August 10th, 2007

Viva la Platial

Heading to Mexico in the next few weeks? If not, need an excuse?

The Platial team has left Portland, en masse, with plans to do some thinking, building, and learning in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you’ve been invited to drop by.

We scored a fantastic house in San Miguel from friends from which to start this experiment. It’s hard to tell if your indoors or outdoors in every room of the house. Fountains, tilework and patios abound. The experiment goes something like this; If we are building a global resource doesn’t it make sense to be untethered and actively collaborate with developers, artists, thinkers and users around the world? The challenge is to do this cheaply, effectively and with visible advancement and development.

Platial enables anyone to find, create and use meaningful maps of Places that matter to them. It was created with the hope of connecting people, neighborhoods, cities and countries through a citizen-driven common context that goes beyond geopolitical boundaries.

Consider San Miguel officially connected.

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One Response to “Viva la Platial”

  1. [...] Platial was one of the first companies I covered here on Silicon Florist. But even at that time, they were among the “old guard” of a new crop of Portland startups. Startups that were focused on the promise of Web 2.0. And the social elements that were going to connect people in ways we couldn’t yet imagine. [...]

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