1. Jack,
    I think it pinpoints the site currently being used by your ISP for the IP address it has assigned to you. IOW, if your ISP has servers in multiple locations and assigns different IP addresses at different times, the location on the map may vary.
    Can anyone else confirm or deny this hypothesis?

  2. I actually asked that question to the widget makers after I noticed they had me in Texas instead of Tennessee, but didn’t get a response. Some “check my IP sites” do show it as Texas so I suspect Comcast does have some sort of operational center in the greater Dallas area. But another one I used pinpointed me right to Knoxville. I guess your mileage will vary?
    FYI, the site’s blog said yesterday it was under a denial of service attack. A joy of getting highlighted in TechCrunch, I suppose.

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