Glued to my computer screen, watching a real time reality-show-turned-soap-opera that turned out to be a hoax. I won't name the blog (it's been deleted anyway), but it was about a young, single mother-to-be who was expecting a baby with a grave medical condition. After amassing a large following with her heartfelt posts over the last several months, she finally "gave birth" over the weekend and then her story collapsed like a house of cards.
After reading all the birth updates on Sunday, I was beginning to have some suspicions about her credibility. It didn't take me long to find out that other readers had their suspicions as well, even putting up their own blogs where they posted their speculations and their findings. Hundreds of comments ensued. Over a thousand, probably. And I ate them up like they were peanuts. I couln't help myself. As this was happening, the freshly outed scammer was deleting her blog and all her other web pages.
It was like watching a train wreck. I could scarcely look away in spite of the carnage and the murmering crowd gathered beside me. Actually, it is probably the murmering crowd that kept me sucked in for so long. But in my head now, the voice of reason is telling me to move along. There's nothing else to see here.