Ben Werdmüller:

No, you don't build a wholly self-owned digital identity like you do on the indieweb;  no, it's not a place for billions of people to put their every waking  thought for free. But in building a magazine that anyone can contribute  to, Medium has opened the door to a more diverse community of writers  sharing their lived experiences and getting paid for it as part of a business model that promotes value over blind engagement and doesn't need to profile you all over the web

It's a nice change of pace to read a take on Medium that doesn't just involve someone screaming "SILO!" and dismissing everything else outright in a moralizing huff.