While I know that there are many on this board who are web savvy, I'm wondering if anybody knows anything about the deep web. I've recently become wise to this and am quite astounded.
For those who don't know, the deep web represents a gargantuan part of the internet which is not accessible through regular searches via google or other search engines.
Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. While a great deal may be caught in the net, there is still a wealth of information that is deep, and therefore, missed. The reason is simple: Most of the Web's information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines never find it.
This is a graphical representation of the amount of data which exists on the regular internet as opposed to that of the deep internet.
Also, try this on for size:
· Public information on the deep Web is currently 400 to 550 times larger than the commonly defined World Wide Web.
· The deep Web contains 7,500 terabytes of information compared to nineteen terabytes of information in the surface Web.
· The deep Web contains nearly 550 billion individual documents compared to the one billion of the surface Web.
· More than 200,000 deep Web sites presently exist.
· Sixty of the largest deep-Web sites collectively contain about 750 terabytes of information — sufficient by themselves to exceed the size of the surface Web forty times.
· On average, deep Web sites receive fifty per cent greater monthly traffic than surface sites and are more highly linked to than surface sites; however, the typical (median) deep Web site is not well known to the Internet-searching public.
· The deep Web is the largest growing category of new information on the Internet.
· Deep Web sites tend to be narrower, with deeper content, than conventional surface sites.
· Total quality content of the deep Web is 1,000 to 2,000 times greater than that of the surface Web.
· Deep Web content is highly relevant to every information need, market, and domain.
· More than half of the deep Web content resides in topic-specific databases.
· A full ninety-five per cent of the deep Web is publicly accessible information — not subject to fees or subscriptions.
What lies beneath the surface is a who's who of hackers, scientists, drug dealers, astronomers, assassins, physicists, Government officials, terrorists, perverts, data miners, kidnappers, sociologists, etc. As you can tell, the party goes across the entire moral spectrum.
There is also a Hidden Wiki which is a small but useful reference point to start on your journey of the deep web.
The invisible portion of the Web will continue to grow exponentially before the tools to uncover the hidden Web are ready for general use"
The tools are out there and they're readily available to anyone. I'm not going to discuss how to access the deep web because quite frankly, unless I hear from a Moderator that it's ok, I don't feel like being banned and won't post instructions.But let this be clear...
THIS is the real deal: Unless you know what you're doing I would stay away from the deep web. Your peers on Deep Web aren't quite like surface web - they're much more sophisticated and can exploit your machine for information and assume your identity if you don't know how to properly safeguard yourself.
With that being said, I wish to limit the discussion to the deep web rather than a tutorial on how to access the deep web.
I find this subject to be utterly fascinating which needs to be studied further. Whilst there are tons of bad seeds who inhabit this deep web, there's also good seeds who wish to spread their information quickly and most often anonymously, to avoid legal or ethical ramifications.
To those who have accessed the deep web, what are your thoughts? Were you able to learn and discover new things? Sickened by the content? Excited by the possibilities? Thoughts on the entire platform?
Either way, I hope you all found this interesting,
Last Edited By: Doctor Demise Mar 4 11 7:22 PM. Edited 1 time