Medium Teases New Browsing Experience

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Medium announced that it is introducing a new browsing and reading experience, which it refers to as Collections. The goal is (of course) to make it easier to find content of interest on a personalized basis.

The feature is for both iOS and Android and integrates your own interest with "explorable threads of content" and "diverse viewpoints" across various topics.

Medium's Katie Zhu explains, "Our new home experience is powered by a feature called Collections. The top list of sections on our home screen will be a mix of popular verticals (like Politics or Culture) and more specific, timely events (think the Oscars or Apple vs. the FBI). You’ll be able to find new Collections in these sections every day, curated by Medium and a handful of trusted testers—for now. If you’re interested, you can also read about our curation principles. Collections are homes for topic or theme-based content from Medium and beyond — they will allow users to bring together Medium stories, people and publications to follow, as well ideas from the rest of the web."

"We believe that in order to create a great reading experience for humans, other humans should be part of that process," she adds. "There’s a unique sensibility that individual curators bring, whether that’s a specific tone, voice, or simply good taste. They can help act as a filter for readers in guiding our limited time and attention to things that matter, calling out stories that haven’t yet been seen by many, helping to easily showcase the big stories of the day, or sometimes just adding a dose of weird and wonderful."

For now, the experience is only open to a small group of people, but it will become available to all in time. You can stay updated by getting on the interest list.

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