This isn’t providing value to anyone but themselves. It’s just a way to game the system in order to get more views, fans and money. And if it continues (and others follow), it can potentially hurt all the writers who are putting out great content on subjects like art and politics, poetry and short stories, self-help and sustainability, etc. In short, anything outside of the incestuous Medium bubble.
Well said. :-) Thanks. That was a very good read.