"A new technology news site that has really caught my attention is Kuro5hin, at www.kuro5hin.org (the number 5 represents the letter S).
With a tagline of 'technology and culture, from the trenches,' the site attracts articles similar to those found on Slashdot- namely an ecclectic mixture of technology news, software release announcements and adovcacy postings. I've been especially impressed with some articles on security that I found there recently.
Kuro5hin differentiates itself from Slashdot by letting readers choose which stories get posted by giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to pending submissions. Speaking as a journalist, I find that approach very democratic and effective. In fact, during my recent master's thesis defense I used the site as an example of an alternative publishing model.
The site is always informative and interesting, and I recommend a visit."