One Thing Medium Does Right: Full-Time SSL

Since Medium’s launch earlier this year, there have been a ton of posts about why Medium sucks, what it’s doing wrong, why it should fail, and on and on and on. I agree with every single one I’ve read. Medium is trying to provide a 1990s answer to a 2010s problem. They’re building a content farm, and aside from some 30 second visibility to passers-by, will ultimately do nothing to build the brands of contributors.

Protect Your Facebook Account from Hijacking

Facebook SSL

I realize that this is actually kind of old news (a week or so), but I still felt it was important enough to share with my readers that may not be aware of this feature, and the reason for needing it. Facebook recently enabled the ability to use a persistent secure connection to their servers when accessing the Facebook site. What this means is that, once you turn it on in your account settings, all data sent between your computer and Facebook will be fully encrypted.