Take Me To

Stephanie Koltun

Take Me To is a browser-based URL-router which exposes the physical locations of IP address hops enroute to the final webpage.



Rather than enter a particular website address into the browser bar, a user provides this as an input. From this, each IP address hop is shown with the corresponding Google Streetview enroute to the final destination. Upon reaching the final destination, the user can proceed to the intended website or view a map showing all past traces. If an individual continually uses this service for navigating to all websites, they might start to notice patterns in routing, particularly in the initial hops as well as identify differences even when navigating to a frequent page.


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