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Published On: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014

3 Ways To Make Sure You Avoid Social Media Spoilers For Your Favorite TV Shows (#3 Is The Way To Go)

thatGuyDo you watch wildly popular shows like Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Scandal and Resurrection?

Tired of your friends telling you not to “spoil” a TV show just because they did not watch it when the rest of the world did.

I have never been one to spoil a show via my blog or my social feeds, but yesterday’s #ScandalFinale had me feeling like I was missing out on the conversation and I made a vague reference to a character getting hurt (and humorously connected it to the Game of Throne #PurpleWedding) and then it happened… I became “that guy”! (read that tweet, if you have already seen the #purplewedding and the #scandalfinale). I felt bad but I do not understand how anyone can expect someone else to not freely discuss something that they are experiencing because their friend could not make it.

But honestly… I am sorry David… but I need to make sure you have options.

If you know me, you know I love to engage and it finally hit me… although I do not like being “that guy”, I think it is very unfair for anyone to dictate what I share in real time just because they are not ready to watch it. I decided to publish “3 Ways To Make Sure You Avoid Social Media Spoilers For Your Favorite TV Shows” If you follow my advice… you will be sure to not have any conflict with your buddies on the interwebs.

Drumroll….. here is 3 Ways To Make Sure You Avoid Social Media Spoilers For Your Favorite TV Shows

#1 – Watch it when it airs and be part of the conversation. Truth is with over 7 Billion people on earth… you cannot control how and what they post  on social. Social thrives off of real time connections and everyone wants to be first, or the wittiest person commenting on the show. Understand that there is no way for ME to know what shows you watch if we are not doing it in real time.

#2 – GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA!!! (should have been #1) Now that you know you cannot stop it… you will only aggravate yourself by reading your timeline during the time your favorite show or sporting event is on. YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER! Even if we developed an etiquette on when shows can be discussed, it would never flow the same… so accept the fact that it is going to happen, enter your timeline at your own risk.

Now you always had those two options… but I have a new solution

Ready for #3??? Wait for it…wait for it…

#BOOM

#3 – Try SPOILER SHIELD… a new app that allows you to filter out the hashtags related to your favorite shows allowing you to stay on your timeline and preserve your TV watching experience. The app is free on both Android and IOS (and their are even similar filters in the Chrome store for your desktop / laptops).

Spoiler Shield App   Block Spoilers in Your Social Media Feed

 

Now that I have share this with you… expect my timeline to be full of real time conversation around my favorite shows… you now have options to make sure I do not ruin your weekend of binge watching shows.

 

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Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation for promoting Spoiler Shield, I was compelled to share this awesome product because it gives me and millions of other people back the power to engage socially how we want… without losing friendships, let’s face it none us want to be unfriended. 😉
We cool now David?
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3 Ways To Make Sure You Avoid Social Media Spoilers For Your Favorite TV Shows (#3 Is The Way To Go)