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This article was published on April 27, 2016

    The world’s worst conversation is taking place right now, and you can join in

    The world’s worst conversation is taking place right now, and you can join in
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    Ben Woods

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    Ben is a technology journalist with a specialism in mobile devices and a geeky love of mobile spectrum issues. Ben used to be a professional Ben is a technology journalist with a specialism in mobile devices and a geeky love of mobile spectrum issues. Ben used to be a professional online poker player. You can contact him via Twitter or on Google+.

    Remember the old IRC chatrooms that you spent hours in while you should have been doing more worthwhile things with your youth? Well, now you can relive that feeling of ‘what the hell am I doing?’ by checking out Round.io.

    It’s not a tricky concept to get your head around. You open the page. You type a message. It appears on the map, showing where you’re based (roughly).

    Sounds vaguely interesting, right?

    mapchat

    When I looked, there were only about 70-or-so people online and it was already a total mess of a conversation. It’s about what you’d expect if you put 70 anonymous people in a room and told them to shout at each other.

    However, as has already been suggested in the chat, it would make for one hell of a game of Risk.

    Now that’s something I’d use for sure.