A few notes about the claps/applause thing
I just started realising the power of the claps/applause thing. I am still not sure if those of us who live outside of the US can use the membership option as it is directed to businesses outside of the US and individuals within the US, but when combined with payouts, the true power of claps/applause now becomes clear.
So, if you are a member and if you clap/applause someone then, if that person, has set up a member account, the person can get paid for his writing. This is the first application that has connected a monetisation aspect of “appreciation” of long form content on the web (and not just long form content), and let’s watch this space.
Now, claps have a maximum cap of 50 claps per article. I still do not get my head around as to how will Medium catch if someone is going to abuse the system. But this is a great beginning.