Ask Sourcing Ninja: What is the Deep Web?

Dear Sourcing Ninja,

Today I met a recruiter and he mentioned that he had access to something called the “Deep Web”. The recruiter tried to explain to me the difference between the normal internet I use and this secret dark web but I must admit I came out more confused than when I entered the meeting. Is there such a thing as the Deep web? If so then what is it and how do I go about navigating it?

-Skeptical HR

Hello Skeptical,

It might surprise you to know that the Deep web a.k.a. the dark/invisible/hidden web does in fact exist but also that it is not as “dark” as one might think. To begin, let’s think about the Internet as an enormous pond which consists of both the Surface web and Deep web. Following on, search engines would be the … Read More »