For the former, one idea that’s already come up: I’d love to contribute “Share to WordPress” integration. Oh, and it would be really neat to pull comments already on the post into the reading experience. There seem to be some type of comments limited to just NewsBlur.
The user experience has significant room for improvement. Hopefully he takes the dough he’s pulling in now to hire a proper designer.
It’s also been on my list for a long time to cull my feed subscriptions. Based on what I’m seeing, roughly 90% of blogs died between 2010 and early 2012.
On that note, you need to watch Anil Dash’s “The Web We Lost”:
“The first thing you do, when you succeed in Silicon Valley and your company is acquired, is destroy everyone’s wedding photos […] The reality is those of us that [cared about open formats] have lost.”
It’s time the Open Web became the cool thing to hack on again.