Daily Dot Newsletter: “Ghost Jobs” Are All Over the Internet

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

Our stories above today they’re talking about: Job hunters calling ghost jobsas the man behind the viral sensation The dress era accused of attempting to kill his wifea babysitter who went viral for sharing how he hides in the bathroom to avoid possible hidden cameras and how it used to be another Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic affected by a ransomware attack.

Next, our IRL Reporter Tricia has a Problematic on TikTok column for you.

See you tomorrow!


Today’s best stories

Ghost Jobs: Job hunters say companies are posting jobs that don’t exist

What’s a phantom work AND how do you spot one?


The man behind the viral firestorm The Dress has been accused of trying to kill his wife

The internet is in shock after the revelation that Keir Johnston, the Scottish man behind 2015’s sweeping viral sensation The dressis accused of the attempted murder of his wife.


I’d do the same: the babysitter says she doesn’t know if the parents have hidden cameras. She then she hides in the bathroom while the children sleep

A babysitter who he doesn’t want to be spied on by his parents has a rather unorthodox way to do it.


Vulnerable and horrific images: Another Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic hit by a ransomware attack

Photos, names, date of birth, email addresses, phone numbers, financial data and more hit the dark web.


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Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins


The dark side of girls dinner

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down 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_crawlrto get your daily scoop of internet culture straight to your inbox.

Web crawl

Here’s what else is happening on the net.

When a I HAVE TO told a homeowner remove his security cameras or they willShe found a way to be surethe cameras it wouldn’t move.

Driving lessons can be particularly embarrassing: You’re sitting in a car with an instructor you don’t know, you drive for hours. But a driving lesson for teenagers era made it even more embarrassing when she accidentally grabbed his driving instructor’s neck.

A user on TikTok sparked the discussion after claiming to be fired from her job at the bank after being wrongly accused of bank robbery.

This airplane seating arrangement it certainly is unique.

A Drive-thru worker at Starbucks it’s going viral for sharing it they didn’t know how to respondwhen a customer told them that they were going to a funeral.

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A TikToker went viral after sharing a file Google’s new tool designed for help prepare for job interviews. But the commentators are concerned about the lack of cost of Google Interview Warmupsit means that users are paying with your data for the development of AI.

In a viral video, a woman shares that someone she was visiting a water park with had theirs Crocs replaced with someone else.

From the Daily Dot Archive: TikTok is introducing a wave of Latino influencers.

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Before you go

A traveler shared a unethical suggestion they theorized lead to getting a free upgrade at a hotelbut the first challenge for people who want to follow this hack would be gathering the courage to execute it.

It comes from user Tech Safari (@.techlysafari), who posts a series of short videos that offer ethically questionable advice.

In their latest video, the creator starts, Carry a dead cockroach with you whenever you stay in a hotel. Throw it on the floor somewhere in your room, then call the front desk saying you found a dead cockroach.

The video has ended 76,000 viewsand prompted a number of users to do so question the logistics involved.

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*First published: July 18, 2023, 10:30 am CDT

Andrea Wirich

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