The entire plot of Game of Thrones Season 7 may have already leaked, and it’s not expected to return to HBO until next winter. Here’s a few simple things you can do to avoid spoilers until then.
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Previously, Game of Thrones spoilers were widely available in the form of George R.R. Martin’s books. But now that the series has moved ahead and deviated from the story of the books, spoilers are a bit more of a concern. Here’s what you can do:
- Use Social Fixer: If you don’t want to hear a word about thrones, dragons, imps, hounds, or mountains on Facebook, Social Fixer can help. It’s an extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets you set up custom content filters for status updates. Bonus: you can also use it to block annoying political posts.
- Filter Twitter by keyword: Twitter apps like Tweetdeck and Tweetbot have hidden settings that let you filter text. On Tweetdeck, head to Settings, then Global Filter, and add the text you want to filter. On Tweetbot, tap the conversation bubble icon, then tap “Add Keyword,” and add the text you want to block.
- Block YouTube comments: Use No YouTube Comments for Chrome or Comment Snob for Firefox to keep them out of your sight.
- Avoid forums: If you frequent forums or the Game of Thrones subreddit, you might want to stay away. Actually, that’s generally good advice anyway.
Consider these tools your digital version of The Wall. It will protect you from spoilers as long as it can, but winter is here, and there’s a good chance some will break through eventually.