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: why you are probably getting cryptopump-and-dump schemes in your DMs, a viral video showing a McDonald’s drive-thru AI fail, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R) denying a viral post claiming she shot her neighbors dog, and a review of Glass Onion, the sequel to Knives Out.
After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has her “Now Streaming” column.
See you on the internet!
⚡ Today’s top stories
Twitter has become a fertile recruitment site for cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes.
McDonald’s is using AI-powered drive-thru machines. One TikToker tested it out and the ‘intelligence’ opted to add bacon to his ice cream cones.
A woman claiming to live next door to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) accused her of killing her family dog in a viral Facebook post.
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With a more complex role for Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc, Glass Onion is another fantastic whodunnit—although perhaps not as sharp as its predecessor.
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‘The Watcher’ and the Ryan Murphy-ization of true crime
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
💾 A tech influencer is going viral after showing the ridiculously outdated computers at one of his customer’s offices.
🚗 A McDonald’s worker is going viral for calling out impatient drive-thru customers.
📚 TikToker @danessyauguste went on a viral rant about a man who wouldn’t leave her alone as she attempted to complete an assignment at a library.
🦷 This viral video sparked a debate on the economics of toothpaste choices.
🏋️♂️ This app-based weight loss program prioritizes your mental health so you can live a healthier lifestyle. Here’s how you can try it for free.*
🐟 Would you order grilled tilapia from IHOP?
👶 The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme.
💼 People find this video showing how you react when you see your co-workers leave for new jobs very relatable.
🌙 This TikToker called night shift workers “a whole different animal” while chronicling her work as an Amazon operations manager.
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In a video with over 62,000 views, TikTok user @alank97_ shows a customer’s Pizza Hut order. The order is for a Supreme Pizza minus all of the toppings. In their place, the customer has opted for pineapple on one half of the pizza.
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