I have been remiss in not reporting this sooner, but Chad Williamson over at Detod.com is going great gangbusters with his new features. You can search using GigaBlast, Open Directory Project, and you can also search for blogs and blawgs. This place is becoming a real portal, with links to news, weather, blawgs, and a full-sized legal directory. Definitely check this site out.
I agree with Jeff Beard’s comment that one of the coolest features of the Detod site is the ability to conduct a blawg search as part of any news story. Just click on a headline, and on the right side are keywords that you can use to search the blawgosphere for related posts. Evenbetter, you can download an RSS feed for your search query, so you can get results delivered continuously delivered to you through your news reader. Very cool!