Generally speaking, I think the terms and conditions changes are to give legal rights to Medium to post, share, advertise using--our work. But the wording is SCARY to writers.
I do expect to see a drop in membership. Sadly. But also--there have been a lot of glitchy things going on this past week on Medium--this, in my experience, always occurs right before a change of some sort is rolled out--meaning, they are working on the system for some new thing that is coming and it makes things go glitchy for a week or so. I've seen it multiple times now.
WHO KNOWS what is coming--could be they are simply working on the new Beta model.
Thanks fo reading. We shall buckle our seatbelts...and hang on...