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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Generation Y Social Misfits? Reply with quote

They call them Millienials.. they are Generation Y -- Anyone born after 1980 is from Generation Y.

Are they social Mitfits? Many Generation X people think so.

I'm from Generation X a person born out the 1960's generation. So does the stereotype fit for a Generation Y person? Always insant messinging, rather be online then be face to face with someone. Always have earbuds and an Ipod on them. On the weekends they are playing their Playstations and Ninteno Wii's and XBox 360's rather then partying out with friends.

Does this fit a social sterotype?

I don't normally judge anyone for anything but sometimes I do look at people of Generation Y as lazy, and anti-social but actually it's because they grew up with computers already there, invented and instant messenging, and digital media and CD players. None of that was around when I was a teen.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not being negative about it. I was once just like them, kept to myself, learned everything from online. I had more people I met from online conversations then from meeting face to face. So I can relate totally. I'm kind of the exception to Generation X.

Call me the Generation X person with a Generation Y mind-set. I'm unique and I like it that way.

The CD was invented in 1983 I was in the 7th grade when the MP3's were invented. It makes me sound rather old, but to someone from Generation Y, it's just their normal lifestyle.

I suppose to a generation W (someone born before 1940), I was kind of lucky to get in on the digital revolution at it's early stages. It made me strive for learning everything there is to know about computer programming and graphics emergence. In 1990, it happened. The PC computer game arrived. Anyways take a look at this report from the CBS evening news. Then comment on it below.

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Why, Oh Why, Gen Y?
BY DANIEL SIEBERG

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 / 1:20 PM / CBS NEWS


First, full disclosure: I fall smack in the middle of Gen X. You can do the math (that was never my strong suit). So while I'm not that far removed from Gen Y, as I pointed out yesterday I'm more of a "digital immigrant" (or "digital nomad") than a "digital native." There are many terms for this generation -- Gen Y, millenials, digital natives -- but the point is that someone born after 1980 likely grew up with a mouse in their hand. Using a computer came naturally, and the transition from school to the workplace didn't involve learning new ways to search for information (Dewey Decimel System vs. Web browsing) or adopting different methods of communicating (faxes vs. instant messaging). Bottomline: exactly what has this lifelong immersion in technology done to Gen Y's social skills? Admittedly, it's a broad question, but we try to answer it (at least in part) tonight on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Maybe the toughest part about doing a story on Gen Y (or any other generation) is cutting through the stereotypes. I can remember being labeled a "slacker," for example. When we interviewed older folks (and some younger ones) for this story we came across terms like, "sense of entitlement," "distracted," and "too plugged in." Whereas when we talked to Gen Y folks they described themselves as "motivated" or "driven" or "wired." Perception or reality? Probably a mix of both. As with every generation there is a gap.


In this case, researchers are actually looking at how a Gen Y brain appears to be functioning differently than someone else's. Neural pathways for facial recognition aren't being used as much while surfing the Web triggers other responses, according to Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA. We also talked to accounting giant Ernst & Young about a program they're adopting to integrate Gen Y needs (like listening to an iPod in the workplace) and find ways to educate all generations about each other. It even falls under E&Y's diversity program. Go figure.
There's no one defition for anyone but we're hoping to at least illuminate the way technology has not only changed Gen Y's lives but also perhaps their brains and social interaction. Did doing this story make me feel a little older? Let's just say that figuring out my first computer (a Commodore Vic 20) seems like a long time ago now. Yikes.

SOURCE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-oh-why-gen-y/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll admit i very rarely give a shit to include myself into social situations. I use to like to search the internet for new people. Now I know pretty much everyone is the same. its pretty boring I just don't really give a fuck. I would rather just do my work, get it done, and read a book or work on my bus. Maybe i'm a bit of a loaner, but I see that other people in the generations right after mine are following the same pattern. Maybe I'm just a few years ahead of my time.
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