Hold your horses. I’m not going to spoil the next MGS plot line or who dies next in Game of Thrones. But it’s hard these days not to be spoiled about anything. Who’s to blame? Well, the internet, social media, your friends and… yourself! The internet is a tool that spoils us. Literally. The endless ‘leaks’ of upcoming smartphones has ridiculed launch events to a point that some consider them redundant. We’ve also grown to accept it as a sort of ritual for each year’s E3 to have 'leaked' scripts of Nintendo games to be announced. All of these raise the question: do we have to accept being spoiled while we browse online? Is it an integral part of it? We use social media for various reasons. To connect with friends, keep in touch with news and… getting spoiled? Remember that massive spoiler from The Walking Dead’s official facebook page? I'm sure you must have had other similar personal experiences, be it via your friends' or other pages' feeds/tweets. Don't these actions question our reason to be hyped about anything? What about our friends? They might be spoiler-friendly and casually drop the twist of a game’s plot during a conversation. Do you have to explicitly tell them you are spoiler-friendly/unfriendly? In extreme cases, will it lead to us redefining our circle of friends? How to protect yourself from spoilers? Well, it’s actually your responsibility. You could tell your friends about it if you are having a conversation prone to involve spoilers. On social media, you could unfollow or stop receiving feeds from people and/or pages that post news you don’t want to hear beforehand. You could also get yourself up-to-date. Watch that episode, play that game, read that book... It would get many happy and keep conversations longer and more interesting. Spoilers can be more a choice or an unintentional mistake than a thing to be avoided at all cost. It’s the internet people. Protect yourselves!