Twitter co-founders launch ‘Medium’ publishing platform in private beta

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One day after Branch launched, Biz Stone and Evan Williams have unveiled the latest project from the Obvious corporation: Medium.com. It’s an attempt at creating a new type of online publishing platform, but the ambitions behind the project seem as “grandiose” as they are vague. Medium primarily consists of “collections” of content laid out in a fluid, clean way. Collections can either be private in a way that’s more analogous to a blog or allow for contributions from other members in a way that might be more analogous to, say, a Flickr group. Collections can sorted by rating, and the layout changes dynamically in a rather elegant way depending on the size of your browser window. The design of individual articles and photos (with perhaps…

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