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Obi Quiet! Houston PR Expands Pretweet Database to Filter Out Star Wars Spoilers

The hype surrounding the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been astronomical. Since long before the first official trailer landed, fans the world over have been speculating on what they expect to see in the latest installment of the beloved franchise. Now that the film has arrived in cinemas, speculation has given way to reviews and, as always, spoilers.

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To be honest, I still find it hard to believe how many inconsiderate individuals out there are willing to post major plot lines, details and full-on spoilers from anticipated film releases online the second they have seen it, regardless of anyone else who may be waiting to see it themselves. In fact, many of them don't even bother to wait until the end of the film! Thankfully, it does seem that I'm not the only one to be annoyed by this as Houston PR, the team behind Pretweet.co.uk, have now expanded the service's database to filter out any mention of the Star Wars universe.

For those who are unfamiliar with the service, Pretweet.co.uk is basically a database of the most overused, generic terms commonly found in social media posts around the globe, compiled with the intention of removing such phrases from your online vocabulary. Users simply copy their posts into the form before sending them out, filter out the nonsense, and post safely in the knowledge that you don't sound like any other TOWIE-idolising, incoherent teen.

In a statement concerning the addition of Star Wars content to the database, Hamish Thompson of Houston PR said: “I’m old enough to remember the first Star Wars movie.  Six months ahead of the premiere all we had to go on was a series of shots in the well-thumbed gatefold of the double album soundtrack in my local record shop.  Now there are tweets and posts within seconds of any film screening.  Pretweet.co.uk is essentially two bits of coconut tied together with string, but it should help a few fans to cleanse their tweets and avoid spoilers for others still queuing to see it.”

I must admit that I haven't had chance to try out the service for myself yet, so I can't comment on how well it works. The service's effectiveness will be reduced somewhat due to its reliance on users being conscientious enough to run their own posts through the service, so you should probably still expect a few spoilers. If you do notice any related material slipping through the cracks however, users are asked to email recommendations to pretweet@houstonpr.co.uk or tweet @HamishMThompson.

Now if only they can update it to remove Jar Jar Binks from my memory, I can go back to loving all of the Star Wars universe, except perhaps Hayden Christensen's whiny combination of Anakin Skywalker and Moaning Myrtle.



Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. Currently working as Editor of Social Songbird, he hopes to one day drop that 'aspiring' prefix. Follow him @SamAtSMF

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Obi Quiet! Houston PR Expands Pretweet Database to Filter Out Star Wars Spoilers Reviewed by Sam Bonson on Thursday, December 17, 2015 Rating: 5

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