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Posted on Mar 23, 2024   Updated on Mar 24, 2024, 8:37 am CDT

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

I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Our top stories today are about: A woman catching her husband cheating through a fitness app, Redditors fearing that the site’s IPO could ruin the platform (but are still trying to cash in anyway), a Florida lawmaker irking conservatives by wearing a Putin mask during a Biden impeachment inquiry hearing, and an explainer of the “Let Them Theory” on TikTok. 

After that, we’ve got another edition of “Meme History” for you. 

Also: If you didn’t take our weekly news quiz yesterday, there’s still time! Just open yesterday’s newsletter to answer the question. If you guess correctly, you might win a web_crawlr shirt

See you next week! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🏋️ WTF
Woman says she found out her husband was cheating on her through workout app Strava

fitness app called Strava is the latest addition to a list of apps that users have used to discover their partner was cheating on them.

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💻 TECH
Redditors fear stock offering could ruin the platform, but are trying to cash in anyway

Not everybody on the website is optimistic, but plenty are trying to get a piece of the pie.

READ MORE

🎭 POLITICS
‘What nonsense’: Florida lawmaker riles conservatives by coming to Biden impeachment hearing in Putin mask

Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) irked conservatives after donning a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin to a President Joe Biden impeachment inquiry hearing.

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📱 INTERNET CULTURE
‘If they want to, they would’: The ‘Let Them Theory’ going viral on TikTok might just set you free

TikTok can be a treasure trove of real, actionable advice, and the “Let Them Theory” is a gem of an example.

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🤓 Meme History

By Kyle Calise
Video Producer

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🥪 People are split over Subway’s new refrigerator-style design for the meat section that makes it impossible to see the meat options and how much (or how little) they’re putting on your sandwich.

🎬 Actress Daisy Ridley said she is “excited, but nervous” about the news that she will reprise her role as Rey in an upcoming installment of the Star Wars franchise.

💳 This woman went viral after saying she was shamed after sharing that she was $65,000 in credit card debt

💼 A remote worker confessed that her worst fear about working from home has emerged: A co-worker suggested the worst team-building exercise imaginable, and she wants absolutely no part in it.

💵 If you use a cash register at work, or if you handle cash at all, this story might have you double-checking any large bills that cross your hands.

🌮 “Should we continue helping customers? Or does it open us up to scams?” That’s the ethical quandary posed by a popular Taco Bell worker on TikTok.

📺 From the Daily Dot archive: What do users actually want from streaming services? 


👋 Before you go

A Dallas-based woman went viral on TikTok after explaining how an overnight Rover she booked ended up losing her dog.

In a series of storytime posts, users @ultraeira told viewers how a woman named “Tracy” lost her dog, Peppa, and then disappeared when it came time to find her. As of Monday afternoon, @ultraeira’s three videos had a combined 1.2 million views.

who the [expletive] did i board my dog with on rover?” the content creator asked via text overlay.

Woman says Rover worker lost her dog, company is being unhelpful
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*First Published: Mar 23, 2024, 10:30 am CDT