A number of the people I used to follow on Reader have joined and the social side is flourishing with most of the voices which Google+ snuffed out.
> There are 1192 people in front of you, all patiently waiting
on their free accounts on NewsBlur.
By going premium you can get full and immediate access to NewsBlur.
I get that they're trying to be able to handle the load, but it concerns me that they can't simply 'scale' their service like most modern web applications.