Olympics Begone! Browser Extension Blocks Some Spoilers

One of the downsides of the first social Olympic Games: it’s difficult for Olympic fans to shield themselves from Games-related spoilers online.

Greg Leuch, a developer The Free Art and Technology Lab has tried to remedy this problem with the creation of Olwimpics, an Olympics spoiler blocker.

The browser can’t block coverage entirely; indeed, in our tests, quite a few spoilers slipped through. But it does recognize keywords associated with the Games and places a different Olympic color over each one whenever they appear.

Keywords barred include Olympics, ceremony, medal(s), bronze, silver, gold, sports, meters (and other mentions of distance), as well as all sporting event na…
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