One of the most compelling (and harrowing) things about HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones is that none of the main players feel safe: anyone could be killed off at any moment. Season 1 ended with the headlining star kicking the bucket and several fan-favourites have since followed him into the grave. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly easy to have the shock deaths spoiled for you ahead of time — especially if you refuse to pirate. Here’s an app that should be able to help.
If you’re a regular user of Facebook and Twitter, avoiding GoT plot twists can seem next to impossible — if it’s not being spoiled by a US viewer, it will be a smug reader of the original book series (avoid these people like white walkers).
This is where the the Chrome-based web app Silencer comes in. As its name implies, Silencer is an extension that blocks potential spoilers via keyword blocks that hide content from your Twitter and Facebook streams. Simply add “Game Of Thones”, “GoT”, “Starks” and any other potential spoilage words into the dictionary to have them effectively blocked.
For peace of mind, you can also install a specific Game of Thrones pack that will block everything about the show (this includes 44 different keywords that should keep anything GoT related out of your social media stream). Silencer only works on a handful of social networks, but it’s pretty easy to block out everything else.
We advise downloading the app sooner rather than later — as one of the aforementioned smug book readers, I can confirm that more shock deaths are on the horizon…
To download Silencer and get the Game of Thrones pack, pay a visit to the Chrome website.