It's ironic how the Writer's Guild is using the Internet to spread word about their protest of ... the Internet.
No, the argument really isn't against the Internet itself, but their efforts to gain support from Web video users requires them to use Web video. Much like Facebook News Feed protesters turned to Facebook to protest, these writers are using the very medium that's screwing them over.
Don't get me wrong - as a writer at heart, I support the WGA. Web video is no longer in its early adoption stage and the business models must shift to reflect this.
From my accounts a good number of high school and college students are aware of the strike but only a handful know the real details of the situation. To most it's, "Oh yeah, I heard the writers want more money or something." Not very many people have a firm grip of how royalties are paid, and that could be a fault if the WGA is looking to gather support from this youthful audience.
After all, we still have YouTube to watch.
The WGA might want to consider tactical moves to get its take on the situation in front of the users loading down these Internet video gateways. Use social networking to make young minds aware of the real argument, so we don't think it's just about money."
YouTube is a good start, but so much more can be done.