helpnow - 4:22 pm on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
dickbaker - there are websites out there that allow you to browse the internet (including google ;) ) through their website, and in the process, browse using their IP address. A nice byproduct is that it is considered "clean and safe" web browsing:
"Anonymous (Proxy) surfing allows you to surf the net without having to worry about people knowing what you've done and where you have been. You can surf the web safely and anonymously by entering the url (website address) into the web address box and click the begin browsing button. The site will not know who you are, won't save any cookies or tracking codes, you are free to surf where you want when you want."
You will know what their IP address is, and thus, THAT is the area where you will be browsing from, regardless of where YOU are located. Get a proxy located in Chicago, and by browsing through their IP, you are getting results that are common in the Chicago area. And so on... ; )