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Everyone is the media

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Protesters, many with a camera in hand, march in the streets of Toronto during an anti G20 demonstration on Sunday. (Adrien Veczan/Canadian Press)

By Jennifer Hollett, CBC News

jennifer-hollett-52.jpgAt one of the G20 protests over the weekend, I looked around and started counting. About one in three people had a camera of some sort, be it a cell phone, digital camera or video camera.

With the cost of cameras dropping, and Flickr and YouTube just a mouse click away, crowds are powering the media. Last night I filed a story for The National on a flip camera, to illustrate that point. Despite almost 70 new police security cameras in downtown Toronto for the G20, one could argue flip cameras have become the new security cameras.

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