@switchingsocial@mastodon.at @Mastodon @pixelfed @anfora @Chocobozzz @funkwhale @GetTogetherComm @BaptisteGelez @prismo @tuxether @cloutstream @calendar_social What's the point of an alternative to Medium ? We had blogs and syndication long before Medium existed!

@bortzmeyer @switchingsocial @BaptisteGelez Medium is a more modern blogging system, there are more social features than a standard blog (and it often needs to have a specific account on each blog, or using a centralized system like Disqus). And, I find pretty interesting to comment a blogpost with your Mastodon account.

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@Madeorsk @switchingsocial@mastodon.at @BaptisteGelez The argument about comments is strange: Medium *is* a centralized system, like Disqus.

@bortzmeyer @switchingsocial @BaptisteGelez Absolutely! But ActivityPub is not. So, having a "medium over activitypub" alternative is interesting.

@Madeorsk @switchingsocial@mastodon.at @BaptisteGelez A decentralized comment system (I don't care about ActivityPub) would certainly be nice. But I don't feel the need for "a Medium alternative".

Also, it is strange (and disappointing) to promote decentralized systems only by a reference to a centralized one. It is like advertising Linux as "a Windows alternative". There were social networks long before Facebook and Medium!

@bortzmeyer @switchingsocial @BaptisteGelez Ok I understand, however some people that like Medium and the way it works may feel this need.

Yes I agree about that.

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