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Posted on Nov 23, 2022   Updated on Nov 25, 2022, 9:30 am CST

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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: TikTokers calling out the latest scammy ad to look out for, a DoorDash horror story with a happy ending, a look at how Airbnb owners in Ukraine are struggling to stay afloat, and a viral video about a relatable work experience

Next up, we have our weekly “Now Streaming” column from Michelle

P.S. — Stay tuned for the newsletter tomorrow where we’ll be giving away our latest seasonal shirt. 👀 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘I have been bamboozled’: TikTokers call out Candy Planet ‘bucket’ scam

In addition to dupe headphones and questionable hoodies, there’s yet another scammy TikTok ad to look out for: a bucket of candy.


DoorDash customer says driver ate her food—but restaurant owner remade it and delivered it himself

In a viral video, a woman praised a restaurant owner who remade her order and delivered it after her DoorDash driver allegedly ghosted her


As donations dry up and winter looms, Airbnb owners in Ukraine struggle to stay afloat

Bookings are still scant.


Worker mocks bosses who make you sit through a 45 minute ‘town hall meeting’ just to tell you they’re not giving raises this year

Immediately, commenters chimed in with their own similar stories.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🥡 Would you complain about getting too much Chinese food

🦴 A TikToker is going viral for claiming that acne medication turned their bones black

🥪 Panera Bread is getting called out for serving a very underwhelming meal—including underfilled salad dressing and an expensive half-a-sandwich

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🔋 A woman’s response to a call for ridiculous things that creators on TikTok have had to explain to people has viewers questioning how an adult can go so long without knowing that computers must be charged.

🌐 Is there a First Amendment right to assemble in the metaverse?

💵 Dollar General has come under fire numerous times in the past year for the state of its stores.

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👋 Before you go

A 7-Eleven worker posted a viral clip delineating what happens to employees when they don’t ask a customer for an identification when purchasing alcohol or cigarettes

According to the TikToker’s video, he received a “red card” from a woman who was attempting to buy beer. He claims it functions as a penalty system for workers

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*First Published: Nov 23, 2022, 11:00 am CST