Of course, with great power comes great responsibility and not all contributors respect that power.
I am talking to you spoilers. Do you know what you’ve done? Probably not. Nonetheless you go on carelessly posting plot-revealing posts, and thus ruining the thrill for the rest of us.
Here’s a hint: any post that involves the phrase: OMG I can’t believe that…probably shouldn’t be posted…and not just because of it’s highly unoriginal word choice.
Some (see article below) are calling for Twitter to add a feature that allows Tweeters to hide posts that may spoil certain Olympic Opening Ceremonies for some people (2WC).
A good idea in theory, but let’s face it most of the people posting spoilers aren’t going to think to designate their series ending cliffhanger spoilers appropriately, but perhaps it’s worth a try.
Personally, I’ll continue avoiding all contact with media until I see my television program of choice through to the end…because that’s possible.
“A Plea to Twitter: Let Us Hide Our Spoilers”: TIME