Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Exploring the Deep Web Part 1:
Introductions and etiquette
So I really only got on the internet this year. I could go on and on about it, how I was originally introduced to the actual internet (not just Facebook) through demotivational posters, and how that eventually led to a bizzare combination of attending both Reddit and 4chan. But that's not the point. Those may have been waypoints, but I've always thirsted for more. Deeper material. Information few others accessed. And as such, I began to search out what this material was, and found the Deep Web.

Deepweb. It's a sketchy word, one thrown around a lot, one that people really don't like. It's associated with drugs and killing, illegal materials and gore. Hackers. But what was really there? Was it as dangerous as people said? Was it empty? What was it? Did it have the legendary grifter video? I haven't plunged the net's depths, but I'll tell you what I know.

First off: the Deep Web is populated with people like you and I. People with 9-5 jobs, people who like to laugh, people interested in politics. People with morals. Like 4chan, it has it's trolls. Like reddit, it has it's white knights. Sure, there are other folk. I just haven't seen them, as I've been pretty cautious in my travels.

Second: the Deep Web is slow as hell. If you're the average ADHD internet boy going from link to link looking for his next information high, you probably won't belong. It'll bore you, and you'll leave disappointed. You have to have the right mindset; I'm a bit of a methodical delver, crawling for information, so it works for me.

Last: posts last (seemingly) forever, and move slowly. So care about grammar, and if you're going to try to troll out there, you may as well do a good job. If you make it to "Mariana's Trench" you'll see what I'm talking about.

My experiences are derived from exploring the onionlands via Tor.
Yours may differ.
Either way,


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  2. Never dove into the deep sea before, I like to stay floating on the top. :P

  3. Seems interesting go into there though

  4. Maybe one day I'll dive in... but for now I'm sticking to the shallow side. Lol.

  5. That construction guy photo gets me every time bro. lmao

  6. Looking forward to seeing what you find, I had a dip once, didn't get very deep though.

  7. once you go in you never come back

  8. Great read. Might need deep web in the near future, so definitely reading through your blog first!