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If I know a show or movie is something I'll check out regardless, I avoid trailers, teases, cast featurettes, reviews, etc., partly trying to have as little as possible spoiled. If it's something I'm on the fence about or I simply have no clue what it is, I'll watch a trailer to see if it's up my alley. Sometimes I can't avoid trailers, like TV ads during major sporting events. (For example, during Sunday's NFL games, I caught a Witcher trailer. No biggie, but I don't go out of my way.)
But mostly, when it comes to TV and stuff on the streamers, I make decisions based on what I read in these forums. I'm sure others have their own favorite ways (e.g., social media platforms, review sites, etc.) of learning about new content and making decisions about how to spend their time/money.
If anything, social media and online discussion forums have helped fuel the current "golden age" of so much good content. A lot of it simply wouldn't have been made without much less-expensive (than TV ads) internet ads, free word-of-mouth, and more accessible and affordable distribution methods. Sure, there's a lot of crap too. But there's always been crap. Bottom line, the entertainment industry certainly isn't hurting because of mobile devices and social media.