Dark Web Discussion Questions and Works Cited

  1. Do you think the existence of the Dark Web was simply coincidental as the Internet developed?
  2. Do you buy into Tor’s philosophy that they are simply protecting the rights of its customers? If not, what do you think their real purpose is?
  3. Have you ever heard of the Dark Web, Silk Road, or any of the mentioned programs? If not, why do you think it is kept on the down low?
  4. Does the existence of the Dark Web present any commentary or significance on human nature?
  5. Do you think the Dark Web only has a negative purpose? Could it be seen to do some good?
  6. What do you think of all the different aspects of what the Dark Web is used for? It has drugs and guns, but also puzzle clues.
  7. Does the existence of the Dark Web affect how you see the Internet and the digital environment?
  8. What are the advantages and pitfalls of having a completely anonymous network?
  9. What does the existence of the dark web signify in terms of the larger digital environment? Are we really studying a new form of communication or a whole new world?

 

Works Cited

“Bitcoin.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“Cicada 3301.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“Dark Web.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“Darknet Market.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“Deep Web.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

Pudalov, Eric. “Who Invented the Dark Web?” Quora. Quora, 17 Dec. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“Tor: Overview.” TorProject. The Tor Project, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

“What Is the Dark Web and Who Uses It?” The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail Inc., 19 Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

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