It is a truth universally acknowledged that social media — especially Twitter — is going to ruin the latest big television show episode or movie or sports score if you get on it without watching first. But what if you’re a Breaking Bad fan who won’t be able to watch next week’s finale in real time? Then you’re in luck; Netflix has your back.
Similar in a lot of ways to the Twivo software that coder Jennie Lamere introduced back in May, Spoiler Foiler searches through your Twitter feed for any and all mentions of anything related to Breaking Bad, even the actors’ names, and creates a new Twitter dashboard for you to browse. If you’re feeling curious, you can click on the redacted text to
Seriously, it will lift anything that might be in the slightest way a spoiler. Anything.
Even mentions of the Spoiler Foiler itself get scrubbed from your dashboard. Yikes.
It’s a smart move on Netflix’s part — they want you to binge-watch the show on their website, so of course they also want you to wait to watch it without worrying about whether or not the whole plot will be ruined for you. But our money’s still on Twivo as the better option once Breaking Bad is over, of course.
- What exactly constitutes a spoiler, anyway?
- Whatever they are, Twivo will save us all from them
- Sometimes spoilers get spoiled by the spoilers themselves