With Google News Alerts you get filtered stories that can be posted to a cateogry weblog via a “mail-to-weblog feature.” This in turn generates an RSS feed that can be subscribed to. Simple. This is going to be an ongoing thing. Google slowly rolls out services they think they can control and end-users find ways to route around them. [John Robb’s Weblog]
Interesting though as JD has already pointed out and I can confirm from my own alerts, it is tricky to get these to be as accurate as you might like. Perhaps after the beta… I like the idea of looping the content through RSS, but also like getting this stuff directly as it happens via email. Email just feels more immediate to me.