Medium

Brief History in Blogging

Medium is a blogging platform. The first blog was believed to be Links.net, created by a college student calling it personal homepage. That was 1994. Seven years later, the term blog was coined. The origin of 'blog' came from 'weblog'. 'We'. representing World Wide Web, and blog representing a regular record of incidents.

Between 1999 and 2006, the number of blogs jumped from 23 individual blogs to 50 million blogs within seven years. Blogs tend to delve deeper into current news and pop culture that mainstream media does not include, explaining the rease for its rise during an age of massive information.

During recent years, in the middle of newer forms of blogging platforms that cross with social medias such as Twitter, Quora, Tumblr, vlogging and podcasts platforms, Medium arrived in 2012.

Medium's Landing Page, 2018.

A Social Content Sharing Platform

Unlike traditional blogging platforms, Medium is presented pretty close to any typical news website:

...whereas on Wordpress, Blogspot, or Tumblr, content is less in the open while Medium presents upfront, accessible content. You can tell by comparing its splash pages. Medium Splash Page, 2018. Wordpress Splash Page, 2018. Blogspot Splash Page, 2018. Tumblr Splash Page, 2018.

More information on the history of blogging.

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