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HackerLastPip Sun, Jan 20, 2008
Something I tend to forget is that internet is so much more than the World Wide Web.

My current thinking is that the "back allies" of the internet are still IRC and Tor hidden service chat rooms (which can exchange data as well). Unfortunately these aren't searchable. Usenet Groups incredibly unexplored in terms of information useful data. I'm sure this conversation has already happened somewhere on Usenet.

My guess is that there's a lot of data that exists on people's directories and is only passed over IRC and chat. I have no idea if google or any search engine can trace up from test.com/index.html to test.com/hidden/really_hidden/really_crazy/really_really_crazy/proofOfGod.html. But I presume all these places have indexed homepages, so they are in the system so to speak.

I'll post any interesting places of the Uncharted Internet I find.