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

Today’s top stories are about: A worker explaining how his boss said his bonus would be “life changing” and it turned out to be a laughably low amount, why this year’s Oscar for best original score is actually the worst, Mark Zuckerberg saying that laying off people at Meta will make it more “fun,” and a notorious ransomware group claiming that it breached Amazon Ring

After that, we’ve got a “Dirty Delete” column from our Politics Reporter Claire

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Worker says boss told him his bonus would be ‘life-changing’—it was $250

A TikToker shared a story labeled “Boomer Story Time,” about a boss who promised him a “life-changing” bonus—only for that bonus to be a paltry $250.


Why this year’s Oscar for Best Original Score is actually the worst

All Quiet on the Western Front‘s three-note motif dominated the Oscars—and highlighted the film’s problematic reliance on blockbuster spectacle.


Mark Zuckerberg says laying off 10,000 people will make working at Meta more ‘fun’

Zuckerberg said the layoffs would also mean more people want to work at Meta.


Notorious ransomware group claims it breached Amazon Ring

A notorious ransomware group claims to have stolen data from Ring, the security camera company owned by Amazon.


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🗳️ Dirty Delete

By Claire Goforth

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Roger Stone’s dirty dealings span five decades

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

👀 A viral TikToker who used to work at Union Market in Richmond, Virginia, says the company poisoned them, their coworkers, and customers.

🌯 One TikToker is going viral for claiming that the new “Keithadilla” at Chipotle was “not worth” the $16 price tag.  

🥒 After a recent trip to McDonald’s, one woman says she asked for extra pickles and was given an entire cup filled to the brim with the topping.

🏨 This hotel employee is going viral for recounting an interaction she had with a man who was attempting to check into a hotel without a reservation

💰 Companies should pay workers enough to live close to the office if they force people to work there, one worker claims in this viral video

🛒 A woman’s video went viral after she revealed an Instacart fail where a male shopper allegedly delivered heaps of brown ginger instead of the ginger root she ordered.

🏳️‍🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: From Club Penguin to Roblox, LGBTQ youth have always flocked to gaming websites.

💼 A TikTok user’s video has sparked discussion after demonstrating what they claim is a work imbalance between employees and management.

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👋 Before you go

Cheapness is often considered one of the worst qualities that a person can have, but there are many who would argue that there’s a clear difference between being stingy and being frugal. And it appears that there are a lot of TikTokers who are blasting another user for not knowing the difference.

A woman says in a TikTok that she ditched a date she was on because the guy refused to pay $3 for a single slice of cheese on his burger.

Many TikTokers expressed their shock that she would post a video about her actions as if she was in the right for ditching somebody on a date because they refused to pay $3 for a singular slice of cheese.

woman who walked out of a date after the guy wouldn't pay $3 extra for cheese on his burger
woman who walked out of a date after the guy wouldn’t pay $3 extra for cheese on his burger

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