I took an exclusive early look at Pocket Premium, the new paid offering from one of my most-used apps.
But Weiner says that when Pocket surveyed its users, interest in a permanent archive was "off the charts." And the link rot problem will only grow more pronounced with time, he says. "Links don’t really start disappearing until one, two, three years into their lifespan," he says. "Pocket is now basically two years old. People are finally starting to hit some of these issues." Other ways of generating revenue are on their way, Weiner says, but users now once again have a way to support the service. "It's important that we take the first steps into becoming a revenue-generating business," he says. "Other things are going to take some time to build."