Video sites benefit from writers’ strike

11 01 2008

As reported by the BBC, the American writers’ strike has resulted in an increase in the number of Americans using video sites.  The net management firm Nielsen Online claims that some video sites have doubled their audience since the strike began.

The number of YouTube viewers increased by 18% two months after the strike began, whilst newer sites like Crackle have experienced unprecedented audience growth – there are now twice as many Crackle viewers as there were in October.

The Pew Internet Project notes that there has also been a gradual increase in the viewing of online videos over the past year.  On a typical day 2007, 15% of US Internet users watched a video online.

 I guess that’s one way to keep yourself entertained in the absence of Heroes.

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