Dave Winer in Anywhere but Medium:
Give people more reasons to promote diversity on the web, not just in who we read, but who controls what we read. … Is it necessary that a Silicon Valley tech company own every media type? … When you give in to the default, and just go ahead and post to Medium, you're stifling the open web. Not giving it a chance to work its magic, which depends on diversity, not monoculture.
I wish I could have put it that nicely. If you agree with him, you really should share this story.
Ironically I went through the whole medium login process, just to give it a "recommendation" over there.