3 of the smartest ways to block spoilers onlineEntertainment The List
We've all been there – waiting for the season finale of your favorite show, avoiding social media and talking about the show with friends; but, despite all your precautions, you still find a spoiler for the episode. Ugh! If you've tried everything to protect yourself from letting your favorite show get spoiled, but nothing's worked, Jared Cotter has 3 techy ways you can keep yourself safe.
1. Think Outside the Browser
While the internet is where most people post their spoilers, your internet browser can help you avoid them. Google Chrome created an extension you can download to hide GoT spoilers on your social media pages.
Head to the Chrome Web Store and search "Game of Spoils". Add the extension and it will automatically block any Game of Thrones related posts on your social media feeds.
2. Unspoiler Alert
If you know you can avoid your social media accounts to avoid spoilers, but you still get surprised by articles on other sites, consider downloading the Unspoiler extension, also in the Chrome Web Store.
It blocks spoilers on your social media pages, but it also blocks spoilers on any website you visit. You can also add multiple shows, so if you're catching up on the old seasons of The Walking Dead, you can use Unspoiler to keep you and your show in a spoiler-safe bubble.
3. Have Some Self-Control
The Self-Control app puts you in charge of saying no to certain sites so you can keep yourself spoiler-safe. Just tell it what sites and content you want to block and the app even lets you set a timer for how long the sites will be blocked for.
The app is perfect for spoilers, and for helping you get more work done by blocking sites while you're at your busiest…but we're not saying you have to use it for that – that's just cruel.
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