Onionland bitcoin wiki

Today I decided to explore onionland bitcoin wiki realm of Tor Hidden Services, which can be identified via URLs that appear to be on an . The original starting point for many users since 2007.

Finding Things The first thing you realize is that there are no search engines. 2 Instead you have to resort to the primitive method of recursively following links from previous sites you found. It’s like 1995 all over again. The original popular wiki, running the same Mediawiki software as Wikipedia. The main purpose seems to be acting as a directory, although there are a few other interesting articles as well. Sadly the moderators seem to be losing against spammers, who repeated change links on the home page to redirect through a certain coinurl. Thus it is necessary to go through older revisions of the main page to get anything useful.

A newer, more limited, and less organized directory. Useful because all its links fit on a single page, so it is a decent starting point. Was previously pointing to a non-authoritative clone. In case you’d like to compare, here is the old link. Parallel Worlds For most popular websites on the public internet, there is a clone in Onionland. Can communicate with regular email addresses too.

I can only assume human wants must be fairly consistent. Much like visiting another country the laws, norms, and aesthetics are different. 5 It is an interesting place to visit, but perhaps not the most desirable place to live. Since domain names basically consist of gibberish, it is not practical to verify whether you are at the authentic URL for a domain, since it is hard to remember and recognize the domain name. Thus it relatively easy to get redirected to a spoofed version of a website and not be aware of it. The only directory services site on the public web I still know of is the Open Directory Project.

It’s been a long time since I’ve used them. Instead of travelling to another country physically, you can try browsing the internet in a different language, which is similarly partitioned from the English internet. For example Germany’s Facebook is studiVZ. Naturally you need to be able to read the language in question to try this exercise seriously. The ORIGINAL source for the most up to date . Sick of all the dozens if not hundreds of very outdated .