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UAlbany Creates Medium Account to Connect with Millions of Potential Readers

Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone.

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2017) – University at Albany social media fans can now add a new platform to their list of accounts to follow.

UAlbany has officially joined Medium, an alternative blogging site launched in 2012 by the founders of Twitter – Evan Williams and Biz Stone. The platform encourages individuals (and brands) to publish their ideas, perspectives, research and news/information. It is open for anyone to join.

Medium is unique in its way of delivering content to users. Unlike most blogs, it tags stories by topic rather than author. There’s also no character limit and an algorithmic timeline that tells readers what stories they may be interested in. Stories with the most recommendations within a given time period are featured prominently on Medium’s website, in its app, and daily email digest.

On average, the site attracts between 25 and 30 million monthly users.

Those interested in following UAlbany on Medium can do so here. Fans of the University on Facebook and/or those who follow on us Twitter have been connected already, if they have an existing Medium account.

The University’s first published Medium story focuses on research by Liming Zhou, an associate professor of atmospheric sciences. Zhou is studying the long-term drying trend in Central Africa, including the Congolese rainforest, over the past two decades. His team may have found a cause.

You can read Zhou’s story here. Also learn more about Medium by viewing this informational video.

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