More and more news being released that shows a correlation between the ongoing writers guild strike and an increase in online video viewership.
Magnify.net reports today that they are experiencing a huge surge in traffic that they attribute to the ongoing strike in that it has forced consumers to turn to other media for entertainment.
Magnify shows that weekly visits are up 70% since the strike began officially on November 5, 2007. Weekly page views in the same period are up 39.82%.
"While the strike is important to the future of Hollywood and its convergence with Web-based entertainment, consumers are also starting to realize the value of content creation and distribution as well," said Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum. "Magnify.net puts the power in people's hands to create, discover, and share themed content all on one personalized online channel to create a dedicated community. Traffic during the strike is way up, not just for us, but all forms of online content."