be careful what you click. the site itself is safe but it links to scam sites.
Review by Yubel Haulk2 months ago
Emailed customer service. Found answer on my own. That didn't stop their tech (?) support emailing two days later with a completely wrong answer that was contrary to common sense and the actual facts. Kind of bogus. I have my calendar notated for well before the one-year mark, in order to cancel my subscription.
Review by Krisallen2 months ago
Over the last month, some of the articles were mildly interesting. More importantly, many of the articles were short, breezy, and light, with little depth and insight. Like the total Internet, just another Candy Crush of words and unfocused thought. After reading five articles, they insist I subscribe and pay $5 per month. There are fools everywhere, but not here.
Review by Koss Asadova2 months ago
Spamming search results and try to force a user to register after reading some cookie cutter article. I now have this website in my blacklist and do not have to see search results with them in it.
Review by OnPoint3 months ago
My review specifically is addressing customer service, as seems to be the common theme in the poor reviews I see here and elsewhere. In fact, as a free member, I found articles immediately that fulfilled my content need for a blog. The question I posed to User Services was in regards to whether a paid membership would provide additional abilities, such as linking content to Blog, Social Media as well as Website. I received an email from Ben in User Services, which was nothing more then a canned response, not remotely addressing my question. Clearly he is simply clearing his que of customer service inquires. I replied asking him to actually read my question and address it, he replied " I did. Membership allows you to read members only stories. There is no benefit for your writing." Huh? I do not believe Medium requires reading and comprehension as part of their hiring process for User Services. I hope that I can utilize content without ever needing assistance again. Another great concept being destroyed by the unwillingness to provide even the most basic level of customer service.
Review by Heatheer Guer3 months ago
I have known several people to be banned and several writers as well. Apparently reality is taboo and worthy of ban. I deactivated my account and donated money to the platform that hosts those writers now. No need for another platform that tells you how to think.
Review by Rigman3 months ago
Review by RunGoodRyan4 months ago
Never knew I was subscribed to Medium paid subscription until replaced the card in Itunes - the system has immediately charged me $5. After checking the Itunes purchase history, found out that had had this subscription for 4 months already. Tried to cancel the previous auto-renewals, but there has been either an error or "contact developer website".
Here is Medium support's reply regarding the cancellation and refund of the unused subscription:
"Thank you for writing in.
It looks like your subscription was purchased via iTunes on an iOS device. Sadly, Apple doesn’t allow us (or any developers) to process refunds for payments made via iTunes. Refunds for purchases of this kind can only be issued by Apple.
If you would like to request a refund for a Medium membership bought via iTunes, you can do that by tapping "Report a problem" in the "Your receipt from Apple" email you received when subscribing, or by navigating directly to reportaproblem site
It is not clear whether there is an auto-renewal when subscribing to Medium except for a small noticed that I found looking specifically to find this info.
As a conclusion, Medium "we-don't care" policy towards refunds and its even poorer content will never bring me back to this s**tty site. Wish this site to slowly die having such customer attitude.
P.S. I ticked "Let Medium know about your review. Just check the box and we'll notify them." More than sure then don't give a f""k about it, just saying
Review by RevReja Ochsenkuehn4 months ago
Most articles are more grocery store tabloid than enlightening. It is often difficult to sort fact from fiction due to the absence of proper citations and expertise. Creativity is refreshing; however, an absence of competence while creating is simply wrong. In addition, the continual complaining and droning on and on about the negative characteristics of humanity in America is tiresome. Most written messages are perpetually unkind and whiny which is demeaning to the art of journalism. There are millions of decent people living in the United States of America doing worthy deeds in this land and throughout the world. Look for some positivity in life. It is prevalent everywhere. Name-calling and meanness fester in the soul – stop spreading it.
Review by Staale Pfosi5 months ago
Publishers are mostly all sexist, and I've tried contacting the company they refuse to respond to my emails..
I will and have posted a few articles against them and sent a couple to the "BBC".. Sexism is not wanted...
Review by Gararon Makhoul5 months ago
my privacy violated.
I found an account with my name and my picture, not made by me
Review by Keneisha Stalis5 months ago
terrible writers that are pushing propaganda and ideology as hard as they can. And they are recommended by the editorial staff... Totally biased and no nuanced points whatsoever.
Review by Arvesh5 months ago
Medium.com is worthless website which not only publishes fake gossips, fake news, bashing articles from disgruntled people and does not verify its content and will copy content from other sites. Do not trust anything you read on Medium.com
Review by Dezerah6 months ago
THIS COMPANY STEALS CONTENT FROM PUBLISHERS!!! I run an independent Apple-centric website. One of my highest ranking pages was completely plagiarized by these crooks. They stole the content verbatim. When I contacted them, they just posted that I wrote the article. That doesn't make it right. They stole my article, they're ranking higher with it, and it has affected my revenue. I NEVER CONSENTED TO HAVE MY ARTICLE STOLEN!
If you're a publisher, make sure to check your top ranking articles to see if you have been usurped by these crooks.
Google needs to rank these guys down big time. I have reported their plagiarism to Google. Simply search for "report plagiarism to Google" to find out how to do this. Let's take these black hat crooks down...
Review by Ube6 months ago
Medium is a huge step up from previous blogging platforms. Wordpress was so extremely awkward to use - full of tech problems you had to figure out before you even start blogging. Blogger was pretty awkward too. Medium did what blogging platforms should've thought of long ago - just let you type away, right there, without any tech headaches to figure out beforehand.
However, Medium isn't exactly a free-for-all blogging platform. Like all other sites, it has its own vibe - except the vibe is much more writerly SJW, in that narrow worldview, than more general sites like Reddit or Quora. Medium isn't exactly the place for anyone to speak their mind - the most-read authors just fall into that bougie, hipster, white SJW worldview. I don't learn anything on most of Medium - it's just the same trite, tired old vibe and writing style all the time.
There are a few good things on Medium - like Plan A Mag, an Asian American magazine that does say some important things that mainstream media does not. But even Plan A Mag is in the realm of Ivy-educated, bougie Asian Americans.
If your content deviates just a bit from Medium's standard SJW narrative - expect to get almost no views, claps, or followers.
I've tried very hard to gain views and readership - but it's all failed.
Medium customer service can be terrible - at least, if they see your content and don't like it. All the customer service responses I've gotten were rude, condescending, unhelpful, and even flat-out wrong. They're very poorly trained, and don't even know their own platform.
Medium should allow individual bloggers to have a heading, logo, and categories at the top - like they have for Publications. Other blogging platforms come with templates, so it looks pretty. Medium's individual bloggers should have that same traditional blogging setup - right now, they only allow that for Publications.
Medium does sneaky things to authors they don't like - due to their own stigmas and biases. I've been put under the Paywall - probably so I'd have fewer views and followers - not that I was really getting any before. A follower clapped for me - then the claps mysteriously disappeared. That follower was prevented from clapping for some of my other stories, too.
Medium should be docked for introducing the Paywall, too - why should anyone have to pay to read a blogging platform?
Summary: A place for like-minded, snooty, educated SJWs to gather. Reflects the politics/mindset of SF. Rude, unhelpful customer service if they don't like your content. Medium does weird things to keep some authors held back. Paywall is a bad idea for a blogging platform.
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Review by Sibanda6 months ago
As a writer/blogger I'm pretty happy with Medium. They've nailed it with the UI. They only other blogging platform that comes close in the intuitiveness and flexibility is Minds.com.
I organically built a following on Medium and my articles are viewed nearly 100,000 monthly. Of that my articles are read in full by about 20,000 monthly. Not bad! I think a lot of my medium traffic comes from SEO. Medium search results seem to appear pretty high in Google.
I'm not a social justice blogger, in fact my writing on Medium is not very political at all so I'm not benefiting from any bias that their editorial team has.
Off the frontpage Medium is a decent place for ideas. Compared with Twitter or Facebook you can probably write about politically incorrect viewpoints and you won't be egregiously censored in my experience.
Review by Vinz9 months ago
One of the best website which contains the most original and trustful information. Keep going!
Review by Mamburam10 months ago
I hope they communicate with their users.
Review by Mafr10 months ago
What is going on Medium.com? I have sent them multiple mails over 6 months and yet no reply. I only get the standard reply that they will contact me soon.
I also tried with multiple different email adresses too, but no luck. Seriously, get your stuff together.
Review by Thamar11 months ago
Great place to write your own stuff that is helpful to so many readers. It's completely free and secure. It is very easy to write any topic issue on medium a free website to write your own content with ease and trust.
Review by BernardAxford1 year ago
I like Medium, there are a lot of different articles and topics I can read, also the formatting is easy on the eyes. However, the Medium membership does not offer a lot and honestly, for $5 it's not worth it
Review by Necoh1 year ago
This website is the first place where you should search for alternative texts, ideas, etc.
However, it is not sometimes clear what it is focused on or if the authors of the texts are trusted ones.
Overall, I still like this page as I always find some original and interesting information.
Review by Financial1 year ago
MEDIUM; a very entertaining online magazine with not much focus, since I read dozens of articles without knowing what's their niche.
Review by Balling1 year ago
Site has some good articles, but they are to general nothing spectial