I only found out about this last night and now I am fascinated by the idea. Let me start by stating that I am an Internet/Computer noob, so I don't think it would be wise for me to try and explore this on my own. For those of you who aren't aware of the 'Deeb Webs" existence, let me try to explain it to you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Web ^Cliffs on that. Basically the "surface web" is what most of use browse. We use google and other search engines and we are shown only things that are indexed Now, I'm still not exactly sure the differences between the Deep Web and Dark net, they seem very similar to me when I read about them, but again, that is my computer ignorance manifesting itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Web http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet_%28file_sharing%29 Perhaps someone who is familiar with these things can enlighten me, or even if you aren't familiar with them you can point out the differences based on those wiki pages. If you are lazy/a visual learner such as myself, here is an image to try and help illustrate the idea: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Now, spoiler alert, there are TONS of illegal activities that take place on the 'deep web' (sadly the most frequent is probably CP, which is very unfortunate.) There are a lot more interesting things happening than the CP that runs rampant however, and that is what is interesting me. There is a site called "The Silk Road" where users can buy and sell literally any drug you can think of. There are sites where you can find a hitman to take someone out for you (starting at $20,000 US Dollars). There are sites that discuss homeless people being kept as slaves and having experiments conducted on them. There are forums for all types of creeps: pedos, rapists, killers, ect. It is very disturbing and shocking, but once I heard about it I felt the unsettling urge to explore deeper into it. I've heard rumors of human fights to the death, though I haven't seen any evidence that shows it. Here is an article talking about it: http://thehackernews.com/2012/05/what-is-deep-web-first-trip-into-abyss.html Of course I would love to install TOR and take a swing at exploring all of this shit myself, but I don't have the balls. 1.) I doubt I would be able to find any of the truly interesting sites. They say it is incredibly hard to navigate compared to the 'surface web'. 2.) I don't want to get hacked by some asshole. I don't have the most secure firewall or antivirus and 3.) I don't want to accidentally piss off the FBI lol. I am going to ask everyone I know about it and see if any of my friends can show me around, because I realllllllllllllllly want to explore it, but don't want to compromise myself or my laptop. I might try to do it at school, but they would probably be a bit butt hurt and suspend my user login for doing such stupid shit on their computers. But if you are a pussy like me, there are some Youtube videos of people exploring the tip of the deep web iceberg __________ So for those of you that haven't heard of this, how mindfucked are you right now/10? I was on about a 9.5. I have pretty much only been thinking about this since I found out about it late last night. I slept through classes because I stayed up way too late trying to read more about this shit. For those of you badasses that have actually gone on the deep web, please share your experiences in this thread.