Are Google going to save you from spoilers?

9 April 2015

cinema If you live your life coupled to social media, then you'll know that someone, at some point, is going to spoil the ending of a new film or TV show for you. Even if you avert your gaze from your timeline, the information that Character X Gets Killed By His Mum!!! will filter into your brain (sorry to fans of hit sci-fi thriller, Character X, there).

Well, Google are looking at ways of correcting this with some fanciful patent which could put an end to the spoiler as we know it.

The patent shows a system that would keep track of your progress on the shows, films and books you're into and enable you to block posts about what Google thinks will contain spoilers by blurring out words and giving you a pop-up warning.

Quite how Google will implement this over social networks it doesn't own is another matter, but trivial things like that haven't bothered them in the past.

It might concern some freedom of speech sorts, but if it stops people crying themselves inside out because someone has spoiled a bit of Game of Thrones, it might well be worth it.


TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media   TV

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