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Six perspectives on the tech to the traditions, and everything in between.
Long gone are the days when we huddled around a shared television to watch the Olympics with rapt attention. Still, millions of us will tune into the Games this winter. We’ll cheer for our home countries, root for the underdogs, and eagerly wait for (or at times hide from) lists of winners and losers. The Games ignite a patriotic spirit, sure, but also a humbling appreciation for the precision and brilliance of our athletes. These moments make the world feel like a much smaller, friendlier place.
We know the Olympics are about more than the medals, the victories, and the heartbreaking defeats. That’s why, as the PyeongChang games officially kick off today, we’ve gathered six unique perspectives on parts of the Olympics that don’t usually make headlines. From an on-the-ground journalist’s dispatch and to a brief history of its iconography, we hope these reads bring another layer of depth, understanding, and appreciation to these spectacular Games.
With every Olympics comes a special set of “athletes.” No, these aren’t each countries’ top talent, they’re the Olympic pictograms designed uniquely for each Game. Chief Creative Officer for Weber Shandwick and LA-based artist Josh S. Rose takes us on a design journey through pictograms of the past — the evolution of style, the thread of cultural pride that runs throughout them all, and what makes PyeongChang’s set one for the books.
PyeongChang will play host to the first female Nigerian bobsled team — a historic moment but one rife with conflict. The three athletes are American-born but opting to race under the flag of their ancestral country. This decision, made with the hope of helping to represent Nigeria in a positive light, inspired this piece from journalist and Nigerian-American Ezinne Ukoha. Ukoha regularly writes about the conflict she feels between her homeland and America, but in light of this bobsled team, she argues we’re giving Nigeria a level of respect and admiration it falls very short of deserving.
The Olympics are more than a sporting event — they’re also a technology event. An intricate circuitry of recording and tracking devices bring the Games into your living room (or your phone). Tech journalist Lance Ulanoff, shares some of the new technologies being used to make this Olympics a moment in tech history. He outlines the VR experiences bringing the half-pipe inches from your eyes, the hundreds of drones capturing (and making their own) aerial action, and the illusive 5G network making the at-home experience bigger, stronger, and faster.
At only 17, Korean-American snowboarder Chloe Kim has already accomplished a lot. She’s the first woman to land back-to-back 1080 spins in competition, score a perfect 100 at the X Games, and bring home a gold from the Youth Olympic Games in 2016. But this year, Kim takes on the biggest challenge yet — her first Olympics. And expectations are high. Inspired by Kim’s story, graphic novelist Ryan Luikens draws a personal, poignant tale, capturing the sacrifices that athletes make to pursue victory, the motivations that keep them moving, and — ultimately — what it really means to win gold. The story is told with a mix of original illustrations and text, featuring both English and Korean translations.
Most of us watch the Olympics from behind a screen, and we often forget the army of dedicated reporters, producers, camera crews, and more who are tirelessly working to help us feel every throw, jump, and dramatic dive across the finish line. Mary Pilon, a sports journalist who covered the 2012 London and 2014 Sochi Games for the New York Times and was an NBC producer for Rio in 2016, shares her view from the other side of the lens. From grueling days to behind-the-scenes relationships to not-so-luxurious accommodations (hint: Sochi hotel room) and even almost being hit by a javelin, we get a rare view of another form of Olympic sprinting, jumping, and spinning.
Essayist Zaron Burnett III shares a personal essay about his first time barreling down the mountain, unable to turn or stop. And while he (spoiler!) does crash and burn, the inevitable fall pales in comparison to conquering the stereotype that “black people don’t ski.” Burnett’s piece compares his personal story of being the only black person on the mountain to the scarcity of black athletes competing at the Winter Olympics. But just as he broke a barrier (with admittedly far less grace), we’re now seeing more and more black athletes donning their country’s colors in hopes of gliding, sledding, and skating to gold.
A new Medium.com designed to help you discover stories that inspire and inform, now easier than ever before.
The Medium homepage is the place to go to quickly see the latest from your favorite writers and publications on the topics that matter to you most. So today, we’re excited to share a refreshed homepage that will make it easier than ever for you to find great stuff to read.
Let’s cut to the chase so you can start exploring. Your homepage is divided into three sections: featured stories at the top, a section of personalized stories for you beneath, and a right sidebar with quick links. Here’s what you need to know as you navigate your new Medium.com.
Featured stories, front and center.
Featured stories live at the top of your homepage and highlight the stories that matter most at any given moment. They’re handpicked by our curators throughout the day, so you can always check back for something new.
Personalized suggestions with more of what you love.
Below the featured stories of the day, it’s all about you. You’ll see pieces from topics, publications, and authors you follow (you can always fine-tune your interests here), as well as browse recommended stories we think you might enjoy.
Quick links to get caught up fast.
On the right-hand side of your homepage, you’ll find handy links to stories you might enjoy now or later.
- “New from your network” — features recently published stories from writers you follow. It’s the easiest way to stay connected to your favorite voices on Medium.
- “Popular on Medium” — shows you the most read stories in the last 24 hours, so you’ll always know what’s rising to the top in the Medium community.
- “Reading List” — shows everything you’ve recently bookmarked. Every story on Medium has a bookmark icon next to it, so if something catches your eye, you can save it for later, and it’ll show up here.
We hope you enjoy using the new homepage — iOS and Android updates coming soon. In the meantime, let us know what you think, and what else you’d love to see.
Today, we are updating our rules to help strengthen our community.
As the internet has evolved in the five years since we launched, so has the way people use Medium. To accommodate this, we regularly assess our rules, and adjust them accordingly.
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Beyond Medium itself, we recognize that we are also part of the larger internet ecosystem. Just as we rely on outside technology, systems, and information to run Medium, we also consider off-platform signals when assessing potential rules violations.
We have all seen an increase and evolution of online hate, abuse, harassment, and disinformation, along with ever-evolving campaigns of fraud and spam. To continue to be good citizens of the internet, and provide our users with a trusted and safe environment to read, write, and share new ideas, we have strengthened our policies around this type of behavior.
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At Medium, we strive to be the best place online to find interesting ideas and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. As a company, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding of complex issues, and great ideas can change the world when you create a welcoming space for them. Diversity for us includes, but is not limited to, gender, ethnicity, race, culture, socio-economic background, religion, age, physical ability, veteran status, country of origin, primary language, sexuality, political preference, education, and family makeup.
In the past year, Medium has gone through a lot of changes but we’ve remained constant in our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We’re dedicated to building a team that not only embraces but seeks out a diverse group of people. We’re committed to being a place that welcomes and includes all the things that make each of us unique.
In 2016, we signed the Tech Inclusion Pledge, and as a part of that pledge, we wanted to share with you our 2017 numbers. To us, this means more than just signing a pledge; it’s an ongoing promise to which we are committed.
What you see below was primarily collected through an optional survey we sent to our staff last month and is valid as of December 1st, 2017. A few notes on the data:
- Some gender, race, and ethnicity data was supplemented with our HR data if individuals chose not to respond.
- We separate our statistics into tech — which includes engineering, product, and data science — and non-tech, which includes (but is not limited to) marketing, content, operations, human resources, and design. We do not separate the demographics for other functional groups because their small size precludes anonymity.
- Senior employees are defined as individuals who are either an executive or are in one of the top two levels of our five-tier internal leveling system.
1. Who are we?
In addition to more traditional diversity questions, the survey our team took also included things about their interests, skills, and habits. Employees feel their skills and abilities are well represented in the tech industry, but within Medium, a lot of employees feel like they’re more extroverted than the rest (we do have a lot of introverts).
Looking specifically at gender, we’ve had a decrease in female employees in the past year. Last year, 46% of the staff were women; this year we’ve dropped to 40%. Our team today has a much higher percentage of engineers compared to other roles than this time last year — when we dug deeper, we saw a 2% lift in female engineers over the year (from 36% to 38% of the technical teams).
When we look at women in senior level roles, we see a drop from 26% in 2016 to 23% now. This decrease is one we are not happy to see but we are aware of it, and working towards improving it.
3. Race and ethnicity
Looking at diversity from a race and ethnicity perspective, we see some pretty strong improvements. There was an increase from 6% to 11% of those identifying as Black or African American. We also saw some smaller increases in the percentage of employees who identify as Asian, Hispanic or Other (meaning an identity not represented by one of the presented options).
At the Senior level we lack Hispanic and Black or African American representation.
4. Beyond gender, race, and ethnicity
Other notable changes from last year: we’ve increased the number of new grads and remained consistent with LGBTQ representation and diversity of origin.
5. Measuring inclusion
Measuring inclusion in the workplace is a more challenging task. We approached it by asking our team what demographics are under-represented at Medium and in which parts of the organization. The answers varied, but the majority noted that we need to diversify our leadership team, and in general broaden our gender and racial diversity. Some employees also felt that we would benefit from increasing the representation of people with a larger range of skills and abilities, as well as older and more experienced employees. They also called for diverse points of view either due to their background or political preferences.
Beyond the data
Data can only tell part of the story. This year, we’ve been really excited to have created a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The mission is, as you might expect, to increase, promote, and improve diversity and inclusion at Medium, within both the company and product.
The D&I group will be auditing our hiring practices, enabling employee-driven initiatives, and building awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion within our organization. Additionally, the group will work on ways to better elevate stories that give our readers the most diverse and well-rounded experience possible.
Diversity and inclusion is something we’re dedicated to, because we know the stronger and more diverse we are as a team, the better product and experience we can provide our users. We also know there’s still a lot of work to be done, and we’ll be working hard to make 2018 an even stronger year.
Six perspectives on net neutrality
This week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on the future of net neutrality. Whether you’ve been following the political back and forth, skimming the headlines, or struggling to decode acronyms, the decision will have an impact on what we can do online (and who can afford to do it). Because the internet has effectively been free and open since the day it was born, it’s easy to lose sight of the impact this vote will have.
The reality is, the internet is a fragile thing. Open, crazy, weird spaces where people swap stories and secrets, create rad digital art projects, type furiously and freely with people seven time zones away — these spaces are rare. People build them, people sustain them, and now, people are trying to restrict them. If this week’s vote passes — which is looking increasingly likely — the internet’s gatekeepers will have more control over their gates than ever before.
Because we live and breathe the internet, laugh and cry on the internet, connect with people who’ve tangibly changed our lives on the internet, we decided to gather some perspectives on this moment in time. Why it matters, how we got here, and what the future may hold. Here are some of the most insightful essays we’ve found on Medium to help us make sense of the fight to keep the net wild and free.
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Now, he’s defending it. “I want an internet where consumers decide what succeeds online, and where ISPs focus on providing the best connectivity,” Berners-Lee emphasizes. Content and connectivity are two distinct markets, and they must remain separate. Conflating them risks blocking innovation, free expression, and the kind of creativity that can only thrive online.
What’s happening now is not just about net neutrality, law professor Lawrence Lessig argues, but about the foundations of our democracy. Tracing the history of the concept from its origins in the aughts (one of his students, Tim Wu, coined the term “net neutrality”), Lessig sees the rollback of Obama-era regulations as a symptom of a larger issue: a democracy that doesn’t serve its people.
Through statistical analysis and natural language processing, data scientist Jeff Kao shows that millions of pro-repeal comments submitted to the FCC were faked. Organic public comments, according to Kao’s analysis, overwhelmingly supported preserving existing regulations. The report calls into question the legitimacy of the FCC’s comment process, and the basis of chairman Pai’s intention to roll back regulations.
In part one of a five-part series on net neutrality, computer scientist Tyler Elliot Bettilyon takes us back to FDR’s New Deal. Piecing together the history of “common carrier” laws — those that govern everything from shipping to telephone lines — Bettilyon contextualizes today’s fight for a free and open internet.
Social psychologist E Price interrogates the idea that the internet we’ve grown to love is really as “free and open” as we’d like to think. “Internet activity is already deeply centralized,” Erika writes, and major social media sites are today’s answer to the Big Three TV networks of a few decades ago. The internet is closer to cable than we think, and it’s (probably) about to get even closer.
Why should the internet be a public utility? Economist umair haque debunks the “competition will lower prices” argument against internet regulation, and makes a compelling case for why going online, “just like water, energy, and sanitation,” should be a basic right: “It dramatically elevates our quality of life, best and truest when we all have free and equal access to it.”
Margaret Atwood, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Roxane Gay, Deepak Chopra, Ellen Pao, Jonathan Safran Foer, and dozens of other influential voices reflect on the words that defined the year
If there were ever a year that’ll take a long time to process, it’s 2017. (Probably because we spent most of it processing 2016.) With laws, leadership, and social norms changing at a pace so relentless our data plans can scarcely keep up, our mental energy is spent skimming endless push notifications, rather than taking the time to step back and think about what it all means.
From AI to cryptocurrency, #MeToo to #VegasStrong, and tax reform to net neutrality, millions of readers turned to Medium this year to read beyond the headlines, make sense of the senseless, and draw inspiration from fresh voices. Likewise, storytellers turned to Medium to share their experiences and expertise, writing with the kind of depth, nuance, and context that has the power to change — or at least open — minds. The potential of the conversations that begin here is just one reason, of many, that we believe words matter.
So we thought it’d be fun to ask some of the year’s boldest thinkers, newsmakers, and creators to reflect on just one: the one word that mattered most in 2017. Some contributors chose the words upending their industries; others, the words upending our society; and others still reflected on the kind of personal growth — and personal pain — that transcends both pay grade and political party. The result is a collection of over 40 essays that explores the buzzwords, the bad days, the violence, and the victories that make up a year — one word at a time.
We’ve invited a diverse set of voices across a spectrum of topics. John McCain exposes how chaos defeated order this year, and Hillary Clinton argues for the value of radical empathy. Roxane Gay dives into why words — and the truth — still matter, while Margaret E. Atwood reflects on The Handmaid’s Tale through a modern lens. Jonathan Safran Foer reflects on the act of reflecting.
Powerful essays try to make sense of our political landscape. Ana Marie Cox redefines what it means to be an ally in 2017, Eve L. Ewing frames today’s struggles in historical context, Carmen Maria Machado and Deepak Chopra reflect on gaslighting and normalization, Reid Hoffman finds the opportunity amongst the danger, porochista khakpour bridges the political with the personal, while Tom Scocca wonders who will face the consequences.
In technology and industry, Sam Altman assesses our robot future, Ellen K. Pao urges us to not let history repeat itself, Lawrence Lessig takes stock of the setbacks for net neutrality this year, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Nathan Hubbard look at shifts in the medical and music industries, and Tim O'Reilly draws our attention to the fight for our attention.
Inspired by each essay, you’ll find an illustration that brings the word to life, created by a dynamic roster of amazing artists. Here’s a few of them:
You can browse the collection from the Words That Matter 2017 homepage, share your favorite essays and highlights using #WordsThatMatter2017, or write about the word that moved you most this year. And — finally — thank you for all the time you spent reading on Medium this year. After all, words have the most impact when someone is willing to listen.
Tips and Tricks from Medium’s User Happiness Team
Here on the User Happiness Team, we know there are a lot of questions folks have about how to get the most out of Medium, their accounts, the day-to-day of writing and reading online, and more. So last week, the team took to Twitter to field a few of those — and we thought we’d share a few popular ones here on our blog as well. Now, we know Medium people are curious people, so we’ll be doing features like this on the regular. You can also follow us on Twitter @MediumSupport and send us your questions whenever they pop up using #askmedium.
How do I grow my readership? Some of my stories receive more reads and engagement than others. Am I doing something wrong?
There are a few things you can do to help your story find an audience:
- Make sure you have a strong title and an interesting featured image.
- Be sure to tag your post properly.
- Once you publish, share your post on your personal social channels, and with friends and family.
- Find your community on Medium by following other writers you like and applauding for posts you like.
Find more writing tips here.
Signing in to Medium is confusing because there are so many options. I think I might have created 2 accounts by accident!
Many people have accidentally created two Medium accounts without knowing it. We know this can cause a lot of confusion. We recommend always signing in the same way you signed up. So, if you signed up with your email address, you should sign in with email; if you signed up with Twitter, you should sign in with Twitter. If you suspect you may have two accounts, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you sort it out.
How do payouts work for writers in the Partner Program?
As a member, your $5 monthly membership gives you unlimited access to stories for members and also lets you directly support the writers you love. So how is payment determined? Throughout the course of a given month, you read and clap for different member stories (you can tell they’re for members by the snazzy little star on the top left corner of a post). Some you liked, and some you loved. At the end of each month, your $5 is proportionally distributed to all the authors whose work you enjoyed — and we determine this based on a combination of your claps, reading time, and other measures.
That’s all for now. We’ll be back in a couple weeks with more answers to common questions. In the meantime, you can always shoot your questions to us on Twitter using #askmedium whenever something comes up.
Halloween is more than a holiday. It’s a season: a vague, end-of-summer haze when Twitter breaks new ground in spooky puns and bars drape cotton cobwebs over their cash registers. Maybe the actual day mattered once, when a pillowcase full of two-bite candy bars was all you needed for a good night out. But times change, The Monster Mash doesn’t last forever, and we keep swapping old costumes for new ones.
To celebrate, we’re featuring a few of our favorite stories about All Hallow’s Eve. The scary, the spooky, the… actually very insightful stories about reportedly haunted places. Plus, a few deep-dives into the history and culture of Halloween itself. How did an ancient harvest festival evolve into David S. Pumpkins, and why does it matter? These reads might do the trick:
Historian Mitch Horowitz breaks down the history (and future) of Halloween, from its pagan beginnings through today.
In a series of bite-sized vignettes, Lisa Renee expresses exactly why she loathes Halloween: candy is a corn syrup-infused racket, and trick-or-treating brings out the greed in just about everybody.
Ever wondered about those Halloween pop-ups that seem to invade U.S. strip malls every October? Ernie Smith delves into the economics.
In a less literal take on Halloween, Hanna Brooks Olsen confronts her personal ghosts and wonders, Can you ever be haunted by something that never was?
Writer and researcher David Metcalfe asks: would you even know a ghost if you saw one? Reported paranormal activity, Metcalfe explains, may tell us more about our relationship with reality than it does about ghosts themselves.
In this 2015 classic, Jeff Maysh tells the story of 2475 Glendower Place, a legendary haunted house in Los Angeles. Maysh’s reporting goes deep into the home’s history and lore. It’s one part true crime, one part urban legend, and all parts… the kind of story you’ll want to read with every light on.
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Medium’s mission — five years in
Five years can seem like a long time. Two presidential elections and three iPhone generations ago, things were different. And that’s when we started Medium. At the time, I wrote:
It’s clear we’ve only scratched the surface of how we can use the tools available to us to connect hearts and minds. It’s also clear that the way media is changing isn’t entirely positive when it comes to creating a more informed citizenry. Now that we’ve made sharing information virtually effortless, how do we increase depth of understanding, while alsocreating a level playing field that encourages ideas that come from anywhere?
We don’t know all the answers. But we know that words matter (still), so we built a better system for sharing them.
Looking back at these words, it’s clear that some things haven’t changed. Like why we’re here. And what we mean by “words matter.” It’s not just that the written word still has influence and impact, which it obviously does. It’s that the information we consume matters as much as the food we put in our bodies. It affects our thinking, our behavior, how we understand our place in the world. And how we understand others.
What’s even more apparent than it was five years ago, is this: The dominant media ecosystem — in other words, how we get the words (and images) we consume — is no longer serving the needs of people. There’s more “content” than ever. But it’s also harder than ever to find signal amongst the noise and facts amongst the fiction — let alone inspiring ideas and high-level discourse, which is what the internet was meant to be.https://medium.com/media/c8de7719457cf7ba280f688b3f123eec/href
What our experience at Medium has taught us — or, really, confirmed — is that great ideas can change the world when you create a welcoming space for them. That diverse perspectives deepen our understanding of complex issues. And that lots and lots of people have a hunger for depth and knowledge — a hunger that is being underserved.
We also understand better than when we started the systemic issues we need to address. It’s not just about creating great tools for writing. We must also create the right reward systems. The current reward system that drives content online looks like this: Attention = Money.
As a result, the path to profit is to manufacture attention more cheaply than what you get paid for it. This is not a dramatically different formula than the media business has historically run on. However, attention is now tracked, commodified, and rewarded in a way that has huge implications. Attention is rewarded, regardless of quality, context, or whether it was earned by conscious choice.
Conscious choice matters. It’s the difference between being a knowledge seeker and a channel flipper. The internet is amazingly well tuned to give you what you “want” — whether you want it or not. If you can’t look away from a car crash, it will surmise you want more car crashes and will create them for you. If you can’t stop eating junk food, it will serve you up a platter.
Is it any wonder we’re at a nadir of truth, understanding, and trust in our media?
It’s not that there aren’t journalists, publishers, and thinkers doing great work and putting it out there. But the realities of the attention economy are very tough for those who create things designed for anything but the widest possible (i.e., lowest-common-denominator) audience. For ad-driven sites, the revenue per reader has been dropping for years (while the experience worsens and privacy disintegrates), leaving little room for research, fact checking, or polish… let alone nuance or complexity. The system demands quantity. It demands speed. And it demands little else — except our clicks.
In summary, the system is broken. The free ride is an illusion. It was never free, and it is going nowhere but down.
Where we’re going
Though we’ve been working on this set of problems since the beginning, this year Medium took a big step toward a new solution. Our subscription strategy is based on a simple idea: By charging readers directly, we can make the experience and the content better, which creates a no-brainer proposition for anyone who values their time. By eschewing ads, we remove conflicts between serving our readers and serving those paying the bills.
And while many publishers are looking towards subscriptions as an alternative to the deleterious effects of ads (a move we support for everyone), Medium is the only “open paywall” for thoughtful content on the internet. Which means, we tap into the ideas and expertise of thousands of the smartest minds on the planet — many of whom made Medium what it is today — to bring fresh perspectives to Medium members. And starting today, anyone can enroll in our Partner Program and earn money based on the depth and value they provide to members, not the fleeting attention they deliver to advertisers. Along with that, we add stories from the world’s best publishers and seamlessly combine it all in an ad-free, personalized experience. The end goal is to offer the world’s best source for important stories and ideas.
The last five years have created an important foundation, but we’re really just getting started. Let’s work on this next phase together. Let’s take back control of what we pay attention to and what gets rewarded. When we do, we can demand more. And we’ll get more. More depth. More understanding. More satisfaction.
Thank you for your support.
Members can enjoy curated selections from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, and more
Since launching Medium membership, our primary focus has been on funding the creation of exclusive content from talented writers and experts in the Medium ecosystem. Members have enjoyed original pieces across a variety of topics: from an immersive view of a political rally in Phoenix by Dave Eggers, to an expert analysis on the impact of vacant Chicago real estate from school closures by Eve L. Ewing, to a candid interview with indie rock icon Liz Phair by Steven Johnson.
Recently, we expanded our Partner Program to empower writers and publishers to produce original content directly for our paying members and earn money based on depth of reader engagement. Building a system that rewards this kind of content will continue to be our primary focus.
At the same time, in our quest to make Medium the world’s best place to read stories of depth and meaning, we don’t want to stop there. We recognize the amazing, important work that many publications off-Medium do, and we know our members care about these stories, as well. By integrating this content, we think we can create an even more valuable reading experience. So we’re partnering with many publishers we love to bring you a few of their most relevant stories every day, based on your interests.
So far, you can enjoy curated selections from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Bloomberg, CNN, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, and many more.
These stories are handpicked by Medium editors based on our members’ interests. All of these selections are placed behind our metered membership paywall, so members get unlimited access and can read these stories without ever leaving Medium. That means personalized recommendations based on your interests, popular features like highlights and responses, and — most importantly — no ads, retargeting, or popups in sight.
Follow the publications you love from this directory. Once you’re following them, you’ll start seeing their stories on your homepage, Medium app, and Daily Digest email. You will also see popular stories from these publishers curated into the topics that are featured on your homepage (which you can customize here).
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