Lots of people want to learn to code these days, and that's great.
However, as a 40-year programmer, I think it would be even more useful if people learned how to run a server first.
That's real power, because with a server you can communicate without going through Facebook's filter.
It's really not that hard to do, or expensive.
Run your own server. That's power.
PS: Or use Evernote. They don't publish a feed at all. It's a good platform to build on, imho.