Around 40% of stories that get a Boost are recommended by Nominators from the Community
When you become an official Boost Nominator from the community you have the power of the Boost at your fingertips.
You can’t press the Boost button and decide which stories get Boosted but you have a major say in what gets Boosted or not.
Around 40% of stories that get a Boost are recommended by Nominators from the Community.
In the past, only Medium’s internal Curation Team was responsible for choosing specific stories for further distribution.
Seeing the “Chosen for further distribution sign” was the holy grail for most writers.
Now it’s “Boosted” on the Stats page.
I think Medium is moving in a great direction with this Boost because more people are involved in selecting stories from the platform for further distribution.
Most of them are subject matter experts — ranging from software engineering to poetry to grief.