The local daily around these parts, the Oregonian, ran a piece on Platial today. The angle is quite nice, it's very much about the users, and specifically about dougiedoodle's "Dump Spots", a map of failed romantic encounters, rejections, and breakups. Romance is turning out to be pretty popular with the press, maybe part of Platial's appeal, or that of citizen media in general is a presumed lightness of heart (maybe to soften the potential threats that the professional media might be feeling with the continued upswing in citizen media in general?) Whatever the reason, romance and failed romance alike are hot hot hot. Dougiedoodle's map now even has a feminine counterpart: kristen410's "Dump Map".
This Indonesian Mexican wrestling nurse was part of the warm welcome we had at the Oregonian studios: