Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Happy Friday! Our top stories today are about: A DoorDash driver detailing the revenge he got on a customer who didn’t tip, a lawyer issuing a PSA about those “anonymous” surveys at work, a look at why Elon Musk set his Twitter account to private, and a menswear writer who has suddenly become amplified on Twitter.
After that, our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column and her pick for meme of the week.
P.S. — It’s Friday, which means it is time for our weekly news quiz. If you answer it correctly, you might win a Daily Dot shirt!
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
DoorDash driver shows how he gets revenge on no-tip Wendy’s order
A DoorDash driver has gone viral on TikTok after sharing how he gets revenge on a customer who left no tip prior to the delivery of their Wendy’s order.
💼 WORK DYSTOPIA
‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’: Employment lawyer shares PSA about ‘anonymous’ work surveys
A lawyer is warning employees to be wary of anonymous surveys at work, cautioning they may not be so anonymous despite what they’ve been told.
Why Elon Musk set his Twitter account to private
Troubles continue for Twitter under billionaire braggadocio Elon Musk.
🔗 INTERNET CULTURE
Twitter’s menswear advice-toting main character is really sorry you’re seeing his tweets
He doesn’t know why he’s being amplified either.
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🗣️ This Week on the Internet
Twitter is removing free API access—and cutting off fun accounts in the process
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
📮 A United States Postal Service driver documented a frightening situation she found herself in while delivering mail in a viral video.
🍕 A worker at New York Pizza and Deli went viral on TikTok after she claimed she was denied a raise at work for wearing leggings.
🎂 This video detailing how a woman was unexpectedly charged $25 to cut a cake at a restaurant has struck a nerve with people online.
👀 Every day seems to bring a new revelation about Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.).
☎️ A woman sparked discussion after revealing how her manager cut her hours but started calling her every day to come to work.
🍪 This Walmart customer’s video showing the store selling a 2-pack of sugar cookies is going viral because, as she puts it, “I know for sure we are in a recession now.”
👶 From the Daily Dot archive: The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme.
📅 Meme of the Week
People really got into the geographical accuracy of The Last Of Us.
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