Ibid, Tony.

I had the same experience as Jessica with certain notifications being turned off, checking with other Medium users about what was going on, blah-blah-blah. An announcement such as this greatly exceeds a “product update.” This whole thing smacks of exclusivity, desperation, and poor planning.

When I look at the “Updates from Authors” tab in my mobile app, those are the writers I read most. If in this new model I’ll be funding the promulgation of a glut of Team Listicle content … count me out. There are those of us who enjoy the writing here of lesser known writers who provide a substantive alternative to click bait.

As for the gateway link you mentioned, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was intentionally set to open once or something like that. Idunno. I’m no code guy.

Anyway, we’ll see what happens.

Author, artist, accidental activist, founder Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Social media: @clayrivers. Love one another.

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