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Posted by Tom Phillips

 

January 21, 2009

Boxxy, or How A Teenage Girl May Destroy The Internet As We Know It Without Really Trying

Sometimes, it takes only the littlest things to make the internet go completely insane. For example, there’s Boxxy.

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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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Let it go guys. This doesn't help the situation. The sh*tstorm has already passed and we're just left to pickup the pieces.

LOL @ the fact i was one of the first people to comment on her video.
/b/ rulz

Rules 1 & 2 damnit!

Row Row Fight the Powah!

Shes a Fart Chief

Gods, I remember my friend sending me this a couple weeks ago when this all started.
She's annoying as hell! I'd rather sit through five minutes of The Care Bears than watch another Boxxy video!!
THANKYOU to whichever member of the /b/rotherhood it was that banned her from making any more videos!

kill /b/fag with fire for breaking the rules!

Boxxy is the reason we dont allow panda's to breed with humans

the game

ITT: Still Alive lyrics

this was a triumph

May need to divide by 0.
It's the only way to be sure.

"Oh god it's all so stupid"

LOLZ

4chan /b/ regularly has extreme racism, gore and child pornography, and other ridiculous content in posts. This comes as no surprise when you consider the vast majority of its users are horny teenagers, however, it would be wise not to link to or even mention such a repulsive website... When you visit 4chan (god forbid), you know you have reached the waste dump of the internet.

@Adam - no u

Oh...My....God....

She SERIOUSLY needs a punch in the face, seriously.

No no, wait a min, MANY punches to the face...

inb4404.

boxxys long gone, forget the past newfags.

Fuck... http://twitter.com/boxxybabee

Have you seen her comments?

kill it with fire

I didn't want this fame, it was a video to share with my friends but for some unknown reason everyone loved me =] =]

xx Boxxy aka mouldylunchbox <3 xx

TOM PHILIPS IS THE REASON METRO CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

This is already old.

The whole boxxy meme has passed.

HEhEHHAHAHaahhahaaAHHAHAAHhAHAAHAA

Wow, this whole article is wrong. Did the journalist even bother to research? Boxxy was started by ebaumsworld.com. DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer. My friend went to that site the other day and now his computer is complete dead. By the way, how is this news? Boxxy has been around for like a month now.

www.ebaumsworld.com

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

DO NOT GO TO 4CHAN. Only go to 4Chan if you want spam and viruses on your computer.

RULES 1&2 PEOPLE, and <3 Boxxy

It's quite clear that Tom Phillips is new to the reporting game and win not last long with shit like this.


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