I've writing about taking care my brain before. And I believe a big part of that is reading quality, in-depth content. For the past 5 years, Medium.com has been on a mission to provide just that to its readers. They've been struggling with finding how to do that properly and profitably and they've received some bad press in the past for not holding their promises to writers, readers and advertisers.
They're trying to break the Internet free of its current (broken) media landscape where you read crap on Facebook, click on crappy links and end of on crappy websites that run crappy sponsored content from anyone. Nobody said doing that would be easy. But words still matter, as Ev Williams says.
Anyways, I'm happy I just became a member of Medium.com for 5$/month. It adds up to my Spotify bill (10$/month). As a musician and wannabe writer, I think it's the minimum I can do! The member's section on Medium.com looks great – and much more like a well-curated library than a low-quality newspaper. I'm excited about it.
I like how Medium.com is experimenting with new features such as « claps » instead of likes. It allows you to clap for a certain amount of time as a way to react positively to stories. And one thing members get is the ability to reward author personally with claps. I think that's great.