What is Medium?
Medium is a blogging platform where writers and readers share their ideas. With a strong following in the tech community, it is a place where people can come to learn from professionals and industry experts. I began writing on Medium very recently, inspired to write about data-science and machine learning. For more information, check out my writing here.
In this project I collected data on 1.4 million unique Medium stories from 95 of the most popular writing subjects. I used this data to answer the following questions.
- What do I need to know about Medium as a writer and as a reader? (source)
- Who are the top Data-Science writers on Medium? (source)
- How can Medium writer's measure the performance of their stories? How can they compare their performance to that of similar writers? (source)
After I answered these questions I wrote a story detailing my findings in Medium's largest tech publication, freeCodeCamp (496k subscribers). The full article can be found here. I then published the full data-set for public use by the Medium community. All 1.4 million data points are freely available on Kaggle. My introductory article, describing the dataset and how I collected it, can be found here.
This repository is a collection of everything I found while analyzing the Medium data. For a list of key findings look in the next section.