Friday 20 October 2017

Here's how to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers on Twitter on Monday (without abandoning the app)

A still from the worldwide HBO hit ‘Game of Thrones’, which films in Northern Ireland
A still from the worldwide HBO hit ‘Game of Thrones’, which films in Northern Ireland
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

There is nothing worse than saving your favourite TV show to watch in your spare time only to have it ruined by spoilers on social media.

This is a particular issue with Game of Thrones.  The season seven premiere airs in the US on Sunday night, July 16, and because it's simulcast in the UK and Ireland it airs on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday morning.

It's then repeated at 9pm on Monday night. 

So, if you're hoping to avoid #winterishere spoilers, Twitter have taken steps to help with a feature that allows you to mute words, phrases, hashtags and more for a specific time period in your timeline and notifications.

You'll find detailed instructions on how to do so HERE

Given there were 13.8 million tweets about Game of Thrones in 2017 it's safe to say your timeline will be jammers with comments, memes, gifs etc on Sunday and beyond.

The last season was the most tweeted about season ever, according to Twitter, and these are the most tweeted about episodes of all time:

1.    The Winds of Winter (Jun 26, 2016)

2.    The Red Woman (Apr 24, 2016)

3.    Battle of the Bastards (Jun 19, 2016)

4.    Mother's Mercy (Jun 14, 2015)

5.    Home (May 01, 2016)

Unsurprisingly the most tweeted about character was Jon Snow followed by Daenerys, Sansa, Arya, and Hodor.

The most tweeted hashtags from season 6 (very useful if you plan on using the mute feature!) were:

1.    #GameofThrones

2.    #GoT

3.    #GoTSeason6

4.    #DemThrones

5.    #JonSnow

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