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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: A Raising Cane’s customer detailing her GrubHub delivery fail that led to her getting a 32-ounce cup of mustard, a package of stories from Daily Dot reporters that delves into the psychology of TikTok, a dumpster diver’s haul at Starbucks that has gone viral, and how everyone hates how Elon Musk rebranded Twitter to “X.”
After that, we’ve got a “Problematic on TikTok” column for you from our IRL Reporter Tricia.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
‘Did you mean 3-2oz cups??’: Raising Cane’s customer gets 32-ounce soda cup of mustard in her GrubHub order
A woman revealed a delivery app fail, receiving a 32-ounce cup of mustard after ordering Raising Cane’s through GrubHub.
The Psychology of TikTok
In the “Psychology of TikTok,” the Daily Dot examines the very real, and often dangerous, mental and physical health implications of the most popular app in the world.
‘I’m gonna have eggs for days’: Dumpster-diver stocks up on food, coffee beans, and unused cups left behind at Starbucks
In a viral video, an anti-waste influencer called out Starbucks for throwing out several pounds of food and utensils instead of donating them.
By changing Twitter’s name to X, Elon Musk destroyed a popular brand and confused the platform’s users.
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😬 Problematic on TikTok
TikTok’s ‘aged’ filter has taken over the app
In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” column. If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr
🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
💸 A woman recently posted a video sharing how she had inadvertently paid $90 a month in subscription fees without receiving any goods from the company.
👀 Sometimes on TikTok, you get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how things work at places we go every day. And we wish, dearly, we hadn’t.
🐶 A pet owner tried out a “hack” she says she saw on TikTok in an effort to cool down her dog in 90-degree weather. Some pet owners are advising against it.
🍴 When working in the service industry, there are many little things that can get on your nerves over time.
💇♂️ A soon-to-be father went viral after reportedly getting a bad haircut from SportClips a week before his gender reveal party.
🏝️ These smart home gadgets will turn your home into a high-tech paradise you never want to leave.*
🥪 This Jersey Mike’s worker railed against Subway’s new automatic slicers in a video that has now gone viral.
⛽ A user’s clip went viral after claiming they did not know how to stop a gas pump from pumping gas. As a result, they must fill their car up completely every time.
⚰️ From the Daily Dot archive: Is your kid attending funerals on Roblox?
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👋 Before you go
Users on TikTok love sharing peculiar drive-thru experiences.
Whether it’s seeing a robot drive-thru attendant, getting stuck behind a Tesla in which the battery has died, or seeing a drive-thru operated by a dumbwaiter, it’s no secret among TikTokers that drive-thrus can provide fertile ground for content.
Now, another drive-thru experience has gone viral and sparked discussion, this time showing a Popeye’s drive-thru window security.
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*First Published: Jul 25, 2023, 10:30 am CDT
Andrew Wyrich is the newsletter editor at the Daily Dot. He previously served as the deputy tech editor. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).