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You know what I really hate about social media? Spoilers. You’d think with the increasing number of us who record shows or sporting events or whatever to watch later, people who watched whatever it was in real time would understand that posting about it as it happens ruins it for everyone else. But they don’t. Some folks just don’t think about it, while others almost seem to go out of their way to live-tweet as action happens. Which means if you’ve recorded something for later, you basically have to crawl into a cave and stay there until you watch it.

Spoiler Alert says nyet to that! All you have to do is download a browser extension (available only for Chrome as of now), tell it which movies and/or TV shows you don’t want to see in your news feeds, and it automatically blocks them.

Granted, there are some limitations. You have to be using Chrome, for starters, which means if you prefer another browser you’re out of luck. Also, if you’re using any of the apps instead of going through a browser, you’re still going to see things. But it’s definitely a start! Currently their TV selection is much larger than their movie selection, but they’re going to be adding a feature where you can add your own shows. They also have a small selection of sporting and celebrity events.

Keep Yourself in Suspense With Spoiler Alert

Once you have your alerts set, Spoiler Alert takes care of the rest. And once you watch your program and no longer care about spoilers, you can turn off the blocking. That will also come in handy if it overachieves and blocks content that doesn’t actually contain spoilers, but you want to leave the block on because other posts will.

Best part? It’s free. All you have to do is give them your email address, and Spoiler Alert is yours. They’ll ask for more information than that, but it’s not required in order to get the extension.


Source: Gizmodo

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