On February 14th, 2014, Netflix released the entire second season, a total of 13 episodes, of their hit drama series House of Cards for Netflix subscribers’ streaming pleasure. Discussion of the recently released House of Cards season took over the Internet as Netflix proved competent at not only offering content for subscription services, but creating exclusive content as well.
Within a few of the episodes during the new season, the Deep Web, a topic very familiar to BrightPlanet, was discussed. Find out what it is and if House of Cards was using it correctly.
Deep Web in the News
By now, you may have heard the term “Deep Web” as it has been used ubiquitously in the media. With the major break-up of the now infamous website The Silk Road that was found on the anonymous TOR network, the mainstream media has incorrectly been interchanging the TOR network and Deep Web. As a quick refresher about the Deep Web, it can be defined as anything that can’t be accessed by a search engine that crawls links on web pages.
We posted top post #4 last week in case you missed it. Now it’s time for top post #3 in our post countdown of the top 4 Deep Web University posts of 2013. Top post #3 is [whitepaper] Understanding the Deep Web in 10 Minutes.
As we approach the end of 2013, we are again doing a post countdown of the top 4 Deep Web University posts from the last year. These posts received the most traffic of all of our posts in 2013. Top post #4 is [whitepaper] Google Search vs. Deep Web Harvesting – Questions Answered.
Deep Web data harvesting seems like a very intimidating endeavor to many organizations but it really does not have to be. In this post, we discuss the process a user goes through with BrightPlanet to get the data on the web they are looking for from unstructured data to the delivery of their choice.
When demoing our products, we often spend a lot of time answering questions about how BrightPlanet’s solutions are different than a regular Google search. Potential users often want BrightPlanet to search a certain keyword for them across the entire web. We don’t do that.
Discover what we do, why it’s different than a Google search, and why it’s valuable to customers.
- Harvesting vs. Searching
- Solving Specific Problems vs. Being Everything to Everybody
- Specific Sites vs. The Entire Web
What is the Deep Web and why should you care? Whether you are searching for unstructured Big Data or trying to answer narrowly targeted questions, what you need can typically be found somewhere within the millions of Deep Web sources. Download our latest whitepaper to learn the answers to common questions asked by curious customers wanting to create actionable intelligence from the Deep Web.
Our last post talked about why you should tap into the Deep Web in 2013. We now want to talk about what you can tap into on the Deep Web in 2013.
Is there some project or task in your business that requires you or one of your employees to go from website to website searching? If so, you are going to want to read this post and learn what the Source Repository is and how it can be used. In this post you’ll learn:
- What the Source Repository is
- How you can leverage it
- Why it is unique
Read the 2014 post here.
For 2013, it is important to tap into the rich resources existing in the Deep Web. The last time an extensive study was completed estimating the size of the Deep Web was in a 2001 study – a time when the internet consisted of only approximately three million different domains. The 2001 study revealed that at that time the Deep Web was approximately 400-500 times the size of the Surface Web.
Today’s internet is significantly bigger with an estimated 555 million domains, each containing thousands or millions of unique webpages. As the web continues to grow, so too will the Deep Web and the value attained from Deep Web content. This blog post includes:
- What the Deep Web is
- Why you should care about the Deep Web
- How to harvest the data from the Deep Web
- Why regular search engines can’t reach the Deep Web
The #2 post in our 2012 Top Countdown of BrightPlanet’s most popular Deep Web University content is Deep Web Search and Dark Web Search – Similar Names; Major Differences! Posted on October 12, this post explains the difference between Deep Web search and Dark Web search. They are often confused but very different.