Is it a myth or a shocking reality?
The Mariana’s web is the deepest and darkest level of the world wide web.
Most online users will never reach or access the dark web. In fact, many people aren’t even aware of the existence of the deep web, most only have a vague idea of it being a hidden and uninteresting place for trading illegal good and services, child pornography, and other disgusting things.
It’s so much more than that. But in general, the majority of people online are so occupied with ‘surface web’ sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media sites. As a matter of fact, I’m sure you already know people who merely see the internet as a place full of social media sites since they only use the internet for this purpose.
”Online is old news. Online in social media is today’s news… Social media is not a subset of the internet. Social media is the internet.”
Don’t believe me? Just have a look at some of the websites that receive the most web visitors online. According to Alexa, a web statistics and analytics company, Google, YouTube, and Facebook are the most visited websites on the internet.
In other words, they’re the gateway to the internet, meaning that 95% of web users only care about search for information, watching videos, and sharing selfies online.
But is that really the only thing the internet can offer?
The deep web, the invisible internet
While most online users simply browse ‘surface websites’ like Twitter and Reddit that are easily searchable and accessible by popular search engines, a few others choose to browse other hidden websites that are much more difficult to access.
While some of these deep websites are only available through the Tor network, there are some other websites that may not be indexed by search engines, but can be accessed through a regular web browser, you just have to know the exact web address.
An example of such sites is Library Genesis, a controversial search engine based in Russia that provides free access to millions of academic research papers and pirated digital books. Another deep web site is WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization which regularly publishes secret sensitive documents and classified information about corrupt governments and other agencies.
Important Note: please beware of accessing the deep web with Tor browser only, it won’t make you completely anonymous, you’ll still need a VPN software to hide your IP, protect your data, and ensure your safety.
For the most part, any website that offers controversial content or any related content that is banned by governments will not be easily accessible by regular ‘surface web’ browsers, and this is mainly to protect the safety of webmasters and journalists.
Some even claim that over than 96% of internet’s content is protected and not easily-accessible through regular search engines and web browsers.
Moreover, many of the deep web websites like the ones mentioned above can be accessed without any fancy encryption software, but many people suspect they may no longer be available soon. But is that really the case for darkweb sites?
The dark web, a creepy corner of the internet
While some websites on the deep web can be accessed without Tor browser or VPN, this is not really the case with dark web sites.
The dark web is a deeper corner of the internet where everything goes and all kinds of digusting and illegal things happen there. Fake documents, stolen credit cards, drugs, money laundering, and all sorts of things can be found there.
With that said, this is also a place for journalists, hidden knowledge-seekers and the politically-oppressed individuals to communicate with each other anonymously.
So these are the most well-known layers of the internet, surface web, deep web, and dark web. However, some people claim that there is a deeper layer of the internet.
Mariana’s web, the deepest part of the web
There is reportedly a deeper part of the internet nicknamed Mariana’s web where even some of the most experienced darknet browsers struggle to access this part of the internet.
Some believe this part of the web contains some of humanity’s darkest and unsolved mysteries, technology to communicate with aliens, evil rituals, secret databases, and other crazy-sounding beliefs. Believers of this part of the web claim that you have to have special software and technology to be able to obtain access to this part of the web.
While apparently, all of this sounds nonsense, no one really knows or prove whether this mysterious part of the internet really exists or is just fantasy.
The most unsolved secret of the internet remains a mystery.
With that said, if you want to explore these dark parts and interesting parts of the web, don’t forget to use the Tor browser and a reliable VPN service to browse these corners of the web anonymously.