January 21, 2004

Detod Legal Portal For Sale

The My Detod legal portal, my favorite online legal blog portal/aggregator, is up for sale, so they can focus on their core business, e-mail hosting. The portions up for sale include the blawg search engine, legal research, and "my detod" aggregator.

This has been a favorite online stop for me, as it has many innovative features. While I use standalone news aggregator programs, the My Detod site is a great way to check the latest posts on a number of high-caliber and popular legal blogs. I particularly like how their blawg search is automatically tied into the news feeds and stories, again something quite innovative. Other blog aggregator sites have entered the market, but I prefer My Detod because it offered a quick one-stop news update from mainstream and blawg newsfeeds.

While I wish Chad Williamson and the other folks at Detod Communications the best, I sincerely hope that these great features survive online. It would be a shame to lose such a useful service just as it was showing some promising value-adds. I've always thought there was great potential in providing a "neural net" between news stories and associated commentary found in blogs and web sites featuring RSS feeds.

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Posted by Jeff Beard