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Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 11, 2022   Updated on Nov 15, 2022, 8:24 am CST

Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Tiffany here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

We’ve got a couple of stories about what’s going on at Twitter, including one about how people are using Twitter Blue to easily impersonate public figures. We also have a report about a trans influencer who was misgendered and held in a male prison.

Scroll down for my column on how Twitter’s changes are affecting its users—and leading to lots of jokes.

Have a good weekend!

— T.K. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

It took a 19-year-old with $8 10 minutes to blow up Elon Musk’s new blue check scheme

It didn’t take long to show the whole thing was a farce.


Trans influencer Nikita Dragun held in a male prison, misgendered in police report

An arrest affidavit provided to the Daily Dot by the Miami-Dade Police Department identifies Nikita as male.


Assh*le Twitter users are barging into Mastodon and demanding it stop being so polite

They’re annoyed it’s a safe space.


Tech worker says she was laid off from ‘recession-proof’ company

‘And it’s right before the holidays, so it’s just like a whole sh*t storm.’


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🗣️ This Week On The Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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Twitter is now one big prank

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.

🧀 DoorDash customer accidentally orders slice of cheese from McDonald’s.

🕒 TikToker says she can do 8-hour workday in ‘4 focused hours’.

🍎 Instacart shopper says she’s never accepting Costco orders again after bad experience.

🍕 TikToker’s review of pizza from ZaBot the ‘pizza robot’ goes viral.

💉 Viral TikTok shows close-up of tattoo being done.

🤖 These smart home gadgets will turn your home into a high-tech paradise you never want to leave.

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2022, 12:00 pm CST