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The “Invisible Web,” that part of the World Wide Web that is not commonly searched by our standard search engines such as Google or Bing is estimated by the Library of Congress to be close to containing 91,000 terabytes.

Saikat Basu’s article at MakeUseOf.com, quotes a Wikipedia article in which that figure is an increase from close to 3,000 terabytes back in 1997.

When you consider that the ‘open’ web most people take for granted they have access to is only 167 terabytes, one can finally understand how much of the information and web pages on the Internet are closed to us for most of our searches.

MakeUseOf.com’s article tries to help out by shedding the light on some of what they refer to as the Web’s “Dark Continent” -content unindexed by standard Search Engine Spiders like Google.

They list and describe 10 Search Engines that you may want to try the next time you need to do some deep research that a normal, everyday search just can’t seem to dig up.

Here are the 10 resources they recommend getting to know for your research deep diving:

Infomine at http://infomine.ucr.edu/ Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

The WWW Virtual Library at http://vlib.org/ Oldest Catalog on the Web

Intute at http://www.intute.ac.uk/ Esteemed British Resources

Complete Planet at http://aip.completeplanet.com/ Indexes 70,000 Databases

Infoplease (with it’s kid spinoff: Factmonster.com) at http://www.infoplease.com/ Info Portal to Encyclopedias, Almanacs, Biographies, Atlases

DeepPeep at http://www.deeppeep.org/ Beta service indexing databases not normally covered by the standard search engine

IncyWincy at http://www.incywincy.com/ Metasearch engine filtering results of the Invisible Web

DeepWebTech at http://www.deepwebtech.com/ Five Deep Search Engines covering Science, Medicine and Business

Scirus at http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ Science Research

TechXtra at http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/index.html Engineering, Math & Computing in Industry

(For more details please see the original Full Article athttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-engines-explore-deep-invisible-web/ )

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I love Infographics and Fast Company has them. Charts galore constantly being added to as  their “Infographic Of The Day.” They are beautiful and often interactive. I am featuring this one with an article by Cliff Kuang since the subject is very timely. I’m don’t necessarily agree you should chuck the resume but if you are good with making visuals, you could add one of these type of charts for yourself to get yourself noticed!

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1. Bellevue, Wash.

Fortune Small Business and CNN.com has put together an interactive ranked chart of the best places to start a new business and live a good life. The listing is sortable by City & State and lists towns all over the country they judge to merge good business environment with attractive recreational activities.

CNN Money, analyzed economic conditions along with ‘livability and put it all together in a useful overview article here.

You can also find another useful ranking on their site of the top best 100 small businesses in the United States.

In the meantime, if you are looking to get out of town and start a new venture make sure you check out 50 of the top 100 places in the U.S. to do it below.

Top  50  Places To Start A Business
Rank City Population
1 Bellevue, WA 111,608
2 Georgetown, TX 37,963
3 Buford, GA 13,576
4 Marina del Rey, CA 8,891
5 Bethesda, MD 59,475
6 Portland, OR 535,421
7 Denver, CO 555,932
8 Charlotte, NC 596,123
9 Fort Worth, TX 595,062
10 Franklin, MA 29,642
11 American Canyon, CA 12,484
12 Durham, NC 204,135
13 Manchester, NH 113,417
14 Virginia Beach, VA 445,875
15 Salt Lake City, UT 184,550
16 Novato, CA 48,410
17 Santa Fe, NM 65,433
18 Charlottesville, VA 40,877
19 Boise, ID 203,649
20 Raleigh, NC 316,978
21 Iowa City, IA 64,933
22 Omaha, NE 399,820
23 Minneapolis, MN 374,956
24 Fargo, ND 96,029
25 Scottsdale, AZ 232,929
26 Louisville, CO 19,402
27 Bellingham, WA 73,357
28 Colorado Springs, CO 396,436
29 Naperville, IL 149,600
30 Lyndhurst, NJ 19,699
31 Leesburg, VA 46,645
32 Carlsbad, CA 90,536
33 Hamden, CT 59,329
34 San Antonio, TX 1,251,086
35 Cambridge, MA 102,158
36 Stafford, TX 25,607
37 Radnor Township, PA 31,675
38 Worcester, MA 179,719
39 Fort Collins, CO 127,443
40 Olympia, WA 46,605
41 Asheville, NC 69,447
42 Ann Arbor, MI 119,016
43 Blacksburg, VA 40,161
44 Oro Valley, AZ 35,750
45 Sioux Falls, SD 137,222
46 Madison, WI 222,428
47 Gainesville, FL 95,392
48 Corvallis, OR 49,124
49 Owings Mills, MD 22,291
50 Greensboro, NC 231,720

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