How to Protect Yourself From Game of Thrones Spoilers
Some of us sit on the edge of our seats waiting for Game of Thrones news to roll out. We are the first to get out recaps and such of episodes and we’re the first to post spoilers out there on social media. What if you’re not someone that can watch the episodes as they air? Or maybe you just don’t want crap spoiled for you while you’re waiting to watch it when you get home? Well, now there are apps to help save you from people like me who tend to post spoilers without considering the consequences. Here are a few browser extensions that will help protect you from spoilers, some would work for other shows as well.
Game of Spoils
If you use Google Chrome, then you’ll find the Game of Spoils plug-in for Facebook, Google News, Reddit and Twitter that you can simply activate on your browser. It works by blocking any posts that have the term “Game of Thrones” (as well as other related terms like Targaryen, Winterfell, etc) from appearing on your screen. While you may miss some good jokes, you won’t be privy to any spoilers that might ruin the episode for you while you’re working or reading the news.
Friends of Thrones
This plug-in is for Google Chrome as well and is actually pretty funny. It will take all of the Game of Thrones spoilers, terms, etc and turn them into quotes and names from the show Friends. However, it doesn’t block or change the images that might be attached, which could give away spoilers.
Game of Thrones Blocker
Another one for Google Chrome, this plug-in completely obliterates Game of Thrones from your internet. You won’t be able to see or look up anything related to the show or the books at all, ever, until you turn it off. The app was actually created for those people that for some reason hate GoT.
Finally – an app for everyone, no matter what browser you use. You’ll find this app available for Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Firefox (ok, so maybe not every browser). It will help you filter your Facebook feed so that you can block out things that you don’t want to see, such as Game of Thrones spoilers, or other items online that you don’t want to see in your feed.
Well, Twitter has its own way of doing things and you don’t need any type of app for it. Simply go to your profile and click on the profile picture at the top right. In the drop down menu, click on Settings and then Privacy. You’ll find a selection titled Mute. This will let you put in what terms, hashtags and so on are filtered out of your feed. Easy enough right?
Of course, if you’re still worried things will get through, I highly recommend just steering clear of social media and news sites until you’ve watched the episode. Don’t answer the phone. Don’t look at texts. Just hide in the closet and lock the door. Or, you can always check out our recaps here on BeepWee, whatever works for you!