The Leveson report has finally been released, all 2,000 inscrutable pages recommending greater transparency of the media.
The announcement was marked by furious tweeting, competitive commentary and frantic journalists struggling to report the report on the guardian of guardians.
Indeed, amid furrowed brows, homilies over freedom of speech and general confused outrage, it was difficult to determine what the key findings actually were.
Catlin Moran was the first to break the news that Leveson had recommended "No more features on Gangnam style, abolition of the phrase 'wine o'clock', more pictures of cats."
Another Twitter user suggested a ban on any headlines involving 'fifty shades', stating she had been particularly traumatised by one which used the book title to create a spin off named Fifty Shades Of Gove. We hear you sister.
Writer and comedian Matt Leys managed to quickly skim the voluminous report to inform his Twitter followers that Lord Justice Leveson had recommended having a big crossword as a front page, a free advert calendar for every reader and that all newspapers be printed with floral borders.
Leveson also apparently recommended soup recipes, no more pictures of heads and a pull out lumberjack supplement. What a newspaper that would be,
Amid the climate of sombre omphaloskepsis, lighter opinions on the Leveson proceedings peppered social networks.
Indeed the collison of Leveson with the beginning of the festive season gave rise to the cheery hashtag #Levesoncarols.
A quick search provided social media users with some welcome joviality as, printers chuntering, they waited for all 2000 pages of the Leveson report to print.
Indeed some poor journalist at the Times gave up on ever getting his hands on a hard copy.
Printer probably ran out of ink
One Twitter user looked on the bright side of the proceedings. At least Hugh Grant could go back to obscurity.
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