attached to tweets on Twitter like this:
It’s a great way to quickly highlight an especially good part of an article and then link to it. It gives users a way to snapshot the part that they feel is most important/good/memorable/pertinent…