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Invisible Web

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The Invisible Web... its definition, its future implications on E-Commerce, and its possible future trends

The Invisible Web... its definition, its future implications on E-Commerce, and its possible future trends

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  • 1. Presentation by: Daniel Perez ECOMMER
  • 2. What is the Invisible Web?  Basically, the “visible” web is what a person can find using general web search engines (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc.)  The “invisible” web is what a person cannot find using these types of search engines. Tutorial: UC Berkeley Library. (n.d.). Retrieved from UC Berkeley Library: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/InvisibleWeb.html
  • 3. What is the Invisible Web?  It mainly refers to the vast repository of information that search engines and directories do not have direct access to (e.g. databases). Boswell, W. (n.d.). Web Search: About.com. Retrieved from About.com: http://websearch.about.com/od/invisibleweb/a/invisible_web.htm
  • 4. What is the Invisible Web?  The invisible web is enormous. Bright Planet has estimated that the Invisible Web, a.k.a Deep Web, to being around 500 times bigger than the “visible” part of the web. The visible part of the web can be seen as the tip of an iceberg, while the Invisible Web would be the remaining part. Boswell, W. (n.d.). Web Search: About.com. Retrieved from About.com: http://websearch.about.com/od/invisibleweb/a/invisible_web.htm
  • 5. Business Implications on E-Commerce It is not always easy to search what you are looking for if you stick to only Google or Yahoo!, especially when you are looking for something a bit complicated or obscure. The invisible web helps users “dig” for information that ordinary search engines will not help them with. This could prove to be advantageous for businesses if they know how to use the invisible web. Boswell, W. (n.d.). Web Search: About.com. Retrieved from About.com: http://websearch.about.com/od/invisibleweb/a/invisible_web.htm
  • 6. Business Implications on E-Commerce On the other hand, there is a dark side to the Invisible Web, also known as the Darknet. Others have used the Darknet for some illegal businesses that include and are not limited to the following: Selling Drugs and other illegal substances, Firearms, Hiring Hitmen, Child Pornography, Human Trafficking, etc. Andrews, S. (2010, March 9). Features: PC Pro. Retrieved from PC Pro: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/356254/the-dark-side-of-the-web
  • 7. The future of Invisible Web! The Invisible Web is only continuing to grow! Horton, C. (2013, January 8). Blog: SYNECORE. Retrieved from SYNECORE: http://engage.synecoretech.com/marketing-technology-for-growth/bid/168919/ SoLoMo-Time-to-Get-Social-Think-Local-and-Spend-Mobile
  • 8. The future of Invisible Web!  Tools that can search through the Invisible Web may become much more prevalent in the future. Such tools that can allow you access to the Invisible Web would be TOR (The Onion Rating)  Common search engines may also expand their queries to some non-encrypted sites that may possess valuable and relevant information Horton, C. (2013, January 8). Blog: SYNECORE. Retrieved from SYNECORE: http://engage.synecoretech.com/marketing-technology-for-growth/bid/168919/ SoLoMo-Time-to-Get-Social-Think-Local-and-Spend-Mobile

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