Hypergene MediaBlog is a new blog "All about Participatory Journalism -- how audiences are changing the future of news and information." Great stuff, including something that looks familiar: Site reviews. I've added the site to my blogroll on Holovaty.com's home page, so you should be able to tell when the site is updated -- as long as they take the time to ping weblogs.com, which, I've observed, they only do on occasion. UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Chris from Hypergene e-mailed me to say the site will ping regularly.
The latest Hypergene MediaBlog entry reviews Google News and, among other things, suggests it should provide custom RSS feeds of search results. Google News in RSS does just that -- although, as Mark Pilgrim points out, the hacked service might not last long, considering Google's Terms of Service.
Dan Gillmor complains about an inept, unusable Web site.
The latest Small Initiatives newsletter lists "Things that make a good content search suite." I'm working on adding many of those features to my custom-built search engine, which (hopefully) will be released to the public.
A week from today I'll be in New York City for the Online News Association conference. I'll be on the Web databases panel, speaking about the Nursing Home Guide I put together a few months ago. If you plan on going, or if you live in New York and would like to say hello, drop me a line. I'm also looking for tips on what to do; this will be my first trip to NYC.