We have setup an IRC channel on Freenode. At #bitcoin-stackexchange.
Nanotube has set up a bot there that echos new questions, so that people in the room can see whenever a new question is posted.
Would anyone be opposed to adding this to FAQ?
EDIT: This channel allows its users to see whenever a new question is asked, or answer is given. Pretty much any site activity is echoed to the chat. This is ideal if you run IRC, and can idle in the chat. Since using the channel, I have been frequenting the BE site more than the other exchanges I'm a part of.
It's basically a non-intrusive way of having BE alerts.