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 viral video about “tip baiting” a delivery worker, people wondering why Lowe’s has a “perimeter defense” system, a look at how QAnon-backed candidates failed in the midterms, and a recap of the latest episode of Andor.
After that, we’ve got our “This Week on the Internet” column from Tiffany and her pick for meme of the week.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
Uber Eats driver calls out customer who tip-baited her—making only $2 on an originally $15 order
The topic of “tip baiting” has gone viral on TikTok once again after one driver, who works for both Uber Eats and DoorDash, recently discovered firsthand what the term means.
TikTok users are freaking out over footage of a so-called “perimeter defense” system located in the parking lot of a Lowe’s hardware store.
Voters put America first by rejecting America First.
Over the course of season 1, Andor has dismantled our expectations for what it means to ‘join’ the Rebellion.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🤢 A Jimmy John’s customer says she accidentally took the restaurant’s tips cup and used it to fill up at the beverage fountain.
💳 A customer alleged a Popeye’s employee stole her Bank of America card information and attempted to use it several times on Cash App.
#️⃣ Jimmy Fallon is asking Elon Musk to do something about a hashtag suggesting that he’s dead.
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🍔 People are perplexed over this woman’s viral McDonald’s order.
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🥤 A woman went viral on TikTok after sharing a DoorDash mishap, where she received three empty Taco Bell cups instead of the Gatorades she ordered.
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📅 Meme of the Week
How much to see the joint Lydia Tár/Taylor Swift concert?