I was pointed to this forum post. I skimmed the 200+ replies to make sure I'm in the right place, as it's not really related to the original issue and the changes that people seem to be complaining about in most of the thread, but I'm going to post my issue and hope for staff help/input. Below is a summary of the problem I'm having.
Whenever I go to the main WordPress.com page to check out the reader and see if anyone I follow has posted something new, the page is blank. So are all the other "tabs" on the main page. Could this be a browser compatibility issue, possibly related to this update? (I'm using Google Chrome and have also tried it in Mozilla Firefox.) I would think if this is a widespread issue, it would be known and solved by now, so I worry that it's just me.
I'd like to add that I've tried logging out and back in. I've cleared my browser data and tried again. And I am following blogs and they have updated since this problem occurred (I checked one directly), so it's not a matter of lack of data. Specifically, the URL http://wordpress.com/#!/read/ is showing up with the normal page header and is blank gray below, as is /fresh, /notifications, /my-stats, and /my-blogs.
I'm using a current version of Google Chrome (19.x) and had been using an outdated version of Firefox but just updated to version 12 and am still experiencing the problem there as well. My Internet connection is with FiOS, if that is relevant. If any staffers reading can give me any assistance, it would be immensely appreciated.