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Posted on Dec 20, 2022   Updated on Dec 21, 2022, 7:22 am CST

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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories are about: A woman’s viral video about dumpster diving at an Apple store, a woman warning people about how Facebook Marketplace is “overrun with scammers,” Elon Musk’s Twitter poll asking if he should step down as the “head of Twitter,” and a viral video of a rant taking place during a work Zoom call. Down below, we’ve also got a report on a massively viral video where a woman says she found cement in the package of her new iPad. 

After that, we’ve got our weekly “Problematic on TikTok” column from our IRL Reporter Tricia

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Woman finds unused Apple products while dumpster diving at Apple Store

A recent snippet of a TikToker who is well known for her dumpster diving videos checking out the trash receptacle behind an Apple Store yielded some interesting finds.


‘Don’t ask how I learned about this’: Woman claims Facebook Marketplace is ‘overrun with scammers,’ warns against using it to sell items

A TikToker uploaded a now-viral clip about a common scam they’ve allegedly come across multiple times on Facebook Marketplace.


Elon Musk loses his own Twitter poll asking if he should step down as ‘head of Twitter’

Will Elon Musk step down?


Worker goes on a rant against trainer while on company Zoom call before quitting

A user has gone viral after sharing a rant that took place over a company Zoom call.


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

A person looking at the camera with various weights above her head. The text says 'This app is always toxic'
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How was a “guess my weight” TikTok filter a good idea?

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” column.  If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

☕ A video has gone viral showing how the new single-serve coffee brewers at Starbucks work. 

🎄 In a viral TikTok, an Instacart shopper records her journey shopping inside Lowe’s for Christmas items, including a mini Christmas tree.

👀 Ever wonder how McDonald’s iced mocha lattes are made? This TikToker provided a step-by-step walkthrough

🪀 Keep calm and fidget on with the best fidget toys for active brains, hands, and even feet.

💰 From our friends at Passionfruit, the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter: “The top-earning creators on every platform—and what we can learn from them.” 

👔 It’s common practice for most workplaces to have some kind of dress code, but for new employees, it’s expected that they’d be told in advance ahead of their first day.

🏳️‍🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: How a Sims 2 fan forum became anunwitting safe space for queer creatives.

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👋 Before you go

In a viral video with over 1.6 million views, a woman shared that a birthday gift from her husband turned out to be a tile of cement instead of an iPad

She claims that the iPad packaging was fully sealed and as her husband opened the box, a cement tile in the shape of an iPad was laying there inside.

hands on iPad box with caption 'POV: You get an iPad from target but get a cement tile instead' (l) Woman speaking with Target logo centered at bottom caption ' I will not be leaving target until I open something now' (c) hand holding cement tile over iPad box caption 'POV: You get an iPad from target but get a cement tile instead' (r)
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*First Published: Dec 20, 2022, 11:00 am CST