The Deep Web

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Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp. I remember when I first encountered Google, right after reading this article in Salon. Not to put a fine point on it, I was tired of search engines that returned a list of porn stars when I was trying to look up the black conservative “Shelby Steele.” Obviously Google changed that, the search experience become so quantitatively different than it was qualitatively different. There was the pre-Google web, and the post-Google web. In any case, I’ve been hearing stuff about the “Deep/Dark Web” for years now. Hopefully someone will figure this out. There was a time when you’d play around with a few search engines as well as a directory like Yahoo to find some information. Google was such an improvement that it introduced one-stop searching, making MetaCrawler irrelevant. If some of these Deep Web technologies pan out, perhaps we can do away with Orbitz too.

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  1. Dear Razib, 
     
    The Internet Search Environment Number is an emerging “deep” or “invisible” web standard that has a patent pending published in 2006. What is unique about our solution is the use of a URI and robust metadata cataloging each resource. If you’d like, review the information at isen.org and blog.isen.org and feel free to ask open questions.  
     
    Thanks + Kind Regards, 
     
    Matthew Theobald 
    Founder + President 
    Internous LLC

  2. Well if you’re looking for People on the web, then there is a “Deep Web” search available, namely: 
     
    Pipl

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