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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: a breakdown on how a TikTok famous emu caused hysteria online, a viral video about an Uber horror story, a look at how many customers are left behind as mass transit goes digital, and a report on how two far-righters pled guilty to a 2020 election robocall scheme.
After that, our Culture Reporter Michelle has her “Now Streaming” column for you.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
An emu who became TikTok-famous for interrupting his owner’s video is at the center of a heated debate about whether the emu should’ve been euthanized after a recent brush with avian influenza.
A woman says her Uber driver broke into her home and showed footage of him in her apartment.
An app on your phone isn’t the same as a token in your wallet.
Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman pled guilty to a case stemming from a robocall scheme they carried out in the weeks before the 2020 election.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍿 Movie theater snacks are famously known to be overpriced. Some podcast hosts went viral on TikTok after revealing how their snacks were a grand total of over $300.
☕ Is the morning shift the best shift while working at a coffee shop?
🥗 A customer put Whole Foods on blast for being too expensive, noting that her lunch cost $22.
💻 This remote worker is going viral for sharing the relatable feeling of gearing up for a Microsoft Teams meeting only to contribute a “thanks” at the end of it.
♻️ Eco-friendly, sustainable, biodegradable…what do these words actually mean? Here’s a beginner’s guide to going green.*
💼 A man went viral on TikTok after recounting an experience with a company that can be seen as red flag in a potential employer.
🍔 TikTokers have a message for fast food lovers: Burger King is good, actually.
🌐 Meet the users fighting NFT-based hate speech on the new internet.
🧈 This professional baker went viral after commenting on a butter shortage while shopping at Sam’s Club.
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👋 Before you go
In his viral clip, Antrell says that he wasn’t given a solid reasoning as to why he was let go from his job in the first place, but suspects the fact that he was a new hire had something to do with it.
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*First Published: Oct 26, 2022, 12:00 pm 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).