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Posted on Feb 10, 2023   Updated on Feb 14, 2023, 5:34 am CST

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

Happy Friday! Our top stories today are about: A viral video where a woman details the “worst service she’s ever had” at a restaurant, a look at why there are so many AI-generated show intros on YouTube all of a sudden, how Twitter descended into chaos when it stopped working, and how former President Trump is making salacious posts about Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

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⚡ Today’s top stories

🍗 VIRAL
‘I tipped like $2 on a $75 tab’: Buffalo Wild Wings customer says she received the ‘worst service she’s ever had’ in viral rant

A TikToker’s video about terrible service received at Buffalo Wild Wings has drawn over 3 million views.

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🤖 AI 
Why are there so many of these AI-generated show intros on YouTube now?

Over the last month, a new kind of uncanny content has been flooding YouTube: Intros to animated series and TV shows recreated with AI-produced images, made to look like they came from another decade. 

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💻 TECH 
Twitter descends into chaos after tweets, DMs stop working

Twitter descended into chaos recently after several of the platform’s primary functions stopped working without explanation.

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🗳️ POLITICS 
Trump points ‘groomer’ slur back at DeSantis in salacious Truth Social posts

Trump shared an unconfirmed photo of DeSantis allegedly drinking with underage girls.

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🗣️ This Week on the Internet

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Leonardo DiCaprio memes took over Twitter this week

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🐠 A woman has gone viral for revealing an additional apartment charge that she was shocked to learn about—pet rent for a fish.

🍎 With prices at the grocery store skyrocketing, some customers are ordering out to save money.

🎤 This creator who is a Taylor Swift lookalike claims she was uninvited from the Grammys moments after stepping off the plane in Los Angeles. 

🏘️ This woman’s call for “adult-only” suburbs in a viral video is sparking a huge debate among viewers. 

🌈 Start your movie night binge-fest with some of the best LGBTQ movies and series you can stream right now on Amazon Prime.

🚘 As one passenger shared in a viral TikTok, Uber drivers making unaccounted pitstops amid their ride can put a damper on their experience.

📺 From the Daily Dot archive:  What happens when your favorite TV show gets canceled

☕ A video went viral after a Dutch Bros. Coffee customer called out a drive-thru employee for being overly chatty with a customer who was ahead of them in line, significantly delaying their ability to pick up their order

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📅 Meme of the Week

The red boots also became a big meme this week.  

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2023, 10:30 am CST