Monday, June 21, 2021

According to Merriam-Webster, the first-known use of 'dox' occurred in 2009


Meet a glassy-eyed Proud Boy.  

Washington Post, 6/21/2021
The disclosure online of Dawson’s personal information — a phenomenon known as doxing — is part of a growing effort by left-wing activists to punish members of far-right groups accused of violent behavior by exposing them to their employers, family and friends. The doxing of Dawson highlights the effect the tactic can have — unemployment and personal upheaval followed by a new job that pays much less than his old one — but also the limits of the technique: Dawson is unrepentant for his role in galvanizing a mob to harass Jedeed and continues to espouse far-right views.


A sample of other coinages from the same year.
  1. Bitcoin
  2. burner phone
  3. crowdfund

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