Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Happy Friday! Our top stories today are about: An “entire neighborhood” being up for sale on Zillow, YouTuber MrBeast suing a ghost kitchen for his reputation taking a hit over its “low quality” burgers, why people are showcasing their “Ken’s job” online, and why the internet hates the attempt to recreate the virality of Barbenheimer with “Saw Patrol.”
After that, our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column for you and shares with you her pick for meme of the week.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
‘Something about this just doesn’t sit right with me’: Zillow lists ‘entire neighborhood’ with 35 low-income houses for sale
A package of 35 homes is available to buy on online real estate sites, including Zillow—but some worry that the occupants, the majority of whom make below-average income, are being taken advantage of.
YouTuber MrBeast said his reputation took a hit when the food delivery service he partnered with served “low quality” and “inedible” food.
Barbiemania continues with more trends and discourse happening on social media.
‘Saw Patrol’ is a Barbenheimer-style meme about ‘Saw X’ and the new ‘Paw Patrol’ movie—but many people believe it’s a forced marketing stunt.
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Barbenheimer brought out the rude theatergoers—and everyone noticed
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
📦 This tenant was told by their housing complex that she exceed her apartment’s “delivery limit,” so she shipped packages to her neighbors address instead.
💼 A Reddit user slammed the alleged “fake a** concern” their former boss expressed after they quit their contract position, which sparked a larger conversation on the soullessness corporate culture.
🛒 If your desk job is giving you the blues, cheer up. Things could be worse. At least that’s what one new Walmart worker just learned during her first day on the job.
🌯 This Chipotle customer says she eats the chain’s $5.40 kids meal five nights per week. Here’s what you get.
💅 A woman is going viral for warning about Gel-X nail extensions after she suffered an allergic reaction to them.
👠 Art imitates life but sometimes life imitates art so hard you might start to think that it’s scripted. At least that’s one a group of theatergoers found out when they tried to take a selfie in the lobby outside the new Barbie movie.
🍴 Honesty might be the best policy most of the time. But other times it might be more appropriate to bend the truth. Like when it will get a food service worker into trouble with their manager.
🏳️🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: How a Sims 2 fan forum became anunwitting safe space for queer creatives.
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📅 Meme of the Week
A cop going roughly down a slide became a big meme this week.
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