Medium has become a popular place for people who do not have their own websites to post long essays and destructive exhibitions, in addition to producing some journalism themselves, all in an elegant interface that lends itself to long-term reading.
But a new experimental "Save to Medium" function discovered by app-investigator Jane Manchun Wong suggests that medium has larger goals – it can be the place where you read all of them those long web-based stories that you cannot immediately read.
It is called & # 39; Save in medium & # 39; and it seems to be a clear competitor to Pocket and Instapaper & # 39; s popular read-it-later services, with which you can quickly bookmark stories that you can then consume in its own interface whenever you want.
But unlike Pocket, the current experimental version of "Save to Medium" seems to be doing something bit controversial: it scrapes the ads and paywalls that publishers like The New York Times to actually finance their journalism, Wong said.
However, it seems that Medium is making a copy of web pages on their own platform without the payment wall or advertisements
Not sure what publishers and news publications think about this
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 5, 2019
That is rich, given that Medium charges a $ 5 monthly fee to get through his own payment wall, which it would probably like to be paid. Medium declined to comment, but it is quite possible that it is planning to implement a function such as Pocket where you can log in to the sites for which you pay – assuming that "Save to Medium" becomes a real product at all.
Meanwhile, there is an easy one CEO approved way to bypass Medium's payment wall: just follow a Twitter link to get there.