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Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 31, 2023   Updated on Apr 2, 2023, 11:02 pm CDT

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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 delivery driver confronting customers who made them wait outside for 15 minutes, a security vulnerability in Bing that let someone alter the search results of millions of users, a viral warning about scams on LinkedIn, and someone detailing a nightmare Uber experience

After that, our Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column and shares with you her meme of the week

Also—It’s Friday, which means it is time for our weekly news quiz. If you answer the question down below correctly, you’ll be entered to win a web_crawlr shirt

One last thing: We’ve got something fun planned for tomorrow’s newsletter… so make sure to keep an eye out for it. 👀

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Answer the f*cking door’: Domino’s delivery driver confronts customers after waiting outside for 15 minutes

A viral video shows how a Domino’s delivery driver went off on a customer who didn’t open the door to pick up their food and supposedly kept her outside waiting. 


Hacker uncovers backdoor that can change Bing’s top search results

A vulnerability in Microsoft’s Bing search engine allowed a security researcher to alter the search results for millions of users.


‘The crazy part is that everything about it seemed so legit’: Worker says she accepted a scam job on LinkedIn

Now, it appears scammers have found a new avenue to explore: LinkedIn job posts.


Customer says Uber driver falsely reported he was drunk, charged him $100 cleaning fee

A user on TikTok has sparked discussion after claiming that an Uber driver attempted to charge him a fraudulent cleaning fee of over $100.


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Prove it by answering our question of the week. Next week, we’ll shout out people who answered correctly, and of those who do, you’ll be entered to win a Daily Dot t-shirt!  

Which religious figure went viral this week because an AI-generated image of him wearing a white puffer coat was circulating online? 

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🗣️  This Week on the Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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What will Twitter look like without verified profiles?

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Fridays our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany Kelly recaps the most pressing online discourse of the week in her “This Week On The Internet” 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.

📱 Queer TikToker Jackie Simpson (@lesbianplantdad) has been accused of emotional abuse and manipulation by multiple queer, female TikTokers.

🤢 A viral video posted by a Washington-based Starbucks employee showed her completing a mobile order that included a plant-based sausage breakfast sandwich with a pump of vanilla syrup

🏨 A hotel night shift worker documents an interaction with a “male Karen” who threatened to get her fired after she said she couldn’t check him in without his ID in a now-viral TikTok clip.

🧇 A man revealed in a viral TikTok how Waffle House workers allegedly prevent customers from dining in: by pouring syrup all over the seats.

🎥 There’s a tone-deaf problem with John Wick: Chapter 4

💸 A worker at a ketamine clinic says her company removed $2,000 from her account after its abrupt closing.

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📅 Meme of the Week 

Tom’s “ludicrously capacious bag” line from the season 4 premiere of Succession became a breakout meme—and it also fits as a line from Mr. Darcy.

mr darcy looking at elizabeth with the quote, 'because she's brought a ludicrously capacious bag?'

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2023, 10:30 am CDT