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Medium vs Tumblr: What are the differences?

Medium: The perfect place to read and write. Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward; Tumblr: Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally.

Medium and Tumblr can be categorized as "Hosted Blogging Platforms" tools.

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Medium over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Tumblr.

Lyft, Twitch, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use Medium, whereas Tumblr is used by Snapchat, Accenture, and Grooveshark. Medium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 73 company stacks & 75 developers stacks; compared to Tumblr, which is listed in 48 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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Pros of Medium
Pros of Tumblr
  • 60
    Beautiful UI
  • 33
    Typography
  • 15
    Network effect
  • 12
    Embedding videos, tweets, vines
  • 11
    Great mobile app
  • 10
    Notes
  • 10
    Simple, yet elegant and appealing UX
  • 9
    Word counter
  • 7
    Easy to gain traction
  • 5
    Idealized media consumption
  • 2
    Version history
  • 2
    Embed medium
  • 2
    Inline Comments & Discussions
  • 2
    Beautiful design. great content, excellent experience
  • 2
    Recommendations
  • 1
    Daily Digest
  • 1
    Nice UI and UX
  • 39
    Free
  • 27
    Easy setup
  • 20
    Modern Layout
  • 14
    Simple
  • 8
    Feature rich
  • 3
    Mobile App
  • 2
    No ads on blogs
  • 2
    Backed by Yahoo
  • 1
    Blogging simplified
  • 1
    Fully customizable HTML/CSS
  • 1
    Free personal domain mapping
  • 1
    Rich, flexible API for rich themes

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Cons of Medium
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    • 1
      Https://picc.io is better
    • 1
      Too noisy http://picc.io is a better imgur alternative

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    What is Medium?

    Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.

    What is Tumblr?

    Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally.

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    What are some alternatives to Medium and Tumblr?
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    Acquia
    The leader in enterprise Drupal solutions providing a powerful cloud-native platform to build, operate, and optimize your digital experience. It provide enterprise products, services, and technical support for the open-source web content management platform Drupal.
    Blogger
    Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.
    Quora
    It connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you.
    WP Engine
    WP Engine provides best-in-class customer service on top of innovation-driven technology. This is why over 30,000 customers in 120 countries have chosen us for their mission critical WordPress hosting needs.
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    How developers use Medium and Tumblr
    InApplet uses
    Tumblr

    Usado para hospedagem e manutenção do nosso blog

    osu! Ripple uses
    Medium

    Medium is used as our blog. Easy as that.

    Daniel Pupius uses
    Medium

    Where I work. Where I write.

    FineDine Tablet Menu uses
    Tumblr

    As a blog