#Medium now fully completed their paywalling efforts. The public page's now completely inaccessible without logging in.
The ability to search for new #content written by independent creators? Gone! The goal's to usurp content created by others free of charge to make you pay the centralized platform to access it.
I just published a long, rambling #essay on #recollection and #memory from the everyday #writer's perespective anew, using Plume's new editor to make that big chunk of text more pleasing on the eyes, and easier to digest in strides with small paragraphs.
The takes there are subjective, so it's nothing definitive, but I do cite a few studies you may be interested in out of curiosity:
If you like helping out with projects, have some time and (obviously) speak the #language, chip in a sentence, or two:
It's appreciated, and helpful to the diverse community here on the #fediverse, so thank you.
Great work done for DE, ES, IT, JP already...
Btw, these posts are no longer available at their original destination and yet... blessed be #federation!
Whoever translated #Mastodon and #Misskey for #cz and #pl could help out with Plume localisation over at: https://crowdin.com/project/plume/invite/public?show_welcome&d=c038ea18d961506885a85ef41562ff93883175
Medium.com has been going to shit for a bunch of years now, even if we skip over data ownership for a second.
It's descend into a premium walled garden is now complete, with pay-to-get-seen policies running amok over there.
It is really at a fitting point in time that #Plume is on its way to replace it.
It is one of the most complete #activitypub projects still in alpha stage, and looking very neat too.
Things to do to help the project:
- contribute financially
- make a translation
- launch an instance
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