Twitter celebrates return of ‘Game of Thrones’ with social media milestones

July 17, 2017 - 2:38 PM
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the Season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)

Even if you’re among the few people in the planet who is not yet familiar with “Game of Thrones,” it is unlikely that you may have missed any of the 13.8 million tweets about HBO’s hit fantasy series for this year so far.

Since the acclaimed epic fantasy series became a big hit among viewers and critics alike, fans of the show have been coming together every week on Twitter to talk about the crazy plot twists, the characters’ latest shocking actions, to share their own memes and gifs, and to live tweet with fellow fans.

To celebrate the much-awaited return of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, Twitter furnished InterAksyon with some of the social media milestones of the show’s past season.

In preparation for the long-awaited “winter,” Twitter has also visualized each “Game of Thrones” character as a snowflake, with their size and pattern determined by how much they were discussed on Twitter. A user just needs to click on each snowflake to see that character’s most talked about moment on Twitter.

For fans that aren’t able to watch the premiere live and are nervous about spoilers on Twitter — there is a solution! Twitter launched this new feature that allows users to mute words in their timelines.

The above tweet explains a step by step process on how to handle muting words in your timeline. Now, if anyone can’t make it home in time for their favorite show, they’ll be able to better avoid spoilers on the platform. Users can tune out spoilers and then re-connect with the conversation on Twitter once they’ve caught up with the latest episode.

In the Philippines, “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiered on Monday, July 17, 9AM same time as in the U.S. with a primetime same day encore at 9PM. The series is also streaming on HBO Go.