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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
It’s Friday! That means it is time for our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany Kelly to break down the dominant discourse of the week in her “This Week On The Internet” column and share with us her favorite meme of the week.
But we’ve obviously also got all kinds of internet culture news for you from across the web. Hope you enjoy it all! See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
Vegan TikTokers criticized Gordon Ramsay for joking about eating lambs—but the resulting controversy is now totally out of control.
Amid ‘Batgirl’ cancellation, Warner Bros. Discovery reveals plans to combine HBO Max and Discovery+, cut costs
The new service will be launched in the summer of 2023.
The Robinhood app’s cryptocurrency unit has been hit with a $30 million fine in New York for allegedly violating anti-money-laundering and cybersecurity regulations.
The FCC will need to side with state data or big telecom.
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🗣️ This Week on the Internet
‘By age 30’ tweet becomes a meme mocking life advice
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.
🏋️ What is it like to work at a Planet Fitness? Apparently it is like the “Spirit Airlines of gyms.”
📚 A worker trolled her co-workers by including a link to self-help books in her out of office reply.
😱 A TikToker says he roommates “snitched” on her, leading her to being kicked out of her dorm for allegedly having CBD oil in her room.
💼 A viral video depicting a woman texting a co-worker on her day off about another employee who is bothering her at work has sparked debate.
🛒 You should be kind to grocery store employees who are working late, a TikToker said in a recent viral video.
🤑 Streaming packages aren’t all created equal. These are the best streaming bundle deals you don’t want to miss.*
🍞 A first-time Panera Bread customer was shocked at how big the turkey sandwich was, adding “I ain’t going back ever again.”
📜 When you think of the early days of the internet, what does that look like to you?
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📅 Meme of the Week
A biblical “By age 30” meme.
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*First Published: Aug 5, 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).