Brits avoiding social media for GoT spoilers
April 16, 2019
Forty-one per cent of Britons have admitted to avoiding using social media during the course of Monday April 15th in order to evade Game of Thrones spoilers and one in 20 have deactivated their accounts completely.
The team behind www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk conducted the short survey to find out the lengths Britons will go to in order to avoid spoilers. 762 Britons over the age of 18 were quizzed in a snap poll.
Respondents were asked if they had watched the first Game of Thrones episode live at 2am, to which 10 per cent stated they had.
When it came to avoiding spoilers it was found that two out of five (41 per cent) Britons revealed they had avoided checking their social media completely today and 5 per cent admitted to deactivating their social media channels to completely eradicate the possibility of seeing spoilers online. The most popular ways of avoiding spoiler were found to be:
- Avoiding checking social media completely – 41 per cent
- Avoiding the news – 35 per cent
- Using browser plugins – 12 per cent
- Taking days off work – 8 per cent
- Deactivating social media channels – 5 per cent
“It is amazing to see the lengths people will go to so that they don’t see any spoilers,” remarked George Charles, spokesperson from www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk. “People are so unlikely to watch it when it goes ‘live’ because of the time it premieres in the UK, so spoilers could be inevitable. Avoiding any form of social media is a great way to stay away from spoilers, there are plenty of plug-ins you can download to avoid and people can block key-words on social media channels that may relate to the show. It is without a doubt one of the most anticipated TV shows of this generation and I know there will be many people at work right now rushing to get home as soon as possible.”