The Three Stages of Acceptance of the Manti Te'o Not-Dead Girlfriend Mega-Hoax:
Eyes bug open.
Jaw hits floor.
Fingers pound keyboard.
The social media response to this bizarre, stunning story was immediate, cynical, hysterical and -- yes -- even occasionally thoughtful.
What exactly went on here? Was Manti in on it? Why would Ronaiah Tuiasosopo invent a girlfriend? Great questions! We have no idea. Yet.
The one thing we do know for certain, however, is this will all continue to play out exactly where it all began: online. Here are some of the best Te'o hoax tweets we've seen so far, including this first one, which might not have been about the hoax initially, but reads a whole lot differently today.
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