Google Patent Hints at Spoiler Warnings for Social Media

For those who shouldn’t have as quite a bit time as your people do to watch the current new current or study the most recent biggest-vendor, it’s virtually unattainable to stay away from spoilers as these buddies publish their shocked reactions on Twitter or speak about a twist on Fb. Google has been granted a patent for hiding that content material materials mechanically in case you have not reached that particular episode or chapter. What if in its place of "OMG King Kong dies on the end?!" you observed "This message may embrace spoilers for ‘King Kong’ — do it’s essential to study it?"

Google Patent Hints at Spoiler Warnings for Social MediaGoogle / USPTO
An illustration from Google’s patent reveals how a TV current watching group may even see a spoiler warning.

Sounds good, nevertheless actually to make sure that it to work, Google or some app would want to know exactly the place you and your people are in every current and e-book available on the market — and in addition you wouldn’t be alone in contemplating that may be a bit creepy. E-readers identical to the Kindle save your progress to sync with totally different models, and Netflix is conscious of the place you are in "House of Enjoying playing cards," actually. Nevertheless to cross all that alongside to Google and all of your mates on-line could also be a step too far for some.

Each technique, it is not even close to being a actuality merely however — solely a patent and a twinkle in Google’s eye — nevertheless maintain tuned all of the equivalent.

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed April eight 2015, 2:forty 4 PM