If you don't know what the terms dark web and deep web mean, here's a quick primer: The dark web is the encrypted network that exists between Tor servers and their clients. The deep web is databases behind paywalls or in government / banking / other services networks that can't be indexed by search engines. Mind you, the dark web can't be indexed by search engines either. Todays Tor's obsession began when I spotted this musing among Adland's twitter friends earlier;
Important marketing questions about the dark web: "is it responsively designed?"
— Emelia Patterson (@emeliarae) January 6, 2016
Good question! Hang on, Adland has responsive design so all I would have to do is get onto the dark web to respond to Emelia's musing. Sagt och gjort, as we say in börk-börk-Swedish-chef language, lets do this.
And that is why you later found this cryptic tweet from us:
We darkweb nao. https://t.co/0txVczessa
— Adland ® (@adland) January 6, 2016
You can now read Adland on the dark web - Adland is the first advertising news org to be accessible as a Tor hidden service. zpvluacf3b3cjxm7.onion Privacy intact, no network surveillance and no traffic analysis. Enjoy. I only know of one other news organisation that is available on the dark web, and that's Propublica who announced their dark web feature only hours earlier.
— Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) January 6, 2016
The press noticed.
The Drum: Adland goes dark (web)
AMA: A Marketer’s Guide to the Dark Web
Independent Ireland: Can media make it on the darkside?
Resumé: "I väntan på mediernas Spotify
Medievärlden "Ad-tired ad-pros led to ad-site on the dark web"