First of all, those of you who come across this post undoubtedly want to know just what the fuck the Deep Web is... This article should help to explain it a little bit..
The deep web is usually defined as the content on the Web not accessible through a search on general search engines. This content is sometimes also referred to as the hidden or invisible web.
The Web is a complex entity that contains information from a variety of source types and includes an evolving mix of different file types and media. It is much more than static, self-contained Web pages. In fact, the part of the Web that is not static, and is served dynamically "on the fly," is far larger than the static documents that many associate with the Web.
The concept of the deep Web is becoming more complex as search engines have found ways to integrate deep Web content into their central search function. This includes everything from airline flights to news to stock quotations to addresses to maps to activities on Facebook accounts. In the screenshot below, notice the various deep Web sources offered by Google, including images, maps, news, video, shopping, scholarly content, blogs, and so on. However, even a search engine as far-reaching as Google provides access to only a very small part of the deep Web.
Content on the deep Web
When we refer to the deep Web, we are usually talking about the following:
The content of databases. Databases contain information stored in tables created by such programs as Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. (There are other types of databases, but we will focus on database tables for the sake of simplicity.) Information stored in databases is accessible only by query. In other words, the database must somehow be searched and the data retrieved and then displayed on a Web page. This is distinct from static, self-contained Web pages, which can be accessed directly. A significant amount of valuable information on the Web is generated from databases.
Non-text files such as multimedia, images, software, and documents in formats such as Portable Document
Format (PDF) and Microsoft Word. For example, see Digital Image Resources on the Deep Web for a good indication of what is out there for images.
Content available on sites protected by passwords or other restrictions. Some of this is fee-based content, such as subscription content paid for by libraries or private companies and available to their users based on various authentication schemes.
Special content not presented as Web pages, such as full text articles and books
Dynamically-changing, updated content, such as news and airline flights
This is usually the basic,"traditional" list. In these days of the social Web, let's consider adding new content to our list of deep Web sources. For example:
Discussions and other communication activities on social networking sites, for example Facebook and Twitter
Bookmarks and citations stored on social bookmarking sites
As you can see, based on these few examples, the deep Web is expanding.
Apparently, if this copypasta has any truth to it, and it isn't just one huge elaborate troll by 4chan or the like, there's also another lesser-known area within the Deep Web known as TsalalNet... An area that contains pretty much the worst of the worst. Check this out...
"A lot of discussion has been going around on the subject of the Deep Web (also called Deepnet, the invisible Web, DarkNet, Undernet or the hidden Web), though little has been discussed on TsalalNet. I could understand why though, it's one of the more obscure sites in there. Even for veteraned members of the deep web, it still remains to be one of the less discussed sites on there. TsalalNet is a site reserved for the unexplainable areas of the deep web, a place dedicated to media and discussion of the strange and unusual. Most videos and images contain the usual content found on deep web sites, including child pornography, snuff videos, etc. but with what is described by many as an unusual edge or underlying factor to it all.
The content found in TsalalNet may trouble even some of the most adventurous members of the deep web. For example, the raw footage of acts including necrophilia or snuff contain a layer of the mystical or unnatural that could not be explained. Unworldly sounds are heard in accompaniment to the usual grotesque sounds, whilst visuals suggest something ritualistic at play. This can even be found in pornographic content, with videos of nude children covered in animal entrails becoming subjects to strange ceremonies performed by men in dark suits. Popular videos include footage of women having miscarriages of grotesque creatures, complex and perhaps occult snuff videos, videos of unexplainable events deemed too graphic and unusual for other sites, and more."
Another random Deep Web testimonial so that you can have a better idea on what to expect from the Deep Web...
"I saw all kinds of ****. My roommate about four years ago was fascinated by this kind of stuff, the idea that there was a hidden internet world tucked away that most people didn't know about. He was gone for a semester on academic probation and spent whole days at a time digging through the dark web (the dark web is painfully slow). Like I said, most everything below the Hidden Wiki is illegal or sick because again, if it wasn't, there'd be no need to hide it and if it was benign, it would be on stuff like the Hitman page (which is really just a death pool so kiddies can pretend they are 1337 h4x0r5 for being on a .onion page).
He eventually gave up because he got numb and was seriously losing faith in humanity and this is a guy who wouldn't wince at the BME pain olympics or the Ukrainian losers who beat a man to death with hammers. It's the worst of the worst. Personally, I was marginally curious because of the idea of a secret world but then you realize the reason why this world exists. I guess I'm a pussy compared to my roommate because the stuff I briefly glanced at or the stories I heard from him made me sick to my stomach. The CP stuff is well known but there's information on human trafficking rings, rape tourism (which happens in the US even! They happen on occasion in Native American reservations), animal cruelty that will turn anyone into a hardcore PETA/ASPCA member, and hackers lurking at every turn.
Avoid avoid avoid
I understand the idea of this hidden underworld is enticing but nothing good exists here. I will stop posting after this about the subject because I'm getting repetitive at this point.
For the record, my roommate never had an FBI visit and everything turned out fine for him in the end. My roommate was just depressed (he was a genius who stopped showing up to classes is all) and wanted to find out what really was there. Although the dark web experiment took a pretty big toll on him and these days, the only internetting he does is through a smartphone when he goes on the Facebook app. He pretty much gave up the internet after exploring the dark web. I can't imagine people spending large bulks of their time (or worse, their livelihood) on it."
Some highly informative threads about the Deep Web...
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=138459473 (mind blown @ this infographic about the deep web)
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129624503 (U aware of hidden wiki?)
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=135157131 (Deep Web mind=blown)
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132837823 (The Hidden Wiki - How to enter/ My experiences on it)
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141501481 (On The Deep Web As We Speak (GTFIH))
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141476771 (Decided to have a look through the 'Deep Web')
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=142603791 (just emerged from the deep web... (srs))
http://thebotnet.com/guides-and-tutorials/49828-how-to-access-the-hidden-wiki/ (How To Access THE HIDDEN WIKI (Deep web, secret Internet))
http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f48/have-you-heard-deep-web-1577233/ (have you heard of the DEEP web?)
(OH SHIT IN BEFORE I MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR FOR DIVULGING TOO MUCH INFO
2/02/12 EDIT: Alright... I'm going to be perfectly honest here with everyone... I don't know myself how much of this Deep Web shit is true, and how much of it is fake... But I know that all that weird "Quantum Computing" and "primarch" shit was an exaggeration or an outright hoax to make the Deep Web sound more interesting.
Regardless, I know there's plenty of gore, CP, drugs, and incredibly disturbing articles and links about human experimentation, assassinations (most of it's just trolls, but still), how to kidnap children, and some Lolita Sex Slave Doll shit, where some sicko claims to make living sex dolls. That "Lolita Sex Slave Doll" shit was most likely written by some extremely sick, depraved troll with one INCREDIBLY FUCKED UP fetish, but it's still incredibly disturbing nonetheless, and there are INDEED some people who are sick enough to do that shit.
As for the TsalalNet shit, though... If anybody's crazy enough to check for themselves whether that shit is real, feel free to let me know more about what type of shit lurks there. I actually almost HOPE I'm getting trolled with that TsalalNet copypasta shit after reading it, but I digress. I'm always willing to find out more about the Deep Web. Until OP knows for sure exactly what's going on in the Deep Web, he is a faggot, and will remain a faggot.
04/20/12 EDIT: Here are a few pictures from the Deep Web that I've come across... While many of them are relatively harmless, and some may even be informative, there are quite a few pictures that will most likely scar you for life. Seriously, some of these pictures are EXTREMELY disturbing. The first picture will be something both somewhat humorous and completely true, so as to capture what YOU, the reader, will be feeling when you get done gazing upon the rest of these pictures or spending a significant period of time surfing the Deep Web for yourselves. If you wish to see but a small sample of the horrors that await you on the Deep Web, scroll down a bit... Just know that you have been warned.