Ev Williams is an asshole. He has no compunction about shafting any writer or publisher naive enough to believe his promises. He’s King Midas as written by Ovid in a scatological frame of mind; everything he touches turns into shit. Blogger was never an option for bloggers who wanted to self-host, Twitter has always the men’s room wall of the internet, and Medium has never been anything but a content farm whose main exports are bad self-help and Silicon Valley techwank. If he’s serious about “fixing the Internet”, the smartest thing he could do is get out of the way. He won’t, of course, because he’s a rich techbro with legions of yes-people kissing his ass and encouraging his hubris — and he doesn’t even have to pay them.