On the internet you can find plenty of Game of Thrones spoilers. While this may irritate some people, for others, it is loads of fun discussing the spoilers and the theories that arise in relation to them. But what if you could now send those spoilers to people you don’t like?
SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
Remember when the Freys slaughtered the Starks in the red wedding episode of Game of Thrones? Or how about that time the Tyrells poisoned Joffrey on his wedding day? How about the outcome of the Battle of the Bastards episode and the way in which Sansa (Sophie Turner) got her revenge on her sadistic husband, Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon)? Or that time when Hodor (Kristian Nairn) didn’t hold the door? While most Game of Thrones fans have seen up to the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, there are still some who haven’t seen some episodes. And, if one of those people happens to be your worst enemy and you have their mobile number, you can now spoil them before they have had a chance to view all the episodes.
Spoiled.io now offers a service for a fee that will text spoilers from Game of Thrones once each episode airs. According to the Spoiled.io website, for only 99 cents you can ruin an episode of Game of Thrones for those people in your life that have done you wrong.
“For just $0.99 USD, Spoiled will anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs. Afterwards, sit back, relax, and follow Spoiled on Twitter to see how your friends react.”
So, if you have a frenemy who you think is worthy of this app or a straight-out enemy and you know their phone number, now is the time to exact revenge on them!
But this is not the first time Game of Thrones has been the subject of revenge-induced spoilers. Earlier this year Esquire reported on a woman who spoiled each episode of Game of Thrones by sending texts to her ex-boyfriend after she discovered he had cheated on her. The boyfriend took to Reddit to voice his displeasure over his ex ruining his favorite show each week. Redditors responded on the side of his ex-girlfriend. Considering the response was not the one the man expected, he deleted his initial post.
And for many people, being spoiled on their favorite TV shows is one of the most agitating issues. Many people take to social media to bemoan the fact they unintentionally read spoilers before they had a chance to watch their favorite shows. As a general rule of thumb, it is courtesy on Facebook to refrain from mentioning straight out spoilers for shows such as Game of Thrones, or to place “SPOILERS” along with the TV show title at the top of the post and then tab down (placing a full stop on each line to maintain the space) enough times so that when the status is posted, only the spoiler alert line is seen (see example below). This gives people the opportunity to scroll past the post without learning anything that might spoil their viewing. However, on Twitter, anything goes. If you log into Twitter and expect people to refrain from posting TV show spoilers, think again. Twitter, by its design, is more of a “real time” form of social media.
Would you ever use this app to spoil an episode of Game of Thrones? Let us know by commenting below!
“Season Finale. Cersei faces her trial.”
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