Many of the folks using WinMX may well have heard of the "DarkNet" but few know much more than the name and even fewer make usage of it, the article below delivers many answers to some of the more popular questions. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046227/meet-darknet-the-hidden-anonymous-underbelly-of-the-searchable-web.html
There’s a place lurking beneath the Internet you use every day. It’s a hidden underbelly, home to both rogues and political activists, and accessed only with the help of specially designed anonymizing software.
It’s a secretive place, where Arab Spring dissidents can hide their digital tracks, a place where whistleblowers can reach out safely to scoop-seeking media outlets. And, yes, it’s also a dangerous place, where a lot of illicit, underground nastiness occurs.
There, you’ll find a society that lurks intentionally in the blind spots of search engines. Some call it the Darknet. All call it hard to reach, like a demilitarized zone or a lawless land, it’s not a place most people visit—nor should they. But by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll know more about this shadowy, parallel online universe than Bing or Yahoo ever will.
I enjoyed reading something about this little known side of the webs activity sector and tbh the articles author is most likely correct in stating most folks wont ever need or want to visit such a place but it has a usage and thus it exists, perhaps it serves simply as a place of future legend and endless fodder for best seller authors but for some presently its a place where they can protect themselves from repression.