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Hyperlocal = focusing on matters concerning a small community or geographical area.

Small is not only beautiful but essential.

Planeta.com philosophy: We need to value what is small and local. Hay que valor lo pequeño.

During the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic, travel has been curtailed in previously unimaginable ways. Lockdown and Stay at Home orders kept the virus from spreading and made those of us locked down and shut in, more appreciative of exploring the nearby environs and perhaps more curious when viewing and connecting with peoples and places beyond the immediate horizon.

We are exploring the meanings and articulations of what hyperlocal might be. How do we focus on small areas with attention directed toward the concerns of its residents, its recent history, and potential futures.

City parks, in particular, have played an enormous role in getting people outside in a way that mostly provided plenty of physical distancing. So do other third places including libraries.

Slow Adventures

Flickr Groups
Local is beautiful

What’s so small to you is so large to me.
– Susana Vega, Rock in this pocket

4 things news sites should know before partnering with a local blog – Poynter
Michele’s List
Local – from Planeta.com – Local Travel Movement
Local – Ron Mader (2010)
Why Hyperlocal Is Naturally Suited for Investigative Reporting – Street Fight

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