The new year is beginning with new services from a couple of weblog and news search tools.
First, Technorati is now offering keyword alerts. Just enter a search strategy, hit the "Make this a Watchlist" link and add the url to your aggregator. Feedster, Bloglines, and Daypop all offer similar services. Additional details in this post from Technorati CEO, David Sifry.
Second, Findory has just introduced personalized RSS feeds based on keyword searches of their weblog and/or news databases. A Findory personalized feed will suggest new articles and postings based on YOUR reading history. This new service is in addition to the other personalized tools Findory makes available. Greg Linden, Findory's CEO, has instructions on how to get your personalized feeds running.