Friday, April 29, 2011

Y is for Y (the Generation!)

I've never actually known what that Generation X, Generation Y thing was all about, so I decided to look it up (and I needed an excuse to use the image below!).

Generation Y: (aka Millennial Generation, Generation Next, Net Generation) is the generation that follows Generation X (if you know your alphabet this might seem kind of, um, obvious!). Members were born from roughly the mid 1970s to the early 2000s. This generation is generally marked by increased use and familiarity with communication, media and digital technologies.



Generation X: those born in the 1960s and 70s, after the Western post-World War II baby boom. Um...

Can anyone tell me exactly what defined Generation X? Wikipedia's confusing me a little!


(Info summarised from Wikipedia, which I always tell my students at school not to use as a reference!)


14 comments:

Summer Ross said...

lol- I was going to say as a student I can't use wiki.

I have no better explanation though.

Ellie said...

I'm a Y baby! Yay!

Ellie Garratt

D. U. Okonkwo said...

LOL - what a funny picture - you're hilarious!

Susan Oloier said...

Generation X. Yes, that would be me. It has always been my belief that we were an in-between generation without identities, often ignored and misunderstood. But maybe I'm wrong.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Awesome image...LOVE IT! I don't know much about the X generation, but I will say I don't like labels. Great post!

iZombie said...

that is awesome, i am a y chromo or what was i thinking generation.
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J.L. Campbell said...

Someone did a post on Generation X yesterday. I don't think there was anything remarkable about that generation, other than that those born in that time were destined to be lame people who couldn't stand on their own as independent individuals. You kinda wonder how a whole generation can be lumped together and labelled in such a random and unscientific manner. Learned something here today. :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

I'm an X-er. Maybe we're simple non-descript.
Funny cartoon.

Grandpa said...

I'm from Generation 'W' then.

There's also Theory X and Theory Y, if you are into Management theories.

Amusing post with equally amusing image, this.

Grandpa
Life on The Farm

Madeleine said...

Love the image for generation Y. I can't understand why anyone would want to wear their pants half off their backsides.
When I see the bulbous boot of the new style VW Beetle I think of those poor unfortunate adolescents with their pants hanging down like soggy diapers/nappies as they walk LOL! :O)

TRR said...

I'm on the cusp of Generation Y. I was born in 1977. I always considered myself more aligned with Generation X - but who knows. I can't stand the sagging pants. How can you show off your assets that way?

www.TheRegalRenegade.com

Cally Jackson said...

I'm Gen Y and while some of the traits match mine ( familiarity with technology, bit of a job jumper) others don't. I thought the cut off was 1980 but many sources conflict on this. I actually wrote an article about Gen Y in the workplace about four years ago. :-)

Julie Hedlund said...

Sure! Here's what defined Generation X: Shrinky Dinks, Pet Rocks, Bell Bottoms, Shag carpet and avocado appliances. ;-)

Rachel Morgan said...

Haha! Thanks, Julie, perfect explanation!