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Posted on Mar 21, 2024   Updated on Mar 22, 2024, 10:38 am CDT

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Hello fellow web crawlers! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: Former President Trump melting down online after a judge’s latest decision in his fraud case, people online sharing which “nepo babies” don’t deserve the slander, a woman who went viral for sharing how she overheard men complaining that their girlfriends are “ugly,” and an explanation of what the acronym “HG” stands for on TikTok

After that, our Senior Politics and Technology Editor David has a Q&A for his “Deplatformed” column this week. Scroll down below to check it out. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Trump is losing it after judge’s latest decision in fraud case

Trump needs hundreds of millions of dollars to appeal the fraud case.


‘What’s an example of nepotism that you’re actually a fan of?’: People are sharing the ‘nepo babies’ who don’t deserve the slander

In case you’ve been out of the internet discourse loop, there have been countless conversations about the many nepo babies of Hollywood, and to what degree everyone seems okay with their career paths.


‘Time to find new ones’: Woman overhears boys complaining that their girlfriends are ‘ugly’ on spring break, tries to expose them

According to the woman, the men were all complaining about the aesthetics of their girlfriends to one another, and she called them out while recording their time on a Pickleball court.


‘It’s my HG’: In case you’re confused, here’s what the acronym ‘HG’ stands for on TikTok

If you’re a part of skincare TikTok, you probably already know.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🛍️ A woman asked her husband to put groceries away. But viewers of the video, which went viral, are shocked at what he does

🐶 San Francisco startup Loyal has an interesting idea: What if we found a way to improve and extend the lives of dogs? Better yet, what if doing so taught us how to extend our own lives?

🍔 McDonald’s unveiling of their new uniforms has left some employees outraged

🚙 In a viral video, an expert mechanic exposed the biggest scams in the auto repair industry

📽️ Travis Kelce’s movie just premiered and it’s actually good

🚢 This cruise line passenger has made a seemingly startling discovery of security cameras overlooking balconies on her ship, sparking a heated debate online

📝 Question of the Day

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👋 Before you go

A customer who was set to pay $31.50 for her son’s haircut was horrified to find that there was a 69% tip option on the payment tablet.

That customer, known as Amanda S on TikTok (@happilyeverafter69), posted a photo of the tipping screen, getting more than 537,000 views as of Sunday. She also chose the Danger Twins’ “Showin’ Off” to soundtrack it, focusing on the “I can’t believe my eyes” lyric.

The tipping screen had four options on it, starting at 20% for “Good,” before moving on to 35% for “Great,” 50% for “Wow!” and 69% for “Best Service Ever!” She found these options to be not so nice, despite the presence of a custom button on the iPad to bypass the four suggested amounts.

Customer says ipad suggested 69% tip option for kid's haircut
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*First Published: Mar 21, 2024, 10:53 am CDT