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Medium is now open to everyone with a Twitter account

What can you do on Medium?

You can write.

You need to sign in with your Twitter account to be able to write on Medium

You can read.
You don't need a Twitter account to read Medium, of course. Well that's true, but then there is no index or navigation menu to help you find what's been written... just a search field. It brings to mind the exchange between Alice and the cat in Alice In Wonderland:
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where..." said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"...so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

You can search and find collections to post or cross-post to.

You can search and find collections to which you can post or to which you can cross post (version avoiding ending a sentence with a preposition).

In order to search, you need first to see the 'guts' of Medium. In order to do that, click the M logo and then click the magnifying glass to the right of the word home.

Who knew you could have an ampersand in web addresses?

My Medium address is https://medium.com/@davidbennett

If you go look at it now, it will say:
David Bennett hasn’t posted or recommended anything yet. Check out our Editor’s Picks for Medium’s newest must-reads.
I find myself thinking ungodly things. When Medium was by invitation only and there were gatekeepers, it felt like one thing. Now I find myself looking askance at all my possible fellow contributors and thinking another.

Before, I thought 'Medium was full of well-written stuff.' Now I think 'Medium is full of mindless rubbish.' ... and that's before I have even read any stories. Oh dear, oh dear. And I have only just had breakfast.

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