I agree, although it’s a fine line - for example I’m no longer on Facebook but still use twitter of course. My problem with medium now is they are already building the wall and pushing people to sign in which I will never do. So I seldom visit or share medium links.
I’m increasingly concerned about GitHub, but recognise it is more positive for the project for now.
Returning to medium, even a wordpress hosted blog is better in this respect, though not in others. Obvs medium has reach, but I think that will always come at a price. So maybe we need to find other ways of generating that.
I’d suggest dWeb Blog as it will be easy to maintain across clearweb and SAFE, but it is a bit basic (styles, no post preview, needs social cards fixing for twitter/Facebook preview etc) and could do with some love that I don’t have time for, so not sure about that. It isn’t a lot of work, so could be a nice little project for somebody or maybe a few hours for a contractor fluent in React.
Same reservations about meetup.com. I did see a decentralised (I think) alternative recently, but obviously the value is in its monopoly of the space. Worth monitoring though as there was some pushback when they floated charging people to sign up for events recently. I guess we could just use a different platform to manage the events and direct people there from other places.