[Ads-l] Doxing/doxxing antedatings

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 29 18:00:09 UTC 2015


Excellent work, Hugo. While searching I also came across a tweet that
had been removed because the posting account was removed (probably for
the act of doxxing). It was not possible to find an exact date for the
tweet.

The archives of 4chan are an obvious place to look for the earliest
instances of the verb form dox, but apparently the archives are not
accessible (or have been erased). The 4chan entry (of the sometimes
reliable Wikipedia) refers to "lack of data retention" and quotes moot
saying "The site has no memory." Wikipedia states that some data was
given to the FBI in 2010.

Intelligence agencies, police, lawyers, and miscellaneous websites
have probably saved 4chan threads.


On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Poster:       Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Doxing/doxxing antedatings
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> Great work, Hugo! I'll just note that "doxxing" in "I'm doxxing the
> owner of NK" is not technically a verbal noun -- that's just the
> present progressive/continuous form of the transitive verb.
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Hugo wrote:
>>
>> To summarise, ATNW89-3 has:
>>
>> v.
>> drop dox: 2008 Aug 24
>> dox, v 2010 Mar 11
>> doxx: 2013 Nov 4
>> -
>> Antedates:
>> Garson dox: 2009 May 30
>> Ben doxx: 2009 Sep 18
>>
>> vbl. n.
>> dropping dox: 2010 Aug 16
>> doxing: 2011 Mar 22
>> doxxing: 2014 Jan 19
>>
>> n.
>> doxer: 2011 Aug 23
>> Doxer: 2013 Nov 17
>> ---
>>
>> Here's some antedatings from Twitter:
>>
>> vbl. n.
>> dropping dox: 2008 Aug 22
>> doxing: 2009 Jun 12
>> doxxing: 2009 Jan 12
>>
>> v.
>> doxx: 2009 May 19
>>
>> n.
>> doxer: 2010 Jun 14
>> Doxer: 2010 May 29
>>
>> Also new ones:
>>
>> dox, n. The results of a doxing: 2009 Sep 18
>> Doxxer, n: 2011 Jul 28
>>
>>
>> Details, in chronological order:
>>
>> ---
>>
>> dropping dox, vbl. n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> What? @billbilano harassing @jjx? wtf? Now contemplating dropping dox on
>> the guy who's behind him.
>> [End]
>>
>> 7:34 AM - 22 Aug 2008
>> https://twitter.com/innismir/status/895169464
>>
>> ---
>>
>> doxxing, vbl. n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> I'm doxxing the owner of NK.
>> [End]
>>
>> 6 years ago
>> http://twitter.com/Cryoma/status/1112496300
>>
>> Note: found with Topsy, but the tweet has since been deleted, along with
>> their other six earliest.
>> http://topsy.com/s?q=from%3Acryoma&window=a&type=tweet&sort=-date
>>
>> Their previous was "@mychilli is that their usernames too?"
>> http://twitter.com/Cryoma/status/1112481629 which sounds related to the
>> doxxing.
>>
>> Cryoma's current oldest tweet is
>> https://twitter.com/Cryoma/status/1113819670 from 12 Jan 2009, and they
>> joined January 2009.
>>
>> Because Twitter IDs are sequential, we can deduce 1112496300 is also from
>> 12 Jan 2009 (from another account, 1112433733 and 1112674321 are both 12
>> Jan 2009 UTC).
>>
>> ---
>>
>> doxx, v.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> okay I'm going to doxx her: the beautiful Erin Broadley is behind @laweekly
>> http://is.gd/Ac8H #followfriday
>> [End]
>>
>> 8:20 PM - 15 May 2009
>> https://twitter.com/alexia/status/1808086827
>>
>> ---
>>
>> doxing, vbl. n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> should probably avoid doxing himself.
>> [End]
>> 9:58 PM - 12 Jun 2009
>> https://twitter.com/allnutt_eu/status/2135138251
>>
>> ---
>>
>> dox, n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> I got something all anons want: Januszeals dox:
>>
>> 727 326 5111
>>
>> For those who were doxxed on net.. http://bit.ly/qadSG
>>  #scientology
>> [End]
>> 8:13 AM - 18 Sep 2009
>> https://twitter.com/WWPThreads/status/4072534788
>>
>> ---
>>
>> Doxer, n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> @Guidoguido1 I know right, and N/A means Not Available. To the stupid fake
>> Doxer: IT IS AVAIBLE YOUR JUST A CRAPPY DOXER -.-
>> [End]
>> 4:49 AM - 29 May 2010
>> https://twitter.com/Nitro576/status/14946172619
>>
>> ---
>>
>> doxer, n.:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> @PittyLett People are saying Pip is a doxer/hacker and none of them have
>> proof of anything... it is actually kinda funny.   xD
>> [End]
>>
>> 9:21 PM - 14 Jun 2010
>> https://twitter.com/smiley37face/status/16166811381
>>
>> ---
>>
>> Doxxer, n:
>>
>> [Begin]
>> @caradox @patterico @GregWHoward Sorry, I mixed you up with the
>> ringleader.  Is your husband the hacker or doxxer or beandog? Or you, too?
>> [End]
>>
>> 3:33 AM - 28 Jul 2011
>> https://twitter.com/ronbryn/status/96377680378863617
>>
>> ---
>>
>> All of these, and some others, collected here:
>> http://www.exquisitetweets.com/collection/hugovk/3196
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