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: Hackers releasing private information about millions of Twitter users, everyone sharing their Spotify Wrapped reports, a look inside a far-right troll war, and a viral video sparking discussion about work surveillance.
After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has her weekly “Dirty Delete” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
Private information such as email addresses and phone numbers are present in the leak.
🎧 INTERNET CULTURE
What does your Spotify Wrapped say about your mental state in 2022?
This year’s Spotify Wrapped just arrived, and you know what that means: It’s time to get up close and personal with your mental state over the past 11 months.
Accusations of backstabbing and treachery are already plaguing the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
⏰ WORK DYSTOPIA
Candidate declines interview after learning company uses software that takes photo of employee ‘every 9 minutes’
A viral TikTok about remote work surveillance is once again creating a conversation about boundaries.
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🗳️ Dirty Delete
Rising Republican star is a superspreader of far-right policies
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍴 A TikToker’s video recounting an experience in which a table left no tip because they didn’t receive celery with their appetizer has resonated with viewers on the platform.
🍗 A Wingstop manager went viral after revealing the fast-food chain’s ranch recipe, sharing steps on how to make it.
📮 This United States Postal Service mail driver’s public service announcement for those who let cars park in front of their mailboxes has provoked a varied response online.
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💰 One person has gone viral after claiming that she was fired from Canada Goose after sharing her salary online.
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📅 This worker quit his job after his time off request to go on a trip was denied.
👕 In a viral video a TikToker shared that the cashier at Ross gave her a discount after assuming she was over 55 years old. The video has over 187,800 views.
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👋 Before you go
A small business owner has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video venting about a rude customer.
The video is captioned, “She really couldn’t just buy another hot chocolate” and features Faith Thomas (@that.flamingo.lady), the owner and manager of “Frozen Flamingo,” a dessert shop in Texas.
The video quickly garnered attention accumulating over 900,000 views. In the video, Thomas films herself recollecting her encounter with the unpleasant customer.
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