Map Strips a Bit of Anonymity From Chatroulette

A new site that maps users of Chatroulette is taking a little of the anonymity out of the random video-chat service.

The Laughing Squid blog points us to the site,, which puts users–and their images–on a Google (GOOG) map, based on their IP address. The site doesn’t map everyone on Chatroulette (right now it lists only about 2,500 people), and it doesn’t mean that anyone who logs onto Chatroulette will be mapped. But it does provide an interesting glimpse of Chatroulette for those who don’t want to try the service.

The still pictures are about what you’d expect–which means some of them aren’t safe for work. But more importantly, they make the point that anonymity on the Web isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be.

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