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CNET News Video: Chasing the torch through S.F.

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CNET News Video: Chasing the torch through S.F.

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To protest the Beijing Olympic torch's visit to San Francisco Wednesday, people came with varying perspectives and varying gadgets to capture the moment. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on how technology is changing the way people demonstrate.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 [ Protests ] ^M00:00:06 >> To protest the Olympic Torch traveling through San Francisco, the thousands of demonstrators came prepared with different agendas. ^M00:00:14 [ Protests ] ^M00:00:15 >> And different tactic to capture the moment. >> I can just click it right-on to my computer and then I can go back later and it's just already there, and no importing, none of this, none of this like having to connect things up. You just -- it just like already right on there. >> I live right here on the corner, so this is a great advantage to take this video and send it out to friends. >> Why are you shooting video? >> Oh, because I gonna put it on YouTube. >> Besides the amateur photographers, the main stream media and protesters stream their video online in real time for those people who prefer watching from afar. >> Technology has really done a lot for, you know, for us as an organization, but in general for the Tibet Movement also. >> It's had a huge influence on the way we've done actions, it's increased communication, it's increased the way we put out our message. We have blogs, we have the Internet sending out news as it happens. >> Coordinating a protest of this size is no small feat. It would be virtually impossible without blog post, emails, Twitters and text messages especially when the torch's route kept changing. Gather at Ferry building at eleven thirty for march. Heading south on the Embarcadero from Ferry building. That's this direction. Let's go. We're clearly in the thick of it. Although, I still I've no idea who's really sending out these messages. As protests get more and more high tech, sometimes even technology can't prevent other chaos and confusion. I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET News.com. ^M00:01:36 [ Music ]

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