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Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 14, 2022   Updated on Nov 15, 2022, 8:08 am CST

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Tiffany here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today, we have a stories about a student loan debt scammerand the ‘Trust you will be dealt with’ sound on TikTok

Scroll down for monthly horoscopes and Mikael’s weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column.

— T.K.

⚡ Today’s top stories

Scammer behind 40% of all student loan debt robocalls identified, shut down

The scam calls came from a single source.


‘Baron of Bitcoin’ Dave Portnoy stupefied about what happened to his crypto when FTX collapsed

‘Future Ponzi schemer is confused about being Ponzi schemed.’


The enduring power of the ‘Trust you will be dealt with’ TikTok

A 2019 video about slashed tires became a multipurpose TikTok sound.


Your November 2022 horoscope starring Mars and Saturn

After recent directional shifts from Saturn and Mars, we’re in for a month of subtle changes.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🐦 Twitter’s new verification labels spark a meme format.

🎃 Woman quits Starbucks after paying $7 for pumpkin spice latte.

🍔 Customer asks McDonald’s employee to make him the ‘biggest burger they have ever made’.

🤳 Employee says she has to take a selfie when clocking in at 7am, sparking debate.

👰🏻 TikToker says he was uninvited from his best friend’s wedding because he’s gay.

👋 Before you go

In a video that has been viewed more than 439,000 times, TikTok user Megan Ariel, who claims she worked in the company’s recruiting department, detailed her reaction to being laid off at Meta via an email.

“Yesterday was like, you know, whatever happens happens, and today when I read the email I got so emotional,” Ariel says.

Ex Meta employee speaking caption 'so it's been about an hour since I found out that I was laid off from Meta' (l) Meta logo on corporate building (c) Ex Meta employee speaking caption 'I am part of the 11 000 employees that were laid off' (r)
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*First Published: Nov 14, 2022, 12:00 pm CST