Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm Still Not Telling

New study shows that knowing spoilers doesn't ruin a story: "Many people live in fear of being 'spoiled' for a story by finding out the ending. But a new study by psychologists shows that people wound up liking stories better if they'd been told spoilers in advance."

Hat tip to George Kelley.

6 comments:

  1. You know, I've always said that I prefer knowing in advance how a book or movie ends, and no one ever believes me?

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  2. Hollywood has known this for years and years - look at any movie trailer

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  3. Obviously, I was not part of that survey.

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  4. In some cases, perhaps, but a book with a surprise ending, or any suspense, no. I question the accuracy of this "study" and disagree.

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  5. By the way, Bill, what's with the 8, 9, 10 letter word verifications? Sheesh!

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  6. Blogger's testing your typing skills.

    The people doing this survey didn't talk to Marv, for sure.

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