The save-an-article service Pocket is useful, but it's also proprietary and tracks you.
There's a privacy-friendly free open alternative called #Wallabag you can use instead.
They have an official instance where you can sign up, suitable for non-technical users:
There's also a project website which tells tech users how to self-host their own instance:
You can follow Wallabag on here at:
As such, Pocket is not proprietary. At least the client is not. From looking at the repos, I guess there was no server code inside of it. (But AFAIK it is also not built for self-hosting, so it would be largely useless.)
@switchingsocial @wallabag Also it is ironically owned by #Mozilla, who bought Pocket because "it provides people with the tools they need to engage with and share content on their own terms, independent of hardware platform or content silo, for a safer, more empowered and independent online experience.”
That really sounds like "open source and self-hosted" to me, but apparently it doesn't
@wallabag I guess they will need it to be able to change their business model from driving search traffic to their partners to showing ads in their products and offering paid services to end users.
Pocket could have both ads and a premium subscription. And it's already integrated in many apps and devices.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.