Sometimes, it takes only the littlest things to make the internet go completely insane. For example, there’s Boxxy.
Boxxy has been unavoidable online for a while now, which is fairly impressive given that she’s just a teenage girl with a webcam, a YouTube account and a tendency to spout hyperactive nonsense at an astonishing rate. As a result of her video, her YouTube account has now been hacked, dire threats have been issued, and several minor wars may have broken out.
It all kicked off when Boxxy’s video was posted to the notorious EBAUMSWORLD* messageboard, as a challenge to see if anybody could make it through the entire video without going mad. Quickly, EBAUMSWORLD* split into rival pro and anti-Boxxy factions, with one camp determined to wipe out Boxxy, and the other determined to marry her. Things got worse as Boxxy responded to the attention she was getting. The EBAUMSWORLD* board ground to a halt, swamped by non-stop Boxxy wars.
Eventually Boxxy’s real-life identity was identified, and her YouTube account was broken into. She was told to never, ever make a video again. But it was too late. As a result of the attention it had been getting, the original Boxxy video is now replicated all over the web, with all the usual fakes, parodies, remixes and fury.
You can read the full history of the whole sorry tale at The Boxxy Story blog.
The Boxxy madness has broken free and started roaming the internet. Within days, she will be unavoidable. Frankly, we're not helping on that front. You have been warned.
More on Boxxy at Fimoculous, including Andy Baio's transcript of the video | disdain at kottke (oooh, redesign) | at BuzzFeed (of course) | Videogum | Bobbie Johnson's in-depth piece on The Guardian | Oh god it's all so stupid | Tarvu save us all
*Not actually eBaum's World. Happy now?
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