So in the past few month I started relying pretty heavily on link aggregators like Technorati and Blogdex for my morning reading, since they're so efficient at digging up hot news.
But the capture of Saddam highlights a big problem: I'm sick of reading accounts of it over and over again, but they still dominate the link aggregators. I think this is because the link decay of an event is proportional to it's frequency. So catastrophic (very rare) events take a really long time to decay. Maybe the response curve needs to be altered? Interesting.