October 22, 2013

Spoiler blockers

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Still don’t know what happened to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad? Don’t let Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the world ruin it. Netflix, one of the prime avenues for catching up, offers Spoiler Foiler, which blacks out Tweets with “danger words” related to the show. More ambitiously, the new Spoiler Shield iOS app is working to keep pop culture surprises safe by offering “shields” for more than 30 TV shows, as well as baseball and football games (this video explains it further). “Spoiler alert protection has become a cultural necessity,” declares a press release. Meanwhile, a high school student developed Twivo, a Google Chrome extension that lets users block keywords from Twitter. —Aaron Baar

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