Doritos offers a 13-year-old girl $20,000 as a reward for discovering a rare ‘puffy’ chip, which she listed on eBay

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A ‘puffy’ Dorito chip sells for $20,000.

A 13-year-old from Queensland, Australia, is set to receive $20,000 after finding a peculiar Doritos chip.

9News reported that on June 11, Rylee Stuart posted a video on TikTok showing a chip that was bloated across all three of its points. She had discovered it while eating a packet of the snacks.

The video went viral and has garnered more than four million views.

Text on the video says: “I found a puff Dorito. Is this valuable or should I just eat?” Stuart then asked her followers what she should do.

TikTokers online encouraged her to create put the Doritos chip up for sale on eBay and that’s exactly what she did.

A few users even joked: “Put it in a museum.”

Rylee put the chip up for sale for $0.99 – which stated “puffy dorito one of a kind” – and it wasn’t long until she starting receiving bids of up to $100,000, 9News reported.

The listing was eventually taken down but after the story attracted so much attention, Doritos offered Stuart $20,000.

“We’ve been so impressed with Rylee’s boldness and entrepreneurial spirit, so we wanted to make sure the Stuart family were rewarded for their creativity and love for Doritos,” Vanita Pandey, chief marketing officer at Doritos told 9News.

“It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for Rylee and her family and we’ve loved following her story,” she added.

Rylee told the outlet she had intended to eat the chip but then had second thoughts. “I was about to eat it, and I thought I better save it for later.”

“Dad is saying that since he bought the packet, it’s his chip. But I ate the packet and found it, so I believe it is mine,” she added.

Rare food-based auctions have attracted huge bids in the past.

Way back in 2004, a grilled cheese sandwich that appeared to feature the face of Virgin Mary was sold for $28,000, according to the BBC.

More recently, a McDonald’s chicken nugget shaped like a character from online game, “Among Us” was sold on eBay for $100,000, The Guardian reported.

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Can you see who views your TikTok videos? No, but here’s what you can see on the social media app

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  • You can’t see who views your TikTok videos, as the app lacks such a feature.
  • TikTok offers users the ability to see how many times their video has been watched, but does not show which individual users or accounts view it.
  • Early TikTok users were able to see who viewed their profile, but TikTok is one of many social media apps whose policies and features are continually changing.
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It’s completely normal for social media sites to frequently change their policies, features, and community guidelines. TikTok, the short-form video platform, is no different.

When TikTok launched, it had a feature that allowed users to see who visited their profile. But that is no longer the case. Unlike Instagram’s Stories or Snapchat, where users can see who views their content, TikTok doesn’t offer its users the ability to see who viewed their videos, only how many times each video has been viewed.

Can you see who views your TikTok?

No. TikTok does not have a feature that allows its users to see which accounts have viewed their videos. This means that while you may not be able to see who exactly is viewing your videos, your viewing habits are also left anonymous, too.

Instead of showing who has viewed your videos, TikTok only shows how many times videos on your profile have been viewed.

TikTok users can see who comments on their videos as well as who creates “duets” or “stitches” (essentially video edits) of their content using the Activity tab on the app.

How to see view counts for your TikToks

1. Open the TikTok app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

2. Select the Me icon in the bottom-right corner. This will take you to your profile.

3. Here, you can see your view count on each video in the lower-left corner. You will not be notified if your view count increases, so be sure to periodically check your profile to see how many views your videos have received.

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You can see your view counts at the bottom of each video on your profile.

How to see who has liked or reposted your TikToks

1. From the home screen of the TikTok app, select the Inbox tab at the bottom.

2. At the top, select the drop-down menu.

3. Here, you can filter your notifications to show what accounts have liked your videos, commented on your videos, followed you, or mentioned you.

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In the drop-down, you can see all your activity.

How to control who views your TikToks

If you do not want to share your content with just anyone, consider making your TikTok account private.

To make your account private, go to Me in the bottom-right corner, then select the three-dot (or three-line) icon in the top-right corner, which is called Settings and privacy. Then, select Privacy.

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Go to “Privacy.”

On the Privacy page, switch the tab to Private Account.

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Toggle the “Private account” switch to the right.

With a private account you have the ability to approve or deny new followers, as well as who can privately message you. Remember that your profile picture, bio, and username are public.

To block specific users, go to their profile page, select the Menu icon at the top (resembling three horizontal dots or lines) and then tap Block at the bottom of the menu.

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Bizarre Starbucks cash-register glitch led to an uncontrollable stream of receipts being printed with the word ‘butter’

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A TikTok user and apparent Starbucks workers posted the clip showing the malfunction.

  • A cashier who appeared to work for Starbucks posted a clip of an unusual cash-register glitch.
  • The video shows a continuous stream of receipts flowing from the machine.
  • It racked up more than five million views as TikTokers sympathized with the cashiers’ predicament.
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A TikTok video that apparently showed a bizarre cash-register glitch at Starbucks has garnered more than 5 million views.

Initially posted on July 12 by TikTok user and apparent Starbucks employee @themondanadiaries, the video has now gone viral. It shows a malfunctioning register after a customer ordered a bagel with butter.

But a glitch in the system caused a seemingly endless stream of receipts printed with the word “butter” to flow out of the register.

In the video, @themondanadiaries and her colleagues watch in disbelief. Another video shows one of the workers turning off the machine – but the glitch just shifted to another register.

Text on the video says: “He broke it. It won’t stop printing this.” The user added in a caption that the event left her colleague “panicking.”

TikTokers mostly found the video comical, as In The Know via Yahoo News reported. Others said they could empathize with the Starbucks employees’ stress.

One joked: “I think the bagel is supposed to have butter but idk I’m not sure.” Another said they would have had a breakdown.

Starbucks did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Earlier this month, Starbucks workers told Insider they’re flooded with orders for TikTok-inspired “secret-menu” drinks.

One barista in Tennessee said he makes “at least 15” TikTok iced white mochas each day. But staff told Insider’s Grace Dean they were feeling the strain of making so-called “TikTok” drinks, which are inspired by viral trends. One worker said customers get “very mad” if their drinks are not made perfectly – making staff feel like they are “coffee-making robots.”

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A viral TikTok video shows how a woman pretended to be pregnant so she could sneak an extra bag on a flight and avoid the luggage fee

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A TikTok user @miniadvantures posted a video of herself sneaking an extra bag onto a flight.

  • A “pregnant” TikTok creator posted a video of herself sneaking an extra bag onto a flight.
  • The trick worked, and now the video is going viral with more than 13 million views.
  • TikTokers took to the comments to hail the event as a “genius” travel hack.
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A TikTok video showing an apparently pregnant woman successfully sneaking an extra bag on a flight has garnered more than 13 million views and been hailed as a “genius” travel hack.

On June 29, TikTok user @miniadvantures posted a video of herself hiding a drawstring bag under her jumper to fake a pregnant belly in order to dodge a carry-on luggage fee.

Text on the video says: “When you get a $44 flight but can only bring a backpack.” There’s also a song playing in the background entitled: “How Would They Know?”

The user then shows herself boarding the flight, writing: “It worked.”

TikTokers hailed the video as a “genius” hack, as reported by The New York Post.

One viewer wrote: “Saving this for the next time I fly!”

The hack comes amid a surge in travel as pandemic restrictions ease. Over the weekend of March 12, US airports saw the highest number of travelers since before the pandemic began, the The Financial Times reported. In May, Americans saw the cost of international flights shoot up by 17% compared with April 1, and domestic flight prices rise by 9%.

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TikTok is automatically removing videos showing nudity, sexual activity, violence, and other content that violates its safety policy for minors

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Human staff will have more time to focus on nuanced content like hate speech and misinformation.

  • New tech from TikTok will automatically review videos that violate its safety policy for minors.
  • This will enable human staff to focus on more nuanced content like hate speech and misinformation.
  • Accounts will be removed under a zero-tolerance policy, such as posting child sexual abuse material.
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TikTok is rolling out technology that will automatically remove videos showing nudity, sexual activity, violence, and other content that violates its safety policy for minors.

The company will partly automate the review system that blocks these sort of videos as well as graphic content, illegal activity, and other content that violates its minors’ safety policy in the US and Canada, it said Friday.

TikTok is making the move in part to reduce the number of distressing videos that its human moderators have to review, said Eric Han, TikTok’s head of US safety. This will allow them to spend more time on nuanced videos involving hate speech, bullying, and misinformation, he said.

Prior to this move, TikTok’s human moderators reviewed all videos before making decisions on removal.

TikTok acknowledged that no technology can be entirely accurate, so creators will be immediately notified and given a reason if their video is removed. They can then appeal the decision.

In the past, staff for social media giants like Facebook have had to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder for reviewing horrific content as part of their job. A former Facebook moderator, who had to review about 1,000 pieces of content per night, once sued the company for having to filter out disturbing content.

TikTok said its safety team would continue to review community reports and appeals to remove content that violates its policies. More frequent violations could result in suspension of an account’s ability to upload a video, comment, or edit their profile between 24 and 48 hours, the company said.

Under a zero-tolerance policy, such as posting child sexual abuse material, an account would automatically be removed from the platform.

TikTok said it had initially tested the automated technology in other countries, including Brazil and Pakistan.

TikTok identified and removed more than 8.5 million videos in the US in the first-quarter of 2021. That means under automated review, thousands of videos could end up being removed in error.

The automation is expected to roll out “over the next few weeks,” TikTok said.

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