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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Oct 4, 2022   Updated on Oct 5, 2022, 8:07 am CDT

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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: Florida Republicans being called hypocrites online in the wake of Hurricane Ian, a look at a rare book change that is better for a House of the Dragon character, a viral video about Alexa exposing a cheating boyfriend, and a life coach going viral for sharing why you should lie when asked a specific question during a job interview. 

After that, our IRL Reporter Tricia has her weekly “Problematic on TikTok” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🌀 POLITICS
‘Voting against your own interests just to own the libs can be tragic’: Florida Republicans beg for hurricane relief after voting against it

The internet is reverberating with accusations that they’re all hypocrites.

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📽️ CULTURE
‘House of the Dragon’ episode 7 ends with a welcome book departure

It is a rare book change that gives a character a better fate.

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👂 VIRAL
‘I didn’t even know Alexa stored this shizzz’: Woman’s Amazon ‘Alexa’ exposes her cheating boyfriend via its dialogue transcripts

Amazon’s Alexa is always listening, even when you don’t want her to be.

 READ MORE

💼 WORK DYSTOPIA
Life coach shares why you should lie when asked this question in a job interview, sparking debate

A woman went viral on TikTok after encouraging people to lie about a certain question during a job interview.

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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

@jeon.jungkook20/TikTok @jordxn.simone/TikTok

A blatantly racist TikTok sound is getting called out

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 P.F. Chang’s worker posted a viral video on TikTok explaining how she quit after a rude customer put their hands on her and her manager didn’t stick up for her

📱 A work-from-home employee shared a relatable message about adult loneliness that has sparked a ton of interest online. 

☕ You hear about food “hacks” all the time, and this Starbucks barista called out a 5-cent mobile order one that doesn’t work

🩺 In a viral video, a TikToker shared an interaction with a rude customer at the retail scrub store she works at. 

📅 A creator shared a series of videos after her former employer didn’t allow her to work her final two weeks—even with a notice

⌛ A Best Buy employee’s video calling out patrons who wait at the door before the store she works at has opened for the day has been viewed more than 169,000 times.

🌈 Start your movie night binge-fest with some of the best LGBTQ movies and series you can stream right now on Amazon Prime.

✏️ Here’s a look at the wild history of fanfic censorship

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👋 Before you go

TikToker Trey Knotts uploaded a viral interaction between him and a customer he says treated him disrespectfully. As a result, Knotts denied the woman service at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car location he works at.

He kept the camera on him during their conversation, but the woman’s voice could be heard off-screen, and folks who saw Knotts’ video thought that the woman was self-victimizing as she accused the man of discriminating against her for being white.

Knotts begins the video with a text overlay that reads: “Karen came into my job today and this is how it went…please watch til the end.”

Trong Nguyen @treyknotts/TikTok (Licensed)

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*First Published: Oct 4, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT