I really hate this unilateral change by Medium, because in the past I used marginal notes to provide additional info, remarks and links without breaking the flow of my main text.
Following your response to this post, I’ve just gone through one of my longest posts to turn all of my suddenly-set-to-Private notes into Responses. Now:
- it looks like I’m having a massively narcissistic conversation with myself
- my Profile is a total mess
See for yourself:
Manage the Firehose or it will manage you
The Firehose — that inexhaustible flood of information and tasks flowing into your PC, phone and brain 24/7 — is not…
Moreover, comments by other users to my posts have been set to Private and I appear unable to change them back. So interesting comments, thoughts and ideas written in response to mine are now only visible to their author.
I know Medium is figuring itself out, but doing this without warning sharply reduces my trust in the platform. Unbelievable.