Interesting story with great facts. However, I’d challenge the view in this extract as I have seen some writers on our publication had over 1000 hours of reading time which matter. As emerging publications we have potential to break the monopoly. More than views, we need to focus on reading time for monetization. Views to comments unfortunately do not bring any income to writers. I fully agree on your observations and findings on current status of Medium. There are some areas which require improvement.