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Subject: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 8:02 pm

Today - April 4th, 2017, BuzzFeed uploaded a video defining the generations.

IfYjGxI6AJ8

The most interesting thing is that BuzzFeed defines Generation Y (aka Millennials) as being born from 1981-1997 and Generation Z as being born from 1998-2010.

My opinion
1. Being born in 1999, I am very frustrated with being grouped with people born in 2002 and later.
2. By grouping me with those born from 2002-2010, they include me as growing up with smartphones, social media, etc... >:(
3. 1997 is an unusual and weird end to Gen Y.
4. 1998 is an unusual and weird start to Gen Z.
5. This video leaves even more people confused on the whole generation issue (as I've seen in the comments).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/04/17 at 8:10 pm


Today - April 4th, 2017, BuzzFeed uploaded a video defining the generations.

IfYjGxI6AJ8

The most interesting thing is that BuzzFeed defines Generation Y (aka Millennials) as being born from 1981-1997 and Generation Z as being born from 1998-2010.

My opinion
1. Being born in 1999, I am very frustrated with being grouped with people born in 2002 and later.
2. By grouping me with those born from 2002-2010, they include me as growing up with smartphones, social media, etc... >:(
3. 1997 is an unusual and weird end to Gen Y.
4. 1998 is an unusual and weird start to Gen Z.
5. This video leaves even more people confused on the whole generation issue (as I've seen in the comments).


Haven't watched the video yet, so this is going off what you said.


As a fellow 99er, I'd say we kind of did grow up with smartphones, social media, etc. I personally didn't own one until 2012 when I was 13, but my family and friends owned stuff like that so I was exposed to it. I also don't have any social media accounts, but I've been surrounded by people who do.

I remember my cousin coming over around 2006, he was always on MySpace, my mom used Facebook a lot in the late 2000's on the living room computer while I'd play Xbox. I'd say we're Y/Z cusp, but if you had to give a starting year for Gen Z, I don't think 1998 is a bad choice, personally.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 8:21 pm


Haven't watched the video yet, so this is going off what you said.


As a fellow 99er, I'd say we kind of did grow up with smartphones, social media, etc. I personally didn't own one until 2012 when I was 13, but my family and friends owned stuff like that so I was exposed to it. I also don't have any social media accounts, but I've been surrounded by people who do.

I remember my cousin coming over around 2006, he was always on MySpace, my mom used Facebook a lot in the late 2000's on the living room computer while I'd play Xbox. I'd say we're Y/Z cusp, but if you had to give a starting year for Gen Z, I don't think 1998 is a bad choice, personally.

1. We didn't grow up with smartphones. Getting a smartphone at the age of 12-14 (2011-2013) or even later when your core childhood (ages 5-10) was long over is not the same as a kid born in 2008 having a smartphone in his or her hand everyday at the age of 4 (in 2012)
2. We grew up with flip phones like the Motorola Razr, the T-Mobile Sidekick and BlackBerry's.
3. The modern social media didn't exist until the very late 2000s and we were almost out of our core childhoods by then.
4. 1998 is a horrible choice to start Gen Z. So you're saying that a person born in 1997 had A COMPLETELY different childhood from those born in 1998-2000....WHAT?  ???
5. Those born from '95-'00 are Gen Y/Gen Z cusps, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generation

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/04/17 at 8:29 pm


1. We didn't grow up with smartphones. Getting a smartphone at the age of 12-14 (2011-2013) or even later when your core childhood (ages 5-10) were long over is not the same as a kid born in 2008 having a smartphone in his or her had everyday at the age of 4 (in 2012)
2. We grew up with flip phones like the Motorola Razr, the T-Mobile Sidekick and BlackBerry's.
3. The modern social media didn't exist until the very late 2000s and we were almost out of our core childhoods by then.
4. 1998 is a horrible choice to start Gen Z. So you're saying that a person born in 1997 had A COMPLETELY different childhood from those born in 1998-2000....WHAT?  ???
5. Those born from '95-'00 are Gen Y/Gen Z cusps, in my opinion.


1. My family had smartphones when I was 8, they let me use them sometime, I may not have owned one, but I grew up around them if you get me. It didn't have to exist in our early childhood for us to not grow up with it.

2. Yeah, we did, but smartphones as well, it was just later in our childhood.

3. Social media still existed though, whereas it didn't for most of Gen Y (excluding people born in 97, etc.)

4. I'm not saying that at all, I'm saying that if you had to have a start to it without a cusp, 1998 isn't a bad choice, 95-00 is definitely Y/Z cusp, I think we agree on that.

5. Agreed.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/04/17 at 8:34 pm

Buzzfeed is going by the Goldman Sachs definition of Millennials and Gen Z.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8mZx4o32vs

I hate Buzzfeed but, there's no concrete definition of the generations. There's like 4000000 floating around. So all definitions of generations are technically "valid" tbh famalamadingdong.

And plus, Google did a study on "What Gen Z thinks is cool" recently and they used mid-90s to early 2000s as their definition, which contradicts Buzzfeed's definition (1998 certainly isn't mid 90s). The big media corporations come up with their own respective dates for generations; it's not like they have a meeting where they agree that they'll all follow the same dates from then on.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generation

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 8:41 pm


1. My family had smartphones when I was 8, they let me use them sometime, I may not have owned one, but I grew up around them if you get me. It didn't have to exist in our early childhood for us to not grow up with it.

2. Yeah, we did, but smartphones as well, it was just later in our childhood.

3. Social media still existed though, whereas it didn't for most of Gen Y (excluding people born in 97, etc.)

4. I'm not saying that at all, I'm saying that if you had to have a start to it without a cusp, 1998 isn't a bad choice, 95-00 is definitely Y/Z cusp, I think we agree on that.

5. Agreed.

1. Growing up means having something when you're really young (under the age of 10). For most people born 1998-2000, we didn't have smartphones until 2010/2011-present. You are what we call....an outlier  :P.
2. Most of us didn't even use the social media sites of back then like Myspace and anyways the social media of back then is mostly different to the social media of now. Also, literally everywhere you go today...social media is there. Growing up in the 2000s...that wasn't the case.
3. If you're going to say that we grew up with it because of our late childhood then why are those born in 1993-1997 considered Millennials? Late childhood is your tween years (maybe, even teen years).


Buzzfeed is going by the Goldman Sachs definition of Millennials and Gen Z.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8mZx4o32vs

I hate Buzzfeed but, there's no concrete definition of the generations. There's like 4000000 floating around. So all definitions of generations are technically "valid" tbh famalamadingdong.

That maybe true but I'm more upset that organizations like Goldman Sachs and BuzzFeed seem to think that those born 1995-2000 grew up with the modern tech of today when for the overwhelming majority of us that was not the case. At best, we're a mix of Gen Y and Gen Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: musicguy93 on 04/04/17 at 8:53 pm

Buzzfeed is not a reliable source of information. The company is run by a bunch of airheads.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generation

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/04/17 at 8:56 pm


1. Growing up means having something when you're really young (under the age of 10). For most people born 1998-2000, we didn't have smartphones until 2010/2011-present. You are what we call....an outlier  :P.
2. Most of us didn't even use the social media sites of back then like Myspace and anyways the social media of back then is mostly different to the social media of now. Also, literally everywhere you go today...social media is there. Growing up in the 2000s...that wasn't the case.
3. If you're going to say that we grew up with it because of our late childhood then why are those born in 1993-1997 considered Millennials? Late childhood is your tween and teen years.

That maybe true but I'm more upset that organizations like Goldman Sachs and BuzzFeed seem to think that those born 1995-2000 grew up with the modern tech of today when for the overwhelming majority of us that was not the case. At best, we're a mix of Gen Y and Gen Z.


1. Using your definition of growing up, I didn't grow up with smartphones then, got my first one in 2012.

2. I've only used social media once in 2011 (Instagram), and I think it's going to be different for everyone. Social media is different, but I thought we were just saying social media in general? Everyone has their own unique experience, social media was around me a lot as a child, I just never used it.

3. I'm not saying early childhood doesn't matter, I'm just saying late childhood matters too, and I considered late childhood age 9-12, but everyone has different definitions for things.

4. Yup! :)

I think overall, we're on the same page, we just have different definitions and perceptions of things. :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 9:02 pm


Buzzfeed is not a reliable source of information. The company is run by a bunch of airheads.

I guess that's true  ;D.


1. Using your definition of growing up, I didn't grow up with smartphones then, got my first one in 2012.

2. I've only used social media once in 2011 (Instagram), and I think it's going to be different for everyone. Social media is different, but I thought we were just saying social media in general? Everyone has their own unique experience, social media was around me a lot as a child, I just never used it.

3. I'm not saying early childhood doesn't matter, I'm just saying late childhood matters too, and I considered late childhood age 9-12, but everyone has different definitions for things.

4. Yup! :)

I think overall, we're on the same page, we just have different definitions and perceptions of things. :)

We are on the same page but you're mixing up core childhood with late childhood. You can't grow up with something that became popular after you exited elementary school. However, this is redundant...I'm just tired of being grouped with people the kids of today.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/04/17 at 9:05 pm

I don't understand why you guys want to be Millennials, Millennials suck ass.

Gen Z has the best dank memes and is at least self-aware, unlike my bunch of cross dressing, binge drinking, work shy, lazy, illogical moron Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 9:08 pm


I don't understand why you guys want to be Millennials, Millennials suck ass.

Gen Z has the best dank memes and is at least self-aware, unlike my bunch of cross dressing, binge drinking, work shy, lazy, illogical moron Millennials.

I know you're joking but......
https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-bc5fa6.png

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/04/17 at 9:09 pm

You were born in 99, that's not too different from 2000 babies.

Stop posting Tumblr garbage memes! ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/04/17 at 9:11 pm


I guess that's true  ;D.
We are on the same page but you're mixing up core childhood with late childhood. You can't grow up with something that became popular after you exited elementary school. However, this is redundant...I'm just tired of being grouped with people the kids of today.


That's understandable, generations as a whole are too large in my opinion. I just don't feel like I'm a millennial personally, I'd say I lean Z, but have Y as well.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 9:13 pm


You were born in 99, that's not too different from 2000 babies.

Stop posting Tumblr garbage memes! ;D

https://shinashiz.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/90s-kids.png

Stay mad.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 9:14 pm


That's understandable, generations as a whole are too large in my opinion. I just don't feel like I'm a millennial personally, I'd say I lean Z, but have Y as well.

That's why we agree that we're a mix of Y & Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/04/17 at 9:30 pm

Zelek was born in 1995. Not even he remembers the 90's. ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 9:33 pm


Zelek was born in 1995. Not even he remembers the 90's. ::)

IKR. If you was born in the '90s and can't remember the '90s....you suck (including me)  ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/04/17 at 9:38 pm


IKR. If you was born in the '90s and can't remember the '90s....you suck (including me)  ;).


Exactly! ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/04/17 at 10:18 pm


Zelek was born in 1995. Not even he remembers the 90's. ::)

Buzzfeed told me the 90s ended in 2004, so actually I do remember the 90s. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 10:25 pm


Buzzfeed told me the 90s ended in 2004, so actually I do remember the 90s. ;D

But do you remember how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop?  8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: BornIn86 on 04/04/17 at 10:26 pm


I know you're joking but......


;D

As a quintessential millennial, being born in 86 and all, I'm pretty determined to go easy on gen z. I wouldn't wish the hate Y has gotten over the years on you guys.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 10:33 pm


;D

As a quintessential millennial, being born in 86 and all, I'm pretty determined to go easy on gen z. I wouldn't wish the hate Y has gotten over the years on you guys.

I consider myself a Gen Y/Gen Z cusp. I notice many people hating on kids of today but I'm don't feel like that's necessary. What if I was born in 2009 instead of 1999? or What if you was born in 2006 instead of 1986? Would you want people to hate you because "you grew up with smartphones"? Obviously.......NO.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/04/17 at 10:56 pm

I agree with the general premise with most of their characteristics. I do agree that the dates they use are a bit controversial though. I generally accept 1995-2000/1 being the Y/Z Cusp. Those born 2002 onwards being purely Z, 1994 & before being purely Y.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 11:00 pm


I agree with the general premise with most of their characteristics. I do agree that the dates they use are a bit controversial though. I generally accept 1995-2000/1 being the Y/Z Cusp. Those born 2002 onwards being purely Z, 1994 & before being purely Y.

Yeah, I have no problem with the definitions and characteristics with the Generations before Gen Y. Gen Y and Gen Z is where my disagreement occurs because Gen Z is way too short and they characterize me with growing up with smartphones, social media, tablets, etc. Also, like you said I feel those born 1995-2000 are a mix of Gen Y & Gen Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/04/17 at 11:01 pm

Speaking about generations I remember Buzzfeed doing this ad campaign 3 years ago

MybFlN0Vn3s

Ironically this is the video that sparked my interest in generations. I remember seeing this for the first time when I was 18 and seeing how Gen Y was defined as b. early 1980's - mid 1990's, and thinking 'damn, that's pretty accurate'. Looking back though, while I still relate to a lot of the stuff on the Y side, its clearly from a pure childhood perspective. Most core Millennials born in the Late 80's/Early 90's would relate to a lot of this pertaining to both their childhoods and their youth's period (tweens, teens, etc.) which is pretty crucial.


Anyways, from a childhood perspective for those born in 1995 & after, I'd say if you relate to most of the Y side of things, you're childhood was more Y influenced. On the contrary if you don't relate to much of this at all I'd say your childhood would lean on the Z side of things.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/04/17 at 11:14 pm


Speaking about generations I remember Buzzfeed doing this ad campaign 3 years ago

MybFlN0Vn3s

Ironically this is the video that sparked my interest in generations. I remember seeing this for the first time when I was 18 and seeing how Gen Y was defined as b. early 1980's - mid 1990's, and thinking 'damn, that's pretty accurate'. Looking back though, while I still relate to a lot of the stuff on the Y side, its clearly from a pure childhood perspective. Most core Millennials born in the Late 80's/Early 90's would relate to a lot of this pertaining to both their childhoods and their youth's period (tweens, teens, etc.) which is pretty crucial.


Anyways, from a childhood perspective for those born in 1995 & after, I'd say if you relate to most of the Y side of things, you're childhood was more Y influenced. On the contrary if you don't relate to much of this at all I'd say your childhood would lean on the Z side of things.

I watched the video and didn't relate to Generation X at all. However, when it came to Generation Y...I would say that I could relate to 65-70% of it.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/04/17 at 11:22 pm


That's understandable, generations as a whole are too large in my opinion. I just don't feel like I'm a millennial personally, I'd say I lean Z, but have Y as well.


I don't think your generation has to dictate what personality you have. I don't have a Millennial personality either.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/04/17 at 11:50 pm


Today - April 4th, 2017, BuzzFeed uploaded a video defining the generations.

IfYjGxI6AJ8

The most interesting thing is that BuzzFeed defines Generation Y (aka Millennials) as being born from 1981-1997 and Generation Z as being born from 1998-2010.

My opinion
1. Being born in 1999, I am very frustrated with being grouped with people born in 2002 and later.
2. By grouping me with those born from 2002-2010, they include me as growing up with smartphones, social media, etc... >:(
3. 1997 is an unusual and weird end to Gen Y.
4. 1998 is an unusual and weird start to Gen Z.
5. This video leaves even more people confused on the whole generation issue (as I've seen in the comments).

Generation Z are born after the year 2000, that is usually what is the standard definition (1982 - 2000), so yeah you are technically Generation Y/millennial.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:29 am


Today - April 4th, 2017, BuzzFeed uploaded a video defining the generations.

IfYjGxI6AJ8

The most interesting thing is that BuzzFeed defines Generation Y (aka Millennials) as being born from 1981-1997 and Generation Z as being born from 1998-2010.

My opinion
1. Being born in 1999, I am very frustrated with being grouped with people born in 2002 and later.
2. By grouping me with those born from 2002-2010, they include me as growing up with smartphones, social media, etc... >:(
3. 1997 is an unusual and weird end to Gen Y.
4. 1998 is an unusual and weird start to Gen Z.
5. This video leaves even more people confused on the whole generation issue (as I've seen in the comments).


I thought this was a very good video, they did a decent job. As a Generation X guy I can relate to this.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:31 am


I guess that's true  ;D.
We are on the same page but you're mixing up core childhood with late childhood. You can't grow up with something that became popular after you exited elementary school. However, this is redundant...I'm just tired of being grouped with people the kids of today.



Buzzfeed just makes video for entertainment.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:32 am


But do you remember how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop?  8)


Ask the Owl.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/05/17 at 7:42 am

But can 1995-2000 born ones remember people did not have internet or a simple mobile phone?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/05/17 at 7:59 am

If you were born in 99/2000 you would have spent your entire teenhood in the 2010s. That really differs from an early 90s born, spending teenhood in the 2000s.

Same is true for childhood. A childhood in the Y2K era is different from a late 00s one.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 10:08 am


I thought this was a very good video, they did a decent job. As a Generation X guy I can relate to this.

That's fine. As I said earlier my problem with the video is not about the Generations before Y.



Buzzfeed just makes video for entertainment.

That is true but BuzzFeed also makes serious videos and this video is not a serious video per se but defining the generations is not something most people find as entertainment.


Ask the Owl.

If I did the world may never know :-\\.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 10:23 am


But can 1995-2000 born ones remember people did not have internet or a simple mobile phone?

No we can't remember a time before the Internet but people born 1990-1994 can barely (if at all) remember a time before the Internet as well. However, the Internet was not ubiquitous like it is now until the very late 2000s.
BTW, a flip phone is a simple mobile phone. It's not as simple as those brick phones from the 1980s and early 1990s but flip phones are still simple. Also, I remember (and so can many people born 1995-2000) the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 was a very simple mobile phone.


If you were born in 99/2000 you would have spent your entire teenhood in the 2010s. That really differs from an early 90s born, spending teenhood in the 2000s.

Same is true for childhood. A childhood in the Y2K era is different from a late 00s one.

Of course we know our childhoods aren't the 100% the same that not what generations are about it's about similarities and common characteristics. I'm pretty sure a person born in 1982 didn't have the same childhood as a person born in 1992. One grew up in the late 1980s to early 1990s (born in '82) while the other grew up in the late 1990s to early 2000s. I really think that you just don't like us "younger kids" and you feel that we are "spoiled brats who only want to be Instagram famous".... >:(. That's seemingly what I get from your comments and that's why I get frustrated with BuzzFeed's and many other companies characteristics of Gen Z. If you're going to group us born in 1995-2000 as being Gen Z then at least acknowledge the big differences that we have over those born in 2005-2010.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 11:10 am


No we can't remember a time before the Internet but people born 1990-1994 can barely (if at all) remember a time before the Internet as well. However, the Internet was not ubiquitous like it is now until the very late 2000s.
BTW, a flip phone is a simple mobile phone. It's not as simple as those brick phones from the 1980s and early 1990s but flip phones are still simple. Also, I remember (and so can many people born 1995-2000) the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 was a very simple mobile phone.
Of course we know our childhoods aren't the 100% the same that not what generations are about it's about similarities and common characteristics. I'm pretty sure a person born in 1982 didn't have the same childhood as a person born in 1992. One grew up in the late 1980s to early 1990s (born in '82) while the other grew up in the late 1990s to early 2000s. I really think that you just don't like us "younger kids" and you feel that we are "spoiled brats who only want to be Instagram famous".... >:(. That's seemingly what I get from your comments and that's why I get frustrated with BuzzFeed's and many other companies characteristics of Gen Z. If you're going to group us born in 1995-2000 as being Gen Z then at least acknowledge the big differences that we have over those born in 2005-2010.

We are not gen z. Especially me who was born in early January 1995. You as well because you were born in 1999, 2000 and up are gen z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 11:12 am


We are not gen z. Especially me who was born in early January 1995. You as well because you were born in 1999, 2000 and up are gen z.

Why is that?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 11:20 am

The sense of elitism from those born 1990-1993...I can understand even though elitism is a horrible personality trait. However, elitism from those born 1994-1996, even 1997 is ridiculous. I am not adverse to being classified as Gen Z, all I did was make a simple statement saying just acknowledge the differences. Also, personally I definetly feel as a Gen Y/Gen Z cusp. If you was born 1995-2000, you're definetly not full Gen Y or full Gen Z....you're a mix of BOTH. I mean people are perfectly fine with Baby Boomers going from 1946 until 1964 but oh my god, if Gen Y is from 1981/1982-2000....THE WORLD IS ENDING. SMH 8-P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/05/17 at 11:22 am


BTW, a flip phone is a simple mobile phone. It's not as simple as those brick phones from the 1980s and early 1990s but flip phones are still simple. Also, I remember (and so can many people born 1995-2000) the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 was a very simple mobile phone.


yup, I regard the simple phones every phone before smartphone. But I mean, I remember in 1999-2001 when many people acquired a mobile phone, but still many people did not have one; they asked themselves "why would I need a phone outside my house?".

And you're right. You're childhood is 2000s. If they define Gen Z as smartphone-focused, then you're not part of that. It seems closer to Gen Y.
It's up to you.

Btw, if I seemed somewhat bitter about the younger generation, then that's an overgeneralization from my side, indeed augmented because of the selfie-focused shallow culture. But of course, many of these are 20+ years old, and of course, not everyone is part of this mainstream culture.
People tend to underestimate others younger than themselves; you get credits for reminding myself I was 18 only seven years ago.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 11:27 am


yup, I regard the simple phones every phone before smartphone. But I mean, I remember in 1999-2001 when many people acquired a mobile phone, but still many people did not have one; they asked themselves "why would I need a phone outside my house?".

And you're right. You're childhood is 2000s. If they define Gen Z as smartphone-focused, then you're not part of that. It seems closer to Gen Y.
It's up to you.

Btw, if I seemed somewhat bitter about the younger generation, then that's an overgeneralization from my side, indeed augmented because of the selfie-focused shallow culture. But of course, many of these are 20+ years old, and of course, not everyone is part of this mainstream culture.
People tend to underestimate others younger than themselves; you get credits for reminding myself I was 18 only seven years ago.

OK, I understand you now. I personally identify as a Gen Y & Gen Z cusp (basically a mix of both). I can't really identify with a person born in 1982-1985 (my sister was born in '83) but I also can't identify with a person born in 2005-2010. I definetly can identify with people born 1994/1995-2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 12:00 pm


OK, I understand you now. I personally identify as a Gen Y & Gen Z cusp (basically a mix of both). I can't really identify with a person born in 1982-1985 (my sister was born in '83) but I also can't identify with a person born in 2005-2010. I definetly can identify with people born 1994/1995-2000.


You relate more with people 4/5 years older than you than someone just a measly couple of years younger than you?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 12:04 pm


You relate more with people 4/5 years older than you than someone just a measly couple of years younger than you?

I never said that I couldn't relate to those born in 2001-2002 but 1994/1995-2000 is the group I relate to the most. Is there something wrong?  ???. Why are so many people on this thread smug about the fact that a person born in 1999 can relate to those born in the mid 1990s? Geez, you guys need to just relax. Elitism is just....8-P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 12:18 pm


I never said that I couldn't relate to those born in 2001-2002 but 1994/1995-2000 is the group I relate to the most. Is there something wrong?  ???. Why are so many people on this thread smug about the fact that a person born in 1999 can relate to those born in the mid 1990s? Geez, you guys need to just relax. Elitism is just....8-P.


I only talk to one person daily born in 2003 (December) on Xbox, he's the youngest one (oldest was born in 86) in our group, and there's more similarities than you'd expect. Obviously there are a lot of differences, but the same can be said comparing a 95er to a 99er.

Although, I think most people will relate to someone four years older than them more than four years younger since the older ones remember everything that you do. :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 12:22 pm


I never said that I couldn't relate to those born in 2001-2002 but 1994/1995-2000 is the group I relate to the most. Is there something wrong?  ???. Why are so many people on this thread smug about the fact that a person born in 1999 can relate to those born in the mid 1990s? Geez, you guys need to just relax. Elitism is just....8-P.


Because that doesn't make much sense. Someone born in 1994/5 was already 4 or 5 years old by the time you was born. They're solid early 2000's kids, mid 2000's tweens, Late 2000's/Early 2010's teens. Meanwhile youre more of Mid-Late 00's Hybrid kid, early 2010's tween, and Mid 2010's teen. I'm not saying you can't relate to them, but if your gonna be generous in saying you relate to 1994/5 babies, you kind of have to be sympathetic in saying you relate to 2003/4 babies.

Also how is pointing out this fact being an elitist? Aren't you being a bit smug by claiming that those 5 years older than yourself are who you relate to, but someone only 2-3 years younger than yourself you cannot relate to? I never really understood this weird hate train I see from Late 90s babies in relation with Early 00's babies.



I only talk to one person daily born in 2003 (December) on Xbox, he's the youngest one (oldest was born in 86) in our group, and there's more similarities than you'd expect. Obviously there are a lot of differences, but the same can be said comparing a 95er to a 99er.

Although, I think most people will relate to someone four years older than them more than four years younger since the older ones remember everything that you do. :)


THIS. As I've always said, 3 years is the main group of people one relates to. 4-5 years is where you may relate on some things. 6-9 years is a sub-generational gap with few relations. 10+ years is a clear generational gap where you relate to little or no things.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/05/17 at 12:26 pm


I never said that I couldn't relate to those born in 2001-2002 but 1994/1995-2000 is the group I relate to the most. Is there something wrong?  ???. Why are so many people on this thread smug about the fact that a person born in 1999 can relate to those born in the mid 1990s? Geez, you guys need to just relax. Elitism is just....8-P.


1990 folks are the worst. Some believe they relate to 80s people way more than anyone born after them (Yes, even 1991). It's irritating.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 12:32 pm


I only talk to one person daily born in 2003 (December) on Xbox, he's the youngest one (oldest was born in 86) in our group, and there's more similarities than you'd expect. Obviously there are a lot of differences, but the same can be said comparing a 95er to a 99er.

Although, I think most people will relate to someone four years older than them more than four years younger since the older ones remember everything that you do. :)

For me, I have hardly interacted personally with a person born after 2002. There are only 2....one born in 2004 and the other in 2009. I helped babysit the one born in 2009 and the one born in 2004 is my female cousin and we have very few similarities.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 12:35 pm


Because that doesn't make much sense. Someone born in 1994/5 was already 4 or 5 years old by the time you was born. They're solid early 2000's kids, mid 2000's tweens, Late 2000's/Early 2010's teens. Meanwhile youre more of Mid-Late 00's Hybrid kid, early 2010's tween, and Mid 2010's teen. I'm not saying you can't relate to them, but if your gonna be generous in saying you relate to 1994/5 babies, you kind of have to be sympathetic in saying you relate to 2003/4 babies.

Also how is pointing out this fact being an elitist? Aren't you being a bit smug by claiming that those 5 years older than yourself are who you relate to, but someone only 2-3 years younger than yourself you cannot relate to? I never really understood this weird hate train I see from Late 90s babies in relation with Early 00's babies.


THIS. As I've always said, 3 years is the main group of people one relates to. 4-5 years is where you may relate on some things. 6-9 years is a sub-generational gap with few relations. 10+ years is a clear generational gap where you relate to little or no things.

I never said a person born in 2003 and 2004 couldn't relate to me. I'm not smug or elitist because I don't think I'm better to anyone. I just have hardly interacted with a person born after 2002.


1990 folks are the worst. Some believe they relate to 80s people way more than anyone born after them (Yes, even 1991). It's irritating.

Yes, I know. It's very frustrating.  8-P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 12:44 pm


I never said a person born in 2003 and 2004 couldn't relate to me. I'm not smug or elitist because I don't think I'm better to anyone. I just have hardly interacted with a person born after 2002.


Ok that makes a little more sense. Question though, how much influence do you have with those born in the mid 90's? Family members, schooling etc.


Yes, I know. It's very frustrating.  8-P

I find this quote funny because your ironically being a bit of a hypocrite yourself bud. UltraGameDog said (and I've seen it first hand and its embarrassing) that those born in 1989 & 1990 typically try to be 'cool' by trying to mix in with the late 80's crowd, which is fine because they're all close in age. But I've seen that many of them would then dog on those born in say 1991 or 1992, despite them also being close in age. I've seen asinine comments before like 'Us 80's babies were the last generation to receive the wise words of Mr. Feeny, those born in 1990 or after are a bunch caffeine crazed Hannah Montana Kids', and yet the person who made that comment was most likely born in 1989 themselves ;D.

The point is that you should try to be consistent and not be a massive contradiction. Saying you may on a personal level may relate with someone say in 1997 better than say 2001 due to personal reasons (be it family, friends, etc.) is fine. To say that you're 'generation' of people is those born from 1995-2000, but to NOT include someone born just a couple of years younger than you, doesn't make much sense. You get where I'm coming from?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 12:47 pm

It would be like me (born in 1996) to say, 'those born in 1991-1997 are my generation of people', but for me not to include someone born in 1998 or 1999, aka those only 2-3 years younger than me. People I actually spent more time in compulsory school with than I ever did with those born in 1991/1992. Heck I've only been in high school with Late 1992 babies, other than that I spent more of high school years with those born in 1998 & 1999 than I ever did with those born in 1991 & 1992.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 12:50 pm


Ok that makes a little more sense. Question though, how much influence do you have with those born in the mid 90's? Family members, schooling etc.


I find this quote funny because your ironically being a bit of a hypocrite yourself bud. UltraGameDog said (and I've seen it first hand and its embarrassing) that those born in 1989 & 1990 typically try to be 'cool' by trying to mix in with the late 80's crowd, which is fine because they're all close in age. But I've seen that many of them would then dog on those born in say 1991 or 1992, despite them also being close in age. I've seen asinine comments before like 'Us 80's babies were the last generation to receive the wise words of Mr. Feeny, those born in 1990 or after are a bunch caffeine crazed Hannah Montana Kids', and yet the person who made that comment was most likely born in 1989 themselves ;D.

The point is that you should try to be consistent and not be a massive contradiction. Saying you may on a personal level may relate with someone say in 1997 better than say 2001 due to personal reasons (be it family, friends, etc.) is fine. To say that you're 'generation' of people is those born from 1995-2000, but to NOT include someone born just a couple of years younger than you, doesn't make much sense. You get where I'm coming from?

1. UltraGameDog was born in 1993, so to have those born in 1990-1992 say that they relate to late 80s born more is frustrating to him.
2. How am I being contradictory?. I never said that a person born in 2001 and 2002 can't relate to me. Only since high school have I interacted with people born in '01 to '02.
3. I have a few friends and relatives born in the mid 1990s and I relate to them very well.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 12:55 pm


1. UltraGameDog was born in 1993, so have those born in 1990-1992 say that they relate to late 80s born more is frustrating to him.
2. How am I being contradictory?. I never said that a person born in 2001 and 2002 can't relate to me. Only since high school have I interacted with people born in '01 to '02.
3. I have a few friends and relatives born in the mid 1990s and I relate to them very well.


Once again I'm not saying you can't relate with those born in the mid 90's (I seem to relate with you pretty well), but all I was trying to do was have you realize that if you're going to include those born in 94-96' in your personal generation rationally it would make sense (at the very least) to include those born in 01' & 02'. Besides you spent most of your compulsory schooling years with those born in 01' & 02' than with those born in 94' & 95'.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 12:59 pm


Once again I'm not saying you can't relate with those born in the mid 90's (I seem to relate with you pretty well), but all I was trying to do was have you realize that if you're going to include those born in 94-96' in your personal generation rationally it would make sense (at the very least) to include those born in 01' & 02'. Besides you spent most of your compulsory schooling years with those born in 01' & 02' than with those born in 94' & 95'.

I agree with most of your statement. I disagree with your last statement. Growing up we never interacted with kids born in 2001 and 2002. Also, only within the past 2 years have 2001 and 2002 borns joined HS. 2002 borns just started in 2016 and I was already 17. School is compulsory until you're 16. So technically 2001 and 2002 borns came after I was under the compulsory age for school. Fine, I'll include 2001 and 2002 but does it really make a difference? I still relate to '95-'00 borns more.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 1:06 pm


I agree with most of your statement. I disagree with your last statement. Growing up we never interacted with kids born in 2001 and 2002. Also, only within the past 2 years have 2001 and 2002 borns joined HS.


Seriously!? You never in your life played with kids 2-3 years younger than you in the playground? Btw did you play more often with Mid 90's babies than with early 2000's babies?


2002 borns just started in 2016 and I was already 17. School is compulsory until you're 16. So technically 2001 and 2002 borns came after I was under the compulsory age for school. Fine, I'll include 2001 and 2002 but does it really make a difference? I still relate to '95-'00 borns more.

Ok I forgot your from a different country, Australia right? The reason being here in the U.S we typically divide education like this:

Elementary/Grade School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade (Age 5-11)


Middle/Jr. High School
6th Grade - 8th Grade (Age 11-14)


High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade (Age 14-18)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:11 pm


Seriously!? You never in your life played with kids 2-3 years younger than you in the playground? Btw did you play more often with Mid 90's babies than with early 2000's babies?

Ok I forgot your from a different country, Australia right? The reason being here in the U.S we typically divide education like this:

When I was younger and we played in the playground, we primarily played with people born in 1999 & 2000. I don't even think we knew of anyone born in 2001 or 2002. Also, I've played a little with kids born in '96 and '97.

I'm American not Australian. I know how we divide school. I also know that school is compulsory until you're 16 years old.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/05/17 at 1:21 pm


1. UltraGameDog was born in 1993, so to have those born in 1990-1992 say that they relate to late 80s born more is frustrating to him.
Well I haven't seen the 1991 and '92 folks do it since I have many friends from those years. It's really just the 1990 ones despite that I also have buddies of them too,  and it can definitely be frustrating.

On top on that, 80s people do it as well. In fact, the early 80s ones have stated they have more in common with the late 70s folks while they can't relate to anyone after them. It's an endless cycle.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 1:23 pm


I never said a person born in 2003 and 2004 couldn't relate to me. I'm not smug or elitist because I don't think I'm better to anyone. I just have hardly interacted with a person born after 2002.
Yes, I know. It's very frustrating.  8-P


I've interacted with a lot of people born post 2003 (I have 13 younger first cousins that live within five miles of where I am, the oldest being born December 2005), and I can actually think of one kid that was born in October 2004 who is extremely similar to how I was when I was his age. We tend to get along when he comes over every once in a while (like once or twice per year), he's surprisingly mature and calm for a 12 year old, really smart kid.

The really big differences seem to start in 2005/06 babies from what I've noticed though, video games to them are games like Temple Run, Angry Birds, and other mobile games. Some of my cousins (One was born in 2010 and her favorite game is Pro Skater 4 on OG Xbox) come over and play on my consoles, but mainly play games on their tablets. A lot spend more time watching gamers on YouTube then playing them, it's interesting.



Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:26 pm


Well I haven't seen the 1991 and '92 folks do it since I have many friends from those years. It's really just the 1990 ones despite that I also have buddies of them too,  and it can definitely be frustrating.

On top on that, 80s people do it as well. In fact, the early 80s ones have stated they have more in common with the late 70s folks while they can't relate to anyone after them. It's an endless cycle.

Cool. Looney Toon is one of the few people who was born in 1990 that doesn't look down upon those born 1993-1999.


I've interacted with a lot of people born post 2003 (I have 13 younger first cousins that live within five miles of where I am, the oldest being born December 2005), and I can actually think of one kid that was born in October 2004 who is extremely similar to how I was when I was his age. We tend to get along when he comes over every once in a while (like once or twice per year), he's surprisingly mature and calm for a 12 year old, really smart kid.

The really big differences seem to start in 2005/06 babies from what I've noticed though, video games to them are games like Temple Run, Angry Birds, and other mobile games. Some of my cousins (One was born in 2010 and her favorite game is Pro Skater 4 on OG Xbox) come over and play on my consoles, but mainly play games on their tablets. A lot spend more time watching gamers on YouTube then playing them, it's interesting.

OK, interesting. That sound alright. I was a mature and calm 12 year old....not too unusual.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 1:31 pm


The sense of elitism from those born 1990-1993...I can understand even though elitism is a horrible personality trait. However, elitism from those born 1994-1996, even 1997 is ridiculous. I am not adverse to being classified as Gen Z, all I did was make a simple statement saying just acknowledge the differences. Also, personally I definetly feel as a Gen Y/Gen Z cusp. If you was born 1995-2000, you're definetly not full Gen Y or full Gen Z....you're a mix of BOTH. I mean people are perfectly fine with Baby Boomers going from 1946 until 1964 but oh my god, if Gen Y is from 1981/1982-2000....THE WORLD IS ENDING. SMH 8-P.

I said you were gen Y, not Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 1:33 pm


Seriously!? You never in your life played with kids 2-3 years younger than you in the playground? Btw did you play more often with Mid 90's babies than with early 2000's babies?

I personally never did. We always thought hanging out with people in lower grades than you was uncool, and you never wanted to be that kid to be seen with someone younger than you.  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:36 pm


I said you were gen Y, not Z.

OK, sorry then.


I personally never did. We always thought hanging out with people in lower grades than you was uncool, and you never wanted to be that kid to be seen with someone younger than you.  ;D

Exactly.  ;D LMAO, we never wanted to play with someone more than a year younger than us. It was definitely seen as uncool :P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/05/17 at 1:37 pm

Some of you guys need to calm down with the "what's the difference between people born 1985 and 1990 or 1997 and 1999 or 1994 and 1998" blah blah blah posts. There are people out there who are wise beyond their years, like me.  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X I also know Katy Perry's entire discography by heart so I'm hip with the kids.  8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 1:38 pm

I sometimes have a hard time relating to those born 1998 and up. The latest year I can relate to is someone born 1997. I'm not sure why this is, but I've always seen late 90s kids as much younger than me. Maybe because they don't remember the early 2000s (or barely do). But they are still gen Y, there's no denying that. But on the same front, someone born in 1992 or 1993 probably has a hard time relating to me as well. My brother was born in 1990 and I feel like we are completely different as he grew up in the 90s and I grew up in the 2000s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/05/17 at 1:39 pm


Cool. Looney Toon is one of the few people who was born in 1990 that doesn't look down upon those born 1993-1999.
and my 1990 friends as well. I haven't had any problems with them doing that; however, I did encounter one like that, and he just kept being elitist to the folks he argued with.


All I did was make a simple statement saying just acknowledge the differences.
And this what some people don't realize. You're aware that there are similarities and differences between certain years and I'm glad; however, those same others won't recognize that.  For example, I have seen statements saying that 90s folks didn't grow up with the first few Power Rangers when it was in demand, but the problem is the people who said that forget that it was popular until Pokemon took over its spot.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/05/17 at 1:40 pm


Some of you guys need to calm down with the "what's the difference between people born 1985 and 1990 or 1997 and 1999 or 1994 and 1998" blah blah blah posts. There are people out there who are wise beyond their years, like me.  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X I also know Katy Perry's entire discography by heart so I'm hip with the kids.  8)

I know Kenny G's entire discography so I'm hipper with the kids.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:41 pm


I sometimes have a hard time relating to those born 1998 and up. The latest year I can relate to is someone born 1997. I'm not sure why this is, but I've always seen late 90s kids as much younger than me. Maybe because they don't remember the early 2000s (or barely do). But they are still gen Y, there's no denying that.

That's definitely fine because that's how you personally feel. I'm talking about those born 1994-1996 who think that they are so much better than those of us born 1997-1999. Some people born from 1994-1996 even say that "We are the last '90s kids"....it's so annoying and frustrating :-\\.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/05/17 at 1:43 pm


I also know Katy Perry's entire discography by heart so I'm hip with the kids.  8)

Katy Perry SUCKS!!!!  8-P 8-P 8-P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 1:44 pm


Some of you guys need to calm down with the "what's the difference between people born 1985 and 1990 or 1997 and 1999 or 1994 and 1998" blah blah blah posts. There are people out there who are wise beyond their years, like me.  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X I also know Katy Perry's entire discography by heart so I'm hip with the kids.  8)


Katy Perry is so early 2010s, Slowpoke. You're falling behind, Chained to the Rhythm is dropping on the charts every week. :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:44 pm


and my 1990 friends as well. I haven't had any problems with them doing that; however, I did encounter one like that, and he just kept being elitist to the folks he argued with.
And this what some people don't realize. You're aware that there are similarities and differences between certain years and I'm glad; however, those same others won't recognize that.  For example, I have seen statements saying that 90s folks didn't grow up with the first few Power Rangers when it was in demand, but the problem is the people who said that forget that it was popular until Pokemon took over its spot.

My stepbrother was actually born in July 1990 (exactly 9 years before me)...I was born in July 1999. We obviously have lots of differences but we found that there are some similarities between us :P. He doesn't look down on those born 1993-1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:46 pm


Some of you guys need to calm down with the "what's the difference between people born 1985 and 1990 or 1997 and 1999 or 1994 and 1998" blah blah blah posts. There are people out there who are wise beyond their years, like me.  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X I also know Katy Perry's entire discography by heart so I'm hip with the kids.  8)

Who's Katy Perry?  ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/05/17 at 1:50 pm


I personally never did. We always thought hanging out with people in lower grades than you was uncool, and you never wanted to be that kid to be seen with someone younger than you.  ;D


It was the opposite for me. People bragged about how many friends they had outside the grade.  ;D

And in my neighbourhood, everyone was friends with everybody. People who were 4-5 years older than me taught me how to ride a bike and protected me from bullies.  :-X And when I was 10/11 I had a friend who was 5/6. We'd take him to the barber shop to spike his hair and dress him in chains and rings. Dezigner punk! ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 1:51 pm

So... this was a thing made by Buzzfeed? A stupid video proclaiming when generations were around? You know that Buzzfeed is basically full of secluded people who are obsessed with social media, right?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:53 pm


It was the opposite for me. People bragged about how many friends they had outside the grade.  ;D

And in my neighbourhood, everyone was friends with everybody. People who were 4-5 years older than me taught me how to ride a bike and protected me from bullies.  :-X And when I was 10/11 I had a friend who was 5/6. We'd take him to the barber shop to spike his hair and dress him in chains and rings. Dezigner punk! ;D

That's interesting, when I was 10 and 11...I wanted to punch every 5-6 year old in the face :P but now that I'm almost 18....I've toned down and while lots of kids are still annoying, I would like to mentor some of the little kiddies :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 1:56 pm


So... this was a thing made by Buzzfeed? A stupid video proclaiming when generations were around? You know that Buzzfeed is basically full of secluded people who are obsessed with social media, right?

But...BuzzFeed is my MASTER, I worship them. How dare you insult my dear SENPAI?  :\'(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/05/17 at 2:05 pm


Katy Perry is so early 2010s, Slowpoke. You're falling behind, Chained to the Rhythm is dropping on the charts every week. :P



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I know Kenny G's entire discography so I'm hipper with the kids.


http://popcrush.com/files/2015/05/mariah-carey-i-dont-know-her.gif

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/05/17 at 2:07 pm

To be fair, people born in 1990 were kids in an extremely rapidly changing decade and were the last year to have memories before the internet entirely took off.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 2:08 pm


To be fair, people born in 1990 were kids in an extremely rapidly changing decade and were the last year to have memories before the internet entirely took off.


Same with those born in 1988-2002 (2002 is the last birth year that I could consider people as 2000s kids) grew up in rapidly changing decades (90s and 2000s). Except most of them probably didn't obsess over generations until they heard about Buzzfeed.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 2:11 pm

Like I've said on another thread, if I had a choice I wish I was born in 1970 (in the months, January to July) or 1981 (in the months, January to July)....:P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 2:18 pm


Like I've said on another thread, if I had a choice I wish I was born in 1970 (in the months, January to July) or 1981 (in the months, January to July)....:P.

I'm perfectly content with being born in January 1999, I've never wanted to be born in a different time personally. Today is so great (back then was too pop culturally, but I'm talking about the standards of living)! :D


http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/911/711/8d9.jpg

http://popcrush.com/files/2015/05/mariah-carey-i-dont-know-her.gif


;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 2:20 pm


I'm perfectly content with being born in January 1999, I've never wanted to be born in a different time personally. Today is so great (back then was too pop culturally, but I'm talking about the standards of living)! :D

That's great. I don't have problem with being born in July 1999. However, sometimes...I just wish I was older and could have gotten to experience the 1980s and 1990s with it's flaws and all.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/05/17 at 2:25 pm


Same with those born in 1988-2002 (2002 is the last birth year that I could consider people as 2000s kids) grew up in rapidly changing decades (90s and 2000s). Except most of them probably didn't obsess over generations until they heard about Buzzfeed.


Yeah but someone born in 1990 would see a lot more contrast growing up than someone born in 2002.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/05/17 at 3:15 pm


That's interesting, when I was 10 and 11...I wanted to punch every 5-6 year old in the face :P but now that I'm almost 18....I've toned down and while lots of kids are still annoying, I would like to mentor some of the little kiddies :).


Kids are fun! My coworker invited me to dinner, and instead of watching baseball with him I decided instead to sing karaoke with his 2/4 year old daughters (to Katy Perry of course)!  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 3:23 pm


Yeah but someone born in 1990 would see a lot more contrast growing up than someone born in 2002.


It's quite obvious since they were preteens when 2002 babies were born.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 3:30 pm


Kids are fun! My coworker invited me to dinner, and instead of watching baseball with him I decided instead to sing karaoke with his 2/4 year old daughters (to Katy Perry of course)!  ;D

;D Sounds like you're in tune with the kiddies.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 3:33 pm


When I was younger and we played in the playground, we primarily played with people born in 1999 & 2000. I don't even think we knew of anyone born in 2001 or 2002. Also, I've played a little with kids born in '96 and '97.

I'm American not Australian. I know how we divide school. I also know that school is compulsory until you're 16 years old.


Then you get my drift, you have more in common with early 2000's babies than mid 1990's babies. That's nothing to be ashamed of...



It was the opposite for me. People bragged about how many friends they had outside the grade.  ;D

And in my neighbourhood, everyone was friends with everybody. People who were 4-5 years older than me taught me how to ride a bike and protected me from bullies.  :-X And when I was 10/11 I had a friend who was 5/6. We'd take him to the barber shop to spike his hair and dress him in chains and rings. Dezigner punk! ;D


Pretty much this. Obviously people feel at ease with people the same age as them, or around the same age. But there are certain times of life where you'll interact with those slightly older and slightly younger.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 3:43 pm


Then you get my drift, you have more in common with early 2000's babies than mid 1990's babies. That's nothing to be ashamed of...


Pretty much this. Obviously people feel at ease with people the same age as them, or around the same age. But there are certain times of life where you'll interact with those slightly older and slightly younger.

I have stuff in common with 2000 borns. Did you not read that I didn't grow up with kids born after 2000? It was uncool to do that and I didn't. I'm not saying that those born in 2001-2002 can't relate to me nor am I saying that I can 100% relate to those born in 1994-1996 (especially 1994-1995) but I have more in common with them than those born after 2000. I mean I've seen a few 1997 borns say they can't relate to us 1999 borns at all. I simply state that 2001 borns can relate to me but I feel more of a connection to those born 1995-1997 especially and....I'm being considered as not wanting to associate with them... :(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/05/17 at 3:53 pm


I have stuff in common with 2000 borns. Did you not read that I didn't grow up with kids born after 2000? It was uncool to do that and I didn't. I'm not saying that those born in 2001-2002 can't relate to me nor am I saying that I can 100% relate to those born in 1994-1996 (especially 1994-1995) but I have more in common with them than those born after 2000. I mean I've seen a few 1997 borns say they can't relate to us 1999 borns at all. I simply state that 2001 borns can relate to me but I feel more of a connection to those born 1995-1997 especially and....I'm being considered as not wanting to associate with them... :(.


If you feel more connected to 1995-97' babies then thats fine. But the fact is you still grew up with Both Mid-Late 90's Babies AND Early 2000's babies. Thats all I'm saying. You could have a POST 2000 Hate Club for all I care, but that doesn't change the fact that their still part of your personal generation from a mathematical standpoint. I have more personal connections with those born in 94' (two years older) be it childhood friends, family members, etc. than I do with those born in 98' (two years younger) although I still have plenty of good friends. Despite my slight bias for those two years older, both 94' & 98' are part of my generation. Thats a FACT. I grew up with them, regardless of my personal bias between the two groups. This conversation is getting pretty pointless...

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 4:00 pm


If you feel more connected to 1995-97' babies then thats fine. But the fact is you still grew up with Both Mid-Late 90's Babies AND Early 2000's babies. Thats all I'm saying. You could have a POST 2000 Hate Club for all I care, but that doesn't change the fact that their still part of your personal generation from a mathematical standpoint. I have more personal connections with those born in 94' (two years older) be it childhood friends, family members, etc. than I do with those born in 98' (two years younger) although I still have plenty of good friends. Despite my slight bias for those two years older, both 94' & 98' are part of my generation. Thats a FACT. I grew up with them, regardless of my personal bias between the two groups. This conversation is getting pretty pointless...

I didn't say I hate people born past the year 2000. I said that I can't connect with them like I can with '95-'97 borns. Also, I do accept that if you was born in 2001-2002 generally you were pretty similar to me. However, I can't say that I grew up with people born 2001-2002 because I didn't really know any before the fall of 2015. Me and my nephew (but I think of him as my cousin) both grew up together and he was born in 2000. I have another cousin born in '97 and we're close and her childhood was virtually the same as mine. I've spoken with '96 and '95 borns like you, Zelek3 and some of my other cousins, there's also a bunch of similarities. When I speak to the freshman (born in 2002) and sophomores (born in 2001) at my school (which is not often), there's a slight disconnect between us but I can't say that they are totally different from me. However, yes..this convo is pretty pointless.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/05/17 at 4:06 pm


If you feel more connected to 1995-97' babies then thats fine. But the fact is you still grew up with Both Mid-Late 90's Babies AND Early 2000's babies. Thats all I'm saying. You could have a POST 2000 Hate Club for all I care, but that doesn't change the fact that their still part of your personal generation from a mathematical standpoint. I have more personal connections with those born in 94' (two years older) be it childhood friends, family members, etc. than I do with those born in 98' (two years younger) although I still have plenty of good friends. Despite my slight bias for those two years older, both 94' & 98' are part of my generation. Thats a FACT. I grew up with them, regardless of my personal bias between the two groups. This conversation is getting pretty pointless...


As long as someone is a good or virtuous person, I'd easily relate to him/her. And I really despise it when people bash on another person just because he/she is just a few years younger than them. My "bus-mate" (friend from a school bus) was born in February 2001 and he seems like an intellectual person with common sense, definitely better than a lot of SJWs (please don't criticize me for saying SJW if you happen to be liberal) that were born in 1997.

Plus I think Buzzfeed starts Gen Z in 1996, not 1998 like what this post says, as I could remember.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 4:14 pm


As long as someone is a good or virtuous person, I'd easily relate to him/her. And I really despise it when people bash on another person just because he/she is just a few years younger than them.

Are you talking about me? I have NEVER bashed anyone, in fact I dislike when people bash people younger than them. Never once have I said nor do I believe that those born in 2001 or later are bad, they had a horrible childhood, they are spoiled brats that need spanking, etc. In fact, just a few years ago there was a lot of people born in 1990-1992 who would bash me and make fun of me saying "you're a dumb '00s kid", "you grew up with an iPhone", "you don't know anything about Dexter's Lab", "the 2000s sucked and was the worst decade to grow up in"...it really hurt and was sad  :\'(. You had a bunch of 19-23 year olds bashing a 12-14 year old (this happened in 2011-2013).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/05/17 at 4:16 pm


Are you talking about me? I have NEVER bashed anyone, in fact I dislike when people bash people younger than them. Never once have I said nor do I believe that those born in 2001 or later are bad, they had a horrible childhood, they are spoiled brats that need spanking, etc. In fact, just a few years ago there was a lot of people born in 1990-1992 who would bash me and make fun of me saying 'you're a dumb '00s kid", "you grew up with an iPhone", "you don't know anything about Dexter's Lab", "the 2000s sucked and was the worst decade to grow up in"...it really hurt and was sad  :\'(. You had a bunch of 19-23 year olds bashing a 12-14 year old (this happened in 2011-2013).


Same thing happened to me. I remembered when those born in 1990-1997 - yes, even a 97er could insult a 99er because of his childhood (not the ones on here) - bashed me because of my age and my childhood experiences. I apologize if you thought I was talking about you there; I didn't mean to.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/05/17 at 4:19 pm


Plus I think Buzzfeed starts Gen Z in 1996, not 1998 like what this post says, as I could remember.

Depends on who is writing the article. They have different authors writing different articles who get their generation definitions from different sources. This source, I believe, is Pew Research Center.

One article I remember says 1995-2009, another 1996 onward, and this one which is 1998-2010. They don't have a unified definition.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/05/17 at 4:21 pm


Depends on who is writing the article. They have different authors writing different articles who get their generation definitions from different sources. This source, I believe, is Pew Research Center.

One article I remember says 1995-2009, another 1996 onward, and this one which is 1998-2010. They don't have a unified definition.


Pew changed it to 1999 last year, who also changed it to 1998 two years ago, and 1997 three years ago. They're probably going to change it to 2000 this year.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 4:21 pm


Same thing happened to me. I remembered when those born in 1990-1997 - yes, even a 97er could insult a 99er because of his childhood (not the ones on here) - bashed me because of my age and my childhood experiences. I apologize if you thought I was talking about you there; I didn't mean to.

Yeah, I know. Why....why is that? Does being born in 1999 mean we suck or are demons or something? Why do we get so much hate? Is it because we were born just before the year 2000?  :-\\  :\'(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/05/17 at 4:29 pm


My stepbrother was actually born in July 1990 (exactly 9 years before me)...I was born in July 1999. We obviously have lots of differences but we found that there are some similarities between us :P. He doesn't look down on those born 1993-1999.
That's good he's not following the crowd of what some others like his age range do. Too bad some folks don't acknowledge the differences and the similarities between pop culture experiences.


Pew changed it to 1999 last year, who also changed it to 1998 two years ago, and 1997 three years ago. They're probably going to change it to 2000 this year.
While they have great studies, generations isn't one of them. I have a feeling that Gen Y won't end at 2000 despite my opinion. It seems they want this generation to be so long when that shouldn't be the case.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:29 pm


But can 1995-2000 born ones remember people did not have internet or a simple mobile phone?


I don't think so.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/05/17 at 5:32 pm


Who's Katy Perry?  ???


HUH? You don't know who she is?  ??? :o

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 5:55 pm


I don't think so.

We can't remember a time before the Internet but we can remember simple mobile phones.


HUH? You don't know who she is?  ??? :o

No, I've never heard of her in my life. I have just awoken from my great slumber that happened from 2008 until yesterday.... ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 5:57 pm


Yeah, I know. Why....why is that? Does being born in 1999 mean we suck or are demons or something? Why do we get so much hate? Is it because we were born just before the year 2000?  :-\\  :\'(.

No but seriously....someone please answer this question.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 6:01 pm


Yeah, I know. Why....why is that? Does being born in 1999 mean we suck or are demons or something? Why do we get so much hate? Is it because we were born just before the year 2000?  :-\\  :\'(.


I honestly don't know. People (including me) probably have prejudices on other generations that aren't related to them. I don't like being with younger kids simply because I view them as young people who watch godawful Minecraft videos.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 6:05 pm


I honestly don't know. People (including me) probably have prejudices on other generations that aren't related to them. I don't like being with younger kids simply because I view them as young people who watch godawful Minecraft videos.

Yeaah but you have that for people born 6 or more years after you. Some people born 1994-1997 feel like they are superior to us just because we were born in 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 6:11 pm


Yeaah but you have that for people born 6 or more years after you. Some people born 1994-1997 feel like they are superior to us just because we were born in 1999.


I actually view that on people born after 2002. They could be either cringy kids who wanna be the next big YouTuber, or they can just spew out terrible sh*t on YouTube itself (e.g. terrible walkthroughs, terrible memes, etc).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 6:16 pm


I actually view that on people born after 2002. They could be either cringy kids who wanna be the next big YouTuber, or they can just spew out terrible sh*t on YouTube itself (e.g. terrible walkthroughs, terrible memes, etc).

Well, that's bad and you should stop doing that especially since you was born 12.22.99 (December 22, 1999)....just 10 days before January 1, 2000. It's horrible when '94ers, '95ers' '96ers and even '97ers do it us '99ers but it's worse if you do it to a person born in '02.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 6:55 pm


Well, that's bad and you should stop doing that especially since you was born 12.22.99 (December 22, 1999)....just 10 days before January 1, 2000. It's horrible when '94ers, '95ers' '96ers and even '97ers do it us '99ers but it's worse if you do it to a person born in '02.


I was actually born on December 21, 1999. You were a day behind. I also do it to people born in 2003 and after, not 2002. When I said that I don't like kids, I meant that for those who were born after 2002.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/05/17 at 6:57 pm


I was actually born on December 21, 1999. You were a day behind. I also do it to people born in 2003 and after, not 2002. When I said that I don't like kids, I meant that for those who were born after 2002.


Sounds like you're really generalizing people born post 2002.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 7:19 pm


Sounds like you're really generalizing people born post 2002.


Well... most likely.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/05/17 at 7:23 pm

To me now, Millenials are 1982 to 2000.  :-[

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 7:26 pm


I was actually born on December 21, 1999. You were a day behind. I also do it to people born in 2003 and after, not 2002. When I said that I don't like kids, I meant that for those who were born after 2002.

It doesn't really matter. You was born just 11 days before Jan. 1, 2000. Stop being so prejudiced towards people born in 2003 and later.


Sounds like you're really generalizing people born post 2002.

He is and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't like if someone did it to him and us fellow '99ers.


Well... most likely.

Just stop it. Some kids can be annoying no matter if it's 2017, 2007, 1997, 1987, etc. Stop generalizing.


To me now, Millenials are 1982 to 2000.  :-[

1982-2000 is the most common definition of Millennials. However, for pretty much every generation there are a WHOLE bunch of alternate definitions based on person to person, company to company, etc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 7:31 pm


It doesn't really matter. You was born just 11 days before Jan. 1, 2000. Stop being so prejudiced towards people born in 2003 and later.


Look, I just don't really talk to a lot of people born after 2002. They still seem like kids to me.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 7:35 pm


Look, I just don't really talk to a lot of people born after 2002. They still seem like kids to me.

People born 2002-2004 aren't kids...they are between the ages of 12-15. Also, would you like a person born in 1996 treating you different because "I just don't really talk to a lot of people born after 1998. They still seem like kids to me."  :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/05/17 at 7:38 pm


People born 2002-2004 aren't kids...they are between the ages of 12-15. Also, would you like a person born in 1996 treating you different because "I just don't really talk to a lot of people born after 1998. They still seem like kids to me."  :-X


Hmmm, 12 and 13 is still a kid to me. 14 is a young adult, at least in my eyes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 7:39 pm


People born 2002-2004 aren't kids...they are between the ages of 12-15. Also, would you like a person born in 1996 treating you different because "I just don't really talk to a lot of people born after 1998. They still seem like kids to me."  :-X


I don't really talk to ageist people, especially those who fooled me on previous websites. Plus, mqg96 (who was born in early 1996) is one of my best friends on the Internet, and he doesn't think I'm a kid.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 7:45 pm


Hmmm, 12 and 13 is still a kid to me. 14 is a young adult, at least in my eyes.

2004 borns are turning 13 this year (some already have) and 13 is considered a teenager not a kid.


I don't really talk to ageist people, especially those who fooled me on previous websites. Plus, mqg96 (who was born in early 1996) is one of my best friends on the Internet, and he doesn't think I'm a kid.

Then, you're being very hypocritical. You're being ageist towards those born after 2002 but yet "I don't really talk to ageist people"...What?  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/05/17 at 7:59 pm


Then, you're being very hypocritical. You're being ageist towards those born after 2002 but yet "I don't really talk to ageist people"...What?  ;D


I'm saying that I don't like people who speak against me because I was born in 1999. I know I may be hypocritical, but I just feel shy with younger people.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/05/17 at 8:01 pm


I'm saying that I don't like people who speak against me because I was born in 1999. I know I may be hypocritical, but I just feel shy with younger people.

LMAO exactly  ;D. "I'm saying that I don't like people who speak against me because I was born in 1999"....so why speak against people born in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, etc. I know it's definitely more than "I just feel shy with younger people" ::).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/05/17 at 11:07 pm


I never said that I couldn't relate to those born in 2001-2002 but 1994/1995-2000 is the group I relate to the most. Is there something wrong?  ???. Why are so many people on this thread smug about the fact that a person born in 1999 can relate to those born in the mid 1990s? Geez, you guys need to just relax. Elitism is just....8-P.


I have a maths tutor who was (I assume, considering he graduated in 2014) born in 1996. It definitely doesn't feel as though he is all that much older than me and there are very few (if any) noticeable differences between us. I'd say that people born in 1999 would naturally relate more to people born in the Mid 90s, because our childhoods were both Y-influenced and generally speaking, people tend to focus more on the differences between themselves and people younger than them. As for myself, I'd say that I would be able to relate with people born between 1995-2001 at the present time. Once people born in 2002 and 2003 grow up more, I will also probably be able to relate with them in several years time.


I forgot your from a different country, Australia right? The reason being here in the U.S we typically divide education like this:


Nope, you're thinking of me. :P


Seriously!? You never in your life played with kids 2-3 years younger than you in the playground? Btw did you play more often with Mid 90's babies than with early 2000's babies?


I know your question wasn't addressed to me, but I even played with Early 90s babies when I was growing up. My next-door neighbours had a teenage son, and he would have been about 7-8 years older than me. When I was 5-6, I remember we would sometimes ride our bikes in the cul-de-sac and we would occasionally have little competitions with each other, such as who could hold onto the handlebar with one hand (when riding) for the longest. There were twin boys (born around 1991-1992) who lived across the road from me. Before their family moved when I was 6, I used to go over to their house and we would play a few games on one of their consoles. Apart from two boys who were born in 1998, for the majority of my childhood, there was no one around my age who lived in my street, so I mostly played with the Early 90s born kids before they moved away.


Yeah, I know. Why....why is that? Does being born in 1999 mean we suck or are demons or something? Why do we get so much hate? Is it because we were born just before the year 2000?  :-\\  :\'(.


I'd say it's because a few years ago, there were a lot of immature people our age who kept on claiming that they are "90s kids", which of course, isn't true whatsoever. It doesn't happen so much now, but it was something that occurred quite often a few years back. For the record, I was never one of those people.  :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/06/17 at 12:29 am


I have a maths tutor who was (I assume, considering he graduated in 2014) born in 1996. It definitely doesn't feel as though he is all that much older than me and there are very few (if any) noticeable differences between us. I'd say that people born in 1999 would naturally relate more to people born in the Mid 90s, because our childhoods were both Y-influenced and generally speaking, people tend to focus more on the differences between themselves and people younger than them. As for myself, I'd say that I would be able to relate with people born between 1995-2001 at the present time. Once people born in 2002 and 2003 grow up more, I will also probably be able to relate with them in several years time.

I'd say it's because a few years ago, there were a lot of immature people our age who kept on claiming that they are "90s kids", which of course, isn't true whatsoever. It doesn't happen so much now, but it was something that occurred quite often a few years back. For the record, I was never one of those people.  :)

Yeah but that's still not a valid reason for a bunch of 19-23 years olds to cyber bully a 12-14 year old. Also, I was never that person who claimed to be a "90s kid"....yet I got cyber bullied by a lot of people born 1990-1992.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/06/17 at 12:56 am


Yeah but that's still not a valid reason for a bunch of 19-23 years olds to cyber bully a 12-14 year old. Also, I was never that person who claimed to be a "90s kid"....yet I got cyber bullied by a lot of people born 1990-1992.

People are petty and cruel on the Internet in general, to be fair.

The Internet hates jews and black people for instance and i've noticed an uptick in this since Trump became popular. Groups like those get way more harsh treatment than 00s kids. 00s kids aren't told they should be locked in a gas chamber or put back in the cotton field "where they belong". Well, even if they are, the rate of hatred is definitely not as frequent.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/06/17 at 1:14 am


I have a maths tutor who was (I assume, considering he graduated in 2014) born in 1996. It definitely doesn't feel as though he is all that much older than me and there are very few (if any) noticeable differences between us.

Does your tutor remember the 9/11 attacks, Pokemon when Misty was there, the popularity of JNCO jeans, dial-up Internet, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, the PS1, and other events and pop culture items typically associated with Millennials?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/06/17 at 1:16 am


Yeah but that's still not a valid reason for a bunch of 19-23 years olds to cyber bully a 12-14 year old. Also, I was never that person who claimed to be a "90s kid"....yet I got cyber bullied by a lot of people born 1990-1992.


I'll be honest, I rarely get hate due to me being born in 1999, I'm curious on what sites you were  hanging out on the Internet during that time. ???


I have a maths tutor who was (I assume, considering he graduated in 2014) born in 1996. It definitely doesn't feel as though he is all that much older than me and there are very few (if any) noticeable differences between us. I'd say that people born in 1999 would naturally relate more to people born in the Mid 90s, because our childhoods were both Y-influenced and generally speaking, people tend to focus more on the differences between themselves and people younger than them. As for myself, I'd say that I would be able to relate with people born between 1995-2001 at the present time. Once people born in 2002 and 2003 grow up more, I will also probably be able to relate with them in several years time.

Nope, you're thinking of me. :P

I know your question wasn't addressed to me, but I even played with Early 90s babies when I was growing up. My next-door neighbours had a teenage son, and he would have been about 7-8 years older than me. When I was 5-6, I remember we would sometimes ride our bikes in the cul-de-sac and we would occasionally have little competitions with each other, such as who could hold onto the handlebar with one hand (when riding) for the longest. There were twin boys (born around 1991-1992) who lived across the road from me. Before their family moved when I was 6, I used to go over to their house and we would play a few games on one of their consoles. Apart from two boys who were born in 1998, for the majority of my childhood, there was no one around my age who lived in my street, so I mostly played with the Early 90s born kids before they moved away.

I'd say it's because a few years ago, there were a lot of immature people our age who kept on claiming that they are "90s kids", which of course, isn't true whatsoever. It doesn't happen so much now, but it was something that occurred quite often a few years back. For the record, I was never one of those people.  :)


Yeah, my former best friend (I have none besides Xbox ones now) was born in February 1994 and we related really well on 'most' things. I also think as younger people age, it will be easier to relate to them, but I can relate up to 2004 pretty well surprisingly.


People are petty and cruel on the Internet in general, to be fair.

The Internet hates jews and black people for instance and i've noticed an uptick in this since Trump became popular. Groups like those get way more harsh treatment than 00s kids. 00s kids aren't told they should be locked in a gas chamber or put back in the cotton field "where they belong". Well, even if they are, the rate of hatred is definitely not as frequent.


I've been told both of those things on Xbox Live by my friend, but it was a joke. He makes jokes like that with everyone, I tell him he should probably tone it down, because he might hurt or offend someone some day, but he doesn't seem to care. :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/06/17 at 1:17 am


I've been told both of those things on Xbox Live by my friend, but it was a joke. He makes jokes like that with everyone, I tell him he should probably tone it down, because he might hurt or offend someone some day, but he doesn't seem to care. :(

But not because you were born in 99 right?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/06/17 at 1:24 am


But not because you were born in 99 right?


No, not at all. ;D Just decided I'd mention it since I've actually been told those things.

He was born in early 2001, he's 16. I've rarely had discrimination against me, because of my age (that I know of). :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/06/17 at 1:34 am


Does your tutor remember the 9/11 attacks, Pokemon when Misty was there, the popularity of JNCO jeans, dial-up Internet, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, the PS1, and other events and pop culture items typically associated with Millennials?


I'm honestly not too sure. I have never asked him.


I've rarely had discrimination against me, because of my age (that I know of). :)


You're lucky. I receive age discrimination from my friends quite often. :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/06/17 at 1:42 am


I'm honestly not too sure. I have never asked him.

You're lucky. I receive age discrimination from my friends quite often. :P


I guess it's because they're is such a large variety in terms of age for the people I talk to. Oldest is 30, youngest is 13. The 13 year old sometimes tries to mess with me saying it's weird that me, an 18 year old, is good friends with a 13 year old, but not too much things happen like that, and that doesn't bother me.

Sorry that it happens to you. :( What exactly do your friends say/do to discriminate against your age?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/06/17 at 1:47 am


People are petty and cruel on the Internet in general, to be fair.

The Internet hates jews and black people for instance and i've noticed an uptick in this since Trump became popular. Groups like those get way more harsh treatment than 00s kids. 00s kids aren't told they should be locked in a gas chamber or put back in the cotton field "where they belong". Well, even if they are, the rate of hatred is definitely not as frequent.

I know that it's not as bad as other forms of cyber hate or bullying but it was still hurtful and disheartening. It's like as if being born in 1999 was a curse or something. Sorry if I got too emotional because I don't usually write out my feelings like this.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/06/17 at 1:51 am


Sorry that it happens to you. :( What exactly do your friends say/do to discriminate against your age?


I appreciate your concern, but it's nothing too bad. My friends sometimes joke that i'm "old", because i'm several months older than them and they're still under the legal age. :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 04/06/17 at 2:03 am


I appreciate your concern, but it's nothing too bad. My friends sometimes joke that i'm "old", because i'm several months older than them and they're still under the legal age. :P


Oh, okay, good to know it's nothing too bad. :)

Ahh, yeah, I get called older by some of the younger guys in my friend group as well, haha, but our 30 year old friend gets most of those types of jokes. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/06/17 at 5:19 am


We can't remember a time before the Internet but we can remember simple mobile phones.
No, I've never heard of her in my life. I have just awoken from my great slumber that happened from 2008 until yesterday.... ;)


Because that's all you can remember.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/06/17 at 1:26 pm


Yeaah but you have that for people born 6 or more years after you. Some people born 1994-1997 feel like they are superior to us just because we were born in 1999.


I don't really see it as much with those born in 1994, possibly even some '95s. I however do see it occasionally with 1996 and especially 1997 borns (yet again, not the ones on this forum). The worst offenders seem to be those born in 1997.

I remember when there was a 1997er on YouTube three or four years ago who attacked and even threatened people who were born after December 31, 1998. I also could recall trying to rationalize with this guy, but the only thing he did was escalate the already nasty situation.

There was also this time when this other 1997er would criticize 1999ers for basically any reason he could find why people born in 1998 have more in common with early 90's babies than people born in 1999 in comparison.

Not to mention, a female 1997er states that 1990-1998 is her 'generation of people', and she tries her best to cut off all of her ties with anyone born 1999 onwards and even to the point where she groups them with people who aren't even at school yet.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/06/17 at 3:21 pm


There was also this time when this other 1997er would criticize 1999ers for basically any reason he could find why people born in 1998 have more in common with early 90's babies than people born in 1999 in comparison.

Not to mention, a female 1997er states that 1990-1998 is her 'generation of people', and she tries her best to cut off all of her ties with anyone born 1999 onwards and even to the point where she groups them with people who aren't even at school yet.


I cant stand ageism for the life of me...

I will admit in H.S, I was one of those, "My Class was the last good class!" kind of people. However, it seems like its gotten to the point where because I'm not in H.S anymore its hard for me take anybody who says crap like that seriously anymore.

Also the part in bold is a comment I've seen before on YouTube and I agree its illogical. Your meaning to tell me with a straight face that you actually have more in common with someone 7 years older than you, then someone who is just a measly couple of years younger than you!?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/06/17 at 4:03 pm


I don't really see it as much with those born in 1994, possibly even some '95s. I however do see it occasionally with 1996 and especially 1997 borns (yet again, not the ones on this forum). The worst offenders seem to be those born in 1997.

I remember when there was a 1997er on YouTube three or four years ago who attacked and even threatened people who were born after December 31, 1998. I also could recall trying to rationalize with this guy, but the only thing he did was escalate the already nasty situation.

There was also this time when this other 1997er would criticize 1999ers for basically any reason he could find why people born in 1998 have more in common with early 90's babies than people born in 1999 in comparison.

Not to mention, a female 1997er states that 1990-1998 is her 'generation of people', and she tries her best to cut off all of her ties with anyone born 1999 onwards and even to the point where she groups them with people who aren't even at school yet.




I cant stand ageism for the life of me...

I will admit in H.S, I was one of those, "My Class was the last good class!" kind of people. However, it seems like its gotten to the point where because I'm not in H.S anymore its hard for me take anybody who says crap like that seriously anymore.

Also the part in bold is a comment I've seen before on YouTube and I agree its illogical. Your meaning to tell me with a straight face that you actually have more in common with someone 7 years older than you, then someone who is just a measly couple of years younger than you!?

Both of you are on point. A lot of 1997 borns seem to think that because they are 2 years older than us "they are more '90s", "LOL, you were just born in the last year of the 1990s". I get that a few '99ers will claim to be a '90s kid and that obviously isn't true but a '97er is most certainly not a '90s kid either.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/07/17 at 4:07 pm


Both of you are on point. A lot of 1997 borns seem to think that because they are 2 years older than us "they are more '90s", "LOL, you were just born in the last year of the 1990s". I get that a few '99ers will claim to be a '90s kid and that obviously isn't true but a '97er is most certainly not a '90s kid either.


I could just imagine how idiotic a lot of things are on YouTube comments (where most of this internet drama takes place). The next thing I'd expect to see there is an early 1999 born bashing a late 1999 born because of the Columbine shooting and how they (extremely vaguely) remember 9/11. I mean who knows, this stuff may have already happened there.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/07/17 at 4:31 pm


I could just imagine how idiotic a lot of things are on YouTube comments (where most of this internet drama takes place). The next thing I'd expect to see there is an early 1999 born bashing a late 1999 born because of the Columbine shooting and how they (extremely vaguely) remember 9/11. I mean who knows, this stuff may have already happened there.

Personally, I haven't seen any earlier 1999 born people do that but it could happen. I was born in mid 1999....so yeah, lol. However, I have seen some 1999 borns say that they vaguely remember 9/11 but yet they were born in September or October. However, I have seen one early 1999 born say he vaguely remembers 9/11 (born in March) and another who says he doesn't vaguely remember 9/11 (born in January)  :P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/07/17 at 4:52 pm


1. We didn't grow up with smartphones. Getting a smartphone at the age of 12-14 (2011-2013) or even later when your core childhood (ages 5-10) was long over is not the same as a kid born in 2008 having a smartphone in his or her hand everyday at the age of 4 (in 2012)


You know, I agree with you on this point. Since smartphones didn't really start becoming affordable until maybe 2011 or 2012, I wouldn't say that the average 1999er "grew up" with them.

By comparison, I used the internet for the first time in 1998 as an 11-year-old, and got it at my house for the first time in March 2000, a few months shy of my 13th birthday, and I do not consider myself having "grown up" with the internet because I went almost my entire childhood without internet access and had to adapt to using it largely as a teenager. It would've been very similar with late '90s babies and smartphones, whereas a kid born even as early as 2005 would've been using them since they were about 6.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/07/17 at 5:05 pm


You know, I agree with you on this point. Since smartphones didn't really start becoming affordable until maybe 2011 or 2012, I wouldn't say that the average 1999er "grew up" with them.

By comparison, I used the internet for the first time in 1998 as an 11-year-old, and got it at my house for the first time in March 2000, a few months shy of my 13th birthday, and I do not consider myself having "grown up" with the internet because I went almost my entire childhood without internet access and had to adapt to using it largely as a teenager. It would've been very similar with late '90s babies and smartphones, whereas a kid born even as early as 2005 would've been using them since they were about 6.

Yeah that was my point. Everyone of my classmates (most born in 1999, a few born in 1998) remember a time before smartphones. I have yet to meet a person in 1999 that doesn't remember life before smartphones.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: stefanvh on 04/07/17 at 5:21 pm

I was born in 1996, and I definitely do not feel like I am a millennial. Probably because my formative events would line up more with the early to mid 2010s such as the Ukraine situation, Syria, ISIS, Brexit, Trump, social media whereas a "typical" millennial would probably have theirs as dot-com, 9/11, Iraq, and to a certain extent the financial crisis.

That's just me though, I accept I am born on the edge. 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/07/17 at 10:20 pm

I'm a hell of a rarity. Product of a Great Generationer (dad 1927) and a Baby Boomer (mom 1950) and I did not realize I was a Millenial (1986) and I was depressed for about a day after I saw that because I don't really identify with my generation at all. If anything, my sensibilities are more of a combination of my parents'  instead of being influenced by what folks in my bracket was. (although I am way more tolerant and accepting of "alternate" types of people than they ever were)
But I like how I am and who I am and in some contexts, I'm still behind the times, but I don't really care.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/08/17 at 4:22 am


Today - April 4th, 2017, BuzzFeed uploaded a video defining the generations.

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The most interesting thing is that BuzzFeed defines Generation Y (aka Millennials) as being born from 1981-1997 and Generation Z as being born from 1998-2010.

My opinion
1. Being born in 1999, I am very frustrated with being grouped with people born in 2002 and later.
2. By grouping me with those born from 2002-2010, they include me as growing up with smartphones, social media, etc... >:(
3. 1997 is an unusual and weird end to Gen Y.
4. 1998 is an unusual and weird start to Gen Z.
5. This video leaves even more people confused on the whole generation issue (as I've seen in the comments).

Despite the weird dates it's a fantastic and compelling video, it's much better than the other crap Buzzfeed produces.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 10:19 am


Despite the weird dates it's a fantastic and compelling video, it's much better than the other crap Buzzfeed produces.

Yes, I would agree with that statement.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/08/17 at 2:07 pm

Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.

2003 was really the last "pure" year of Gen Y kids' culture, with 2004-2006 being the weird Y/Z cuspy years. 2007 I'd argue was the real, noticeable start of Gen Z kids culture with the release of the iPhone; the Xbox 360 and Wii now having fully overtaken the 6th generation of consoles with plentiful games like Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy; Cartoon Network discontinuing Fridays and the good version of Toonami and betraying their name by producing live-action shows; almost no Saturday morning cartoons left after Kids WB and ABC Kids committed suicide in late 2006; Y or Y/Z cusp shows like That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Ned's Declassified, Billy and Mandy, Ed Edd n Eddy, and Danny Phantom ending and being fully overtaken by Gen Z-targeted shows like Hannah Montana, Out of Jimmy's Head, the Naked Brothers Band, Chowder, and iCarly; etc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 2:26 pm


Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.

2003 was really the last "pure" year of Gen Y kids' culture, with 2004-2006 being the weird Y/Z cuspy years. 2007 I'd argue was the real, noticeable start of Gen Z kids culture with the release of the iPhone; the Xbox 360 and Wii now having fully overtaken the 6th generation of consoles with plentiful games like Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy; Cartoon Network discontinuing Fridays and the good version of Toonami and betraying their name by producing live-action shows; almost no Saturday morning cartoons left after Kids WB and ABC Kids committed suicide in late 2006; Y or Y/Z cusp shows like That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Ned's Declassified, Billy and Mandy, Ed Edd n Eddy, and Danny Phantom ending and being fully overtaken by Gen Z-targeted shows like Hannah Montana, Out of Jimmy's Head, the Naked Brothers Band, Chowder, and iCarly; etc.

What?  ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/08/17 at 3:25 pm


Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.

2003 was really the last "pure" year of Gen Y kids' culture, with 2004-2006 being the weird Y/Z cuspy years. 2007 I'd argue was the real, noticeable start of Gen Z kids culture with the release of the iPhone; the Xbox 360 and Wii now having fully overtaken the 6th generation of consoles with plentiful games like Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy; Cartoon Network discontinuing Fridays and the good version of Toonami and betraying their name by producing live-action shows; almost no Saturday morning cartoons left after Kids WB and ABC Kids committed suicide in late 2006; Y or Y/Z cusp shows like That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Ned's Declassified, Billy and Mandy, Ed Edd n Eddy, and Danny Phantom ending and being fully overtaken by Gen Z-targeted shows like Hannah Montana, Out of Jimmy's Head, the Naked Brothers Band, Chowder, and iCarly; etc.


Okay, a few things.

1. Didn't Chowder and iCarly have a cult following with preteens and teenagers (mostly girls), who were Gen Y kids during the late 2000s?
2. I don't really think a lot of people cared for Saturday morning cartoons that much since the late 90s, when Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network proven themselves to air kids-oriented shows 24/7.
3. Ed Edd n Eddy didn't really end until 2009, unlike the other shows you mentioned.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 3:29 pm


Okay, a few things.

1. Didn't Chowder and iCarly have a cult following with preteens and teenagers (mostly girls), who were Gen Y kids during the late 2000s?
2. I don't really think a lot of people cared for Saturday morning cartoons that much since the late 90s, when Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network proven themselves to air kids-oriented shows 24/7.
3. Ed Edd n Eddy didn't really end until 2009, unlike the other shows you mentioned.

I'm not sure but I think Zelek is joking (I could be wrong though).

One little that I have to say is that while Saturday morning cartoons decline in the 2000s (and died in 2008)....most kids during the 2000s still watched Saturday morning cartoons...I sure did.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/08/17 at 3:46 pm


Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.

2003 was really the last "pure" year of Gen Y kids' culture, with 2004-2006 being the weird Y/Z cuspy years. 2007 I'd argue was the real, noticeable start of Gen Z kids culture with the release of the iPhone; the Xbox 360 and Wii now having fully overtaken the 6th generation of consoles with plentiful games like Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy; Cartoon Network discontinuing Fridays and the good version of Toonami and betraying their name by producing live-action shows; almost no Saturday morning cartoons left after Kids WB and ABC Kids committed suicide in late 2006; Y or Y/Z cusp shows like That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Ned's Declassified, Billy and Mandy, Ed Edd n Eddy, and Danny Phantom ending and being fully overtaken by Gen Z-targeted shows like Hannah Montana, Out of Jimmy's Head, the Naked Brothers Band, Chowder, and iCarly; etc.


2007, I'd actually slightly disagree with you there. Most of 2007 as I could remember still felt cuspy. Late 2007 (September probably) I do agree is where it started to become more Z oriented. And by circa 2009, Millennial cultural influence for kids was completely gone.

School years of the noughties

1999-2000 year: Y
2000-2001 year: Y
2001-2002 year: Y
2002-2003 year: Y
2003-2004 year: Y/Z
2004-2005 year: Y/Z
2005-2006 year: Y/Z
2006-2007 year: Y/Z
2007-2008 year: Z
2008-2009 year: Z
2009-2010 year: Z

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 4:01 pm


2007, I'd actually slightly disagree with you there. Most of 2007 as I could remember still felt cuspy. Late 2007 (September probably) I do agree is where it started to become more Z oriented. And by circa 2009, Millennial cultural influence for kids was completely gone.

School years of the noughties

1999-2000 year: Y
2000-2001 year: Y
2001-2002 year: Y
2002-2003 year: Y
2003-2004 year: Y/Z
2004-2005 year: Y/Z
2005-2006 year: Y/Z
2006-2007 year: Y/Z
2007-2008 year: Z
2008-2009 year: Z
2009-2010 year: Z

Does it really matter?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/08/17 at 4:08 pm


Does it really matter?


I believe it does. I don't really think the entire year of 2007 felt like a complete Z year. It was mostly Z, but it wasn't completely Z by late 2007. Which makes sense because that's when everyone in first-world countries has heard of YouTube, including me.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 4:17 pm


I believe it does. I don't really think the entire year of 2007 felt like a complete Z year. It was mostly Z, but it wasn't completely Z by late 2007. Which makes sense because that's when everyone in first-world countries has heard of YouTube, including me.

No, I mean this conversation about Gen Y kids culture vs Gen Z kids culture and "When it started?". Does it really matter? No.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/08/17 at 4:20 pm


No, I mean this conversation about Gen Y kids culture vs Gen Z kids culture and "When it started?". Does it really matter? No.


Oh.

TBH, you're kinda right. I honestly don't give a crap about being a Y/Z cusp, since I only consider myself as a 2000s kid. Especially when most Z kids are mid-late 2000s babies.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/08/17 at 4:24 pm


Does it really matter?

It's an awful lot of fun.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 4:34 pm


Oh.

TBH, you're kinda right. I honestly don't give a crap about being a Y/Z cusp, since I only consider myself as a 2000s kid. Especially when most Z kids are mid-late 2000s babies.

Yeah. I'm a 2000s kids and I personally identify as Gen Y more than Gen Z but I also except that I can be classified as a "Gen Y/Z cusp".

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 4:35 pm


It's an awful lot of fun.

"Fun"....do you know what that means? ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/08/17 at 5:05 pm


Yes, I would agree with that statement.



some of the videos Buzzfeed puts out are kind of silly.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/08/17 at 8:33 pm


Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.


Obviously i'm bias here, but I think age 4 is when people start to become more aware of the popular culture around them and start to engage in kids culture, not just things targeted at a pre-school audience. I can't speak for Reign Man, T-Rex, 99'er Baby or NewYorkRaven, but I personally started to engage more with popular culture when I was 4 years old. I received a PS2 and Gameboy Advance SP for Christmas that year and I can also remember when songs such as "Hey Ya" by Outkast and "Numb" by Linkin Park were brand new. Not only that, but 2003 is also the first year I can remember things really vividly.

I don't think it's out of the equation for people born in 1999 to have engaged in Millennial kids culture in the Early 2000s, particularly in 2003. Especially for myself having being born in March. I really don't think someone three months older than me, someone born in December 1998, had a drastically different experience of Millennial culture in the Early 2000s compared to what I experienced.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/08/17 at 8:38 pm


Obviously i'm bias here, but I think age 4 is when people start to become more aware of the popular culture around them and start to engage in kids culture, not just things targeted at a pre-school audience. I can't speak for Reign Man, T-Rex, 99'er Baby or NewYorkRaven, but I personally started to engage more with popular culture when I was 4 years old. I received a PS2 and Gameboy Advance SP for Christmas that year and I can also remember when songs such as "Hey Ya" by Outkast and "Numb" by Linkin Park were brand new. Not only that, but 2003 is also the first year I can remember things really vividly.

I don't think it's out of the equation for people born in 1999 to have engaged in Millennial kids culture in the Early 2000s, particularly in 2003. Especially for myself having being born in March. I really don't think someone three months older than me, someone born in December 1998, had a drastically different experience of Millennial culture in the Early 2000s compared to what I experienced.

I agree bro. I don't really care at the end of the day but I've been involved with pop culture since I was 3 in 2002. 2002 was the first year for me with good memory and I remember a lot of things about 2002 (music, TV shows, cartoons, movies, etc).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/08/17 at 8:48 pm

People born in 2000 are Millennials because they were born in the old Millennium. 2001 marks the new Millennium so anyone born on January 1st 2001 and later would not be a pure Millennial. 2001-2006 would be Millennial/Z cuspers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/13/17 at 12:19 pm


People born in 2000 are Millennials because they were born in the old Millennium. 2001 marks the new Millennium so anyone born on January 1st 2001 and later would not be a pure Millennial. 2001-2006 would be Millennial/Z cuspers.
There's no way they can be true Millennials. Yeah, they born in the old Millennium; however, they don't remember that time period. As for Millennial/Z cuspers, they would be pat of it along with the 1999-99 folks.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/13/17 at 12:25 pm


There's no way they can be true Millennials. Yeah, they born in the old Millennium; however, they don't remember that time period. As for Millennial/Z cuspers, they would be pat of it along with the 1999-99 folks.

1999-99 folks? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/13/17 at 12:28 pm


1999-99 folks? ???
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

My bad. It should have said 1995-99/00 folks.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/13/17 at 12:30 pm


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

My bad. It should have said 1995-99/00 folks.

;D OK, I gotcha.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/13/17 at 2:20 pm


I don't really see it as much with those born in 1994, possibly even some '95s.

Oh really? What about this meme that keeps popping up on my social media timeline? ;D

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6MwbyfVMAA1161.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/13/17 at 8:14 pm


Oh really? What about this meme that keeps popping up on my social media timeline? ;D

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6MwbyfVMAA1161.jpg


What I meant was only on 1999 born people (not 1995-1998 born people).

But was that picture made by someone born in 1994?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/13/17 at 8:16 pm


What I meant was only on 1999 born people (not 1995-1998 born people).

But was that picture made by someone born in 1994?

Probably. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/13/17 at 8:26 pm


Probably. ;D

Yes, that's the funny thing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/14/17 at 9:12 pm

Pardon the slight bump. But I've always been a staunch supporter of the "1982, not 1980 or 1981" start for Millennials. 1982 is the class of 2000, they're the reason Strauss and Howe named them Millennials in the first place. 1980-81 feels too early. Plus according to S&H's research and surveys on that class, they represented a notable attitude shift from the previous classes, being less "rough and tough" and having more of a can-do attitude.

Flares up my aspergers when I see all these articles saying 1980 or 1981 are Millennials.

What do you think, ReignMan?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/14/17 at 9:15 pm


Pardon the slight bump. But I've always been a staunch supporter of the "1982, not 1980 or 1981" start for Millennials. 1982 is the class of 2000, they're the reason Strauss and Howe named them Millennials in the first place. 1980-81 feels too early. Plus according to S&H's research and surveys on that class, they represented a notable attitude shift from the previous classes, being less "rough and tough" and having more of a can-do attitude.

Flares up my aspergers when I see all these articles saying 1980 or 1981 are Millennials.


It's not only because of them graduating in 2000. It is also because they believe that they can't remember the Challenger Explosion.

Which is why in my book, Millennials are 1982-1996 (unlikely to remember Challenger Explosion but likely to remember 9/11).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/14/17 at 9:16 pm


Pardon the slight bump. But I've always been a staunch supporter of the "1982, not 1980 or 1981" start for Millennials. 1982 is the class of 2000, they're the reason Strauss and Howe named them Millennials in the first place. 1980-81 feels too early. Plus according to S&H's research and surveys on that class, they represented a notable attitude shift from the previous classes, being less "rough and tough" and having more of a can-do attitude.

Flares up my aspergers when I see all these articles saying 1980 or 1981 are Millennials.

I actually agree with you :D.


It's not only because of them graduating in 2000. It is also because they believe that they can't remember the Challenger Explosion.

Which is why in my book, Millennials are 1982-1996.

You have a book? ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/14/17 at 9:17 pm


I actually agree with you :D.
You have a book? ;)


Nah, what I mean is in my opinion. :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/14/17 at 9:17 pm

I promised I would get away from generationology, but I can't, it's like a drug.

I'll keep posting in this thread as long as people don't insult each other or argue too viciously about their formative experiences being better. That's happened with many a thread.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/14/17 at 9:18 pm


Nah, what I mean is in my opinion. :)

I know I was being silly. In my book, Millennials were born 1982-2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/14/17 at 9:18 pm


I promised I would get away from generationology, but I can't, it's like a drug.

I'll keep posting in this thread as long as people don't insult each other or argue too viciously about their formative experiences being better. That's happened with many a thread.

LOL, I agree with you.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 1:44 pm


2007, I'd actually slightly disagree with you there. Most of 2007 as I could remember still felt cuspy. Late 2007 (September probably) I do agree is where it started to become more Z oriented. And by circa 2009, Millennial cultural influence for kids was completely gone.

School years of the noughties

1999-2000 year: Y
2000-2001 year: Y
2001-2002 year: Y
2002-2003 year: Y
2003-2004 year: Y/Z
2004-2005 year: Y/Z
2005-2006 year: Y/Z
2006-2007 year: Y/Z
2007-2008 year: Z
2008-2009 year: Z
2009-2010 year: Z



Disagree with that one... :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 1:45 pm


Reign Man, Tyrannosaurus, and 1999 Baby 2000s Kid, I'm sorry to say this but I agree with machine here. If you weren't at least 5 by 2003, I don't really think of you completely as Millennials, imho. You're more like Millennial cusps.

2003 was really the last "pure" year of Gen Y kids' culture, with 2004-2006 being the weird Y/Z cuspy years. 2007 I'd argue was the real, noticeable start of Gen Z kids culture with the release of the iPhone; the Xbox 360 and Wii now having fully overtaken the 6th generation of consoles with plentiful games like Halo 3 and Super Mario Galaxy; Cartoon Network discontinuing Fridays and the good version of Toonami and betraying their name by producing live-action shows; almost no Saturday morning cartoons left after Kids WB and ABC Kids committed suicide in late 2006; Y or Y/Z cusp shows like That's So Raven, Kim Possible, Ned's Declassified, Billy and Mandy, Ed Edd n Eddy, and Danny Phantom ending and being fully overtaken by Gen Z-targeted shows like Hannah Montana, Out of Jimmy's Head, the Naked Brothers Band, Chowder, and iCarly; etc.

Having experienced this first hand, I completely agree with all of this Zelek. :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 1:53 pm


2007, I'd actually slightly disagree with you there. Most of 2007 as I could remember still felt cuspy. Late 2007 (September probably) I do agree is where it started to become more Z oriented. And by circa 2009, Millennial cultural influence for kids was completely gone.

School years of the noughties

1999-2000 year: Y
2000-2001 year: Y
2001-2002 year: Y
2002-2003 year: Y
2003-2004 year: Y/Z
2004-2005 year: Y/Z
2005-2006 year: Y/Z
2006-2007 year: Y/Z
2007-2008 year: Z
2008-2009 year: Z
2009-2010 year: Z


Since I know this is pertaining to elementary school, how would you define the '00s school years in terms of high school? As somebody in high school from 2001-2005, I would put it something like this.

1999-00 year: Early Y
2000-01 year: Early Y
2001-02 year: Early Y
2002-03 year: Early Y
2003-04 year: Peak Y
2004-05 year: Peak Y
2005-06 year: Peak Y
2006-07 year: Peak Y
2007-08 year: Peak Y
2008-09 year: Late Y
2009-10 year: Late Y

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 1:57 pm


Since I know this is pertaining to elementary school, how would you define the '00s school years in terms of high school? As somebody in high school from 2001-2005, I would put it something like this.

1999-00 year: Early Y
2000-01 year: Early Y
2001-02 year: Early Y
2002-03 year: Early Y
2003-04 year: Peak Y
2004-05 year: Peak Y
2005-06 year: Peak Y
2006-07 year: Peak Y
2007-08 year: Peak Y
2008-09 year: Late Y
2009-10 year: Late Y

Hey yo Machine, I plan on making a 00s teen thread today. :)
It'll be similar to Arctic fox's 70s, 80s, 90s, and 10s teen threads. Make sure you and fellow 00s teens check it out! ;)  I'll also be might be making a cultural debate vid.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 2:00 pm


Hey yo Machine, I plan on making a 00s teen thread today. :)
It'll be similar to Arctic fox's 70s, 80s, 90s, and 10s teen threads. Make sure you and fellow 00s teens check it out! ;)  I'll also be might be making a cultural debate vid.


I'll be sure to comment. It's about time us '00s teens started getting some respect around here! 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:01 pm


I'll be sure to comment. It's about time us '00s teens started getting some respect around here! 8)

Does being 10 in 2009 count? :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 2:02 pm


Does being 10 in 2009 count? :(

Naw bruh bruh, you mainly a mid 10s teen. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:05 pm


Naw bruh bruh, you mainly a mid 10s teen. ;D

But you was a teen from 2008-2014 :(. I'm a teen from 2012-2018...so some overlap ::).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 2:09 pm


But you was a teen from 2008-2014 :( . I'm a teen from 2012-2018...so some overlap ::) .

Yea.. ::)  but I was mainly early 10s. I have some late 00s teen influence and a little bit of mid. But My peak was 2010-2013.
Yours is 2014-2017. But yeah you're in an awkward position. Since you have early 10s and late 10s teen influence. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:12 pm


Yea.. ::)  but I was mainly early 10s. I have some late 00s teen influence and a little bit of mid. But My peak was 2010-2013.
Yours is 2014-2017. But yeah you're in an awkward position. Since you have early 10s and late 10s teen influence. ;D

Alright, alright ::)...fair enough.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 2:30 pm


Does being 10 in 2009 count? :(


That kinda makes you a preteen, but I don't think it's anywhere similar compared to being 13-19 in 2009.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 2:31 pm


That kinda makes you a preteen, but I don't think it's anywhere similar compared to being 13-19 in 2009.

Naw, he was still in the peak of his childhood. 2010 was his true preteen/tween status.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 2:32 pm


Hey yo Machine, I plan on making a 00s teen thread today. :)
It'll be similar to Arctic fox's 70s, 80s, 90s, and 10s teen threads. Make sure you and fellow 00s teens check it out! ;)  I'll also be might be making a cultural debate vid.


Finally. ArcticFox didn't make it because he thought it wasn't worth his time. I disagree with that, but to each his own.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 2:33 pm


Naw, he was still in the peak of his childhood. 2010 was his true preteen/tween status.


10/11 is still the same to me though. Although that might have to deal with my personal experiences.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:34 pm


That kinda makes you a preteen, but I don't think it's anywhere similar compared to being 13-19 in 2009.


Naw, he was still in the peak of his childhood. 2010 was his true preteen/tween status.

LMAO, y'all taking me too serious ;D.


10/11 is still the same to me though. Although that might have to deal with my personal experiences.

I felt the same in 2010 as I did in 2009.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 2:37 pm


Finally. ArcticFox didn't make it because he thought it wasn't worth his time. I disagree with that, but to each his own.

Naw he just doesn't care about the 00s mainstream culture! ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 2:37 pm


LMAO, y'all taking me too serious ;D.
I felt the same in 2010 as I did in 2009.

10/11 is still the same to me though. Although that might have to deal with my personal experiences.

Well I guss 10 1/2. Cause in 2005 I felt MUCH different than I did in 2006.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:41 pm


Well I guss 10 1/2. Cause in 2005 I felt MUCH different than I did in 2006.

2009 and 2010 were 99.5% the same. The only difference between 2009 and 2010 to me was that I graduated from elementary school in June 2010 and I consider the Summer of 2010...the "Last Summer of my Childhood".

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 2:44 pm

Having watched that video, something that makes me cringe about the comments, is that all these 13 year olds seem to think playing outside as a kid is a "Millennial" thing, and that they're Millennials because they played outside as kids? ???

Like, no, it's not lol. Playing outside is something kids have done since the beginning of time and it's something they STILL do, despite what Facebook "90z keed" chain letters may claim otherwise.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 2:47 pm


Having watched that video, something that makes me cringe about the comments, is that all these 13 year olds seem to think playing outside as a kid is a "Millennial" thing, and that they're Millennials because they played outside as kids? ???

Like, no, it's not lol. Playing outside is something kids have done since the beginning of time and it's something they STILL do, despite what Facebook "90z keed" chain letters may claim otherwise.

I agree, it's stupid when people say that.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 4:16 pm


Having watched that video, something that makes me cringe about the comments, is that all these 13 year olds seem to think playing outside as a kid is a "Millennial" thing, and that they're Millennials because they played outside as kids? ???

Like, no, it's not lol. Playing outside is something kids have done since the beginning of time and it's something they STILL do, despite what Facebook "90z keed" chain letters may claim otherwise.


There weren't any 13-year-olds complaining about "kids these days" not playing outside were there? Because that could get a little awkward. It's like, weren't you still in elementary school, like, two years ago? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 4:18 pm


There weren't any 13-year-olds complaining about "kids these days" not playing outside were there? Because that could get a little awkward. It's like, weren't you still in elementary school, like, two years ago? ???

Actually yes, they were there. ;D

YouTube comments are full of 13 year olds who act like they're ancient and "so mature for my age". It's cringeworthy, but then again, we all were when we were 13.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:19 pm


Actually yes, they were there. ;D

YouTube comments are full of 13 year olds who act like they're ancient and "so mature for my age". It's cringeworthy, but then again, we all were when we were 13.

I just saw a comment by a 13 year old saying that he's "so old" and "old school" because he knows theme songs to TV shows from the 1990s and 2000s ::).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 4:24 pm


Since I know this is pertaining to elementary school, how would you define the '00s school years in terms of high school? As somebody in high school from 2001-2005, I would put it something like this.

1999-00 year: Early Y
2000-01 year: Early Y
2001-02 year: Early Y
2002-03 year: Early Y
2003-04 year: Peak Y
2004-05 year: Peak Y
2005-06 year: Peak Y
2006-07 year: Peak Y
2007-08 year: Peak Y
2008-09 year: Late Y
2009-10 year: Late Y


I agree with this one. Would you also agree with my school year charts from the 1990's?

1989-1990: Core X culture
1990-1991: Core X culture
1991-1992: Later X culture
1992-1993: Later X culture
1993-1994: Later X culture
1994-1995: Mostly later X culture
1995-1996: Slightly leaning towards later X culture
1996-1997: Perfectly X/Y
1997-1998: Slightly leaning towards earlier Y culture
1998-1999: Mostly earlier Y culture
1999-2000: Earlier Y culture

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 4:25 pm


Actually yes, they were there. ;D

YouTube comments are full of 13 year olds who act like they're ancient and "so mature for my age". It's cringeworthy, but then again, we all were when we were 13.


I didn't really care about YouTube comments back then, but sometimes I commented on people's videos during the late 2000s on all caps.  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 4:27 pm


Actually yes, they were there. ;D

YouTube comments are full of 13 year olds who act like they're ancient and "so mature for my age". It's cringeworthy, but then again, we all were when we were 13.


Luckily YouTube and Facebook did not exist when I was 13, so whatever I said online back then was not saved for posterity. I must admit, though, that there are some early forum posts I made back then that I'm not proud of. :-
I just saw a comment by a 13 year old saying that he's "so old" and "old school" because he knows theme songs to TV shows from the 1990s and 2000s ::).


Interesting logic. I used to watch I Love Lucy and Father Knows Best on Nick at Nite back in the '90s, so I guess that makes me a spiritual Baby Boomer! 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:29 pm


Interesting logic. I used to watch I Love Lucy and Father Knows Best on Nick at Nite back in the '90s, so I guess that makes me a spiritual Baby Boomer! 8)

Me too, I also saw The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock when I was younger....I'm obviously a spiritual Baby Boomer 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 4:34 pm

I loved Back to the Future and Sixteen Candles when I was 14, so I'm a Gen Xer.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 4:35 pm


Me too, I also saw The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock when I was younger....I'm obviously a spiritual Baby Boomer 8).


I'm a spiritual Baby Boomer for sure.

Bewitched
Leave it to Beaver
The Andy Griffith Show
The Munsters
McHale's Navy
Burns and Allen Show
Mr. Ed
Father Knows Best
The Patty Duke Show
The Three Stooges (makes me more of a spiritual Silent though)
The Twilight Zone
I Love Lucy
The Beverly Hillbillies

You can thank my parents for the fact that I inherited their Boomer genes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:36 pm


I'm a spiritual Baby Boomer for sure.

Bewitched
Leave it to Beaver
The Andy Griffith Show
The Munsters
McHale's Navy
Burns and Allen Show
Mr. Ed
Father Knows Best
The Patty Duke Show
The Three Stooges (makes me more of a spiritual Silent though)
The Twilight Zone
I Love Lucy
The Beverly Hillbillies

You can thank my parents for the fact that I inherited their Boomer genes.

I only watched the shows in bold when I was younger.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 4:37 pm


I agree with this one. Would you also agree with my school year charts from the 1990's?

1989-1990: Core X culture
1990-1991: Core X culture
1991-1992: Later X culture
1992-1993: Later X culture
1993-1994: Later X culture
1994-1995: Mostly later X culture
1995-1996: Slightly leaning towards later X culture
1996-1997: Perfectly X/Y
1997-1998: Slightly leaning towards earlier Y culture
1998-1999: Mostly earlier Y culture
1999-2000: Earlier Y culture


Yeah, I think that's about perfect. 1991-92 would be the first Late X year with Grunge taking off, and I've always felt that 1995-96 was the last school year that was near 100% X. Gen Y culture really began to seep into high schools in 1996-97 with the likes of the Spice Girls and Hanson.

Just to keep this going, here's how I would define the '90s school years from a kid standpoint, as that was when I was in elementary and middle school.

1989-90: Early Y
1990-91: Early Y
1991-92: Early Y
1992-93: Early Y
1993-94: Kind of a balance between Early Y and Peak Y
1994-95: Peak Y
1995-96: Peak Y
1996-97: Peak Y
1997-98: Peak Y
1998-99: Peak Y
1999-00: Late Y

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 4:38 pm


Luckily YouTube and Facebook did not exist when I was 13, so whatever I said online back then was not saved for posterity. I must admit, though, that there are some early forum posts I made back then that I'm not proud of. :-[


You posted on forums since the early 2000s? Now that's legendary.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:41 pm


You posted on forums since the early 2000s? Now that's legendary.

Yes, that is legendary. Respect to mach!ne_he@d 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 4:42 pm


I loved Back to the Future and Sixteen Candles when I was 14, so I'm a Gen Xer.


Not to mention, I also watched a little bit of H.R. Pufnstuf as a kid (yes, I actually did watch that show). However, by the time it first aired in 1969, both of my parents were kind of too old for the Sid and Marty Krofft stuff (my dad was 16 when it aired, and my mom was 9). Not to mention, my mother wasn't even born in the US.

I mostly however grew up watching Spongebob, The Fairly Oddparents, Nickelodeon Game Show reruns (GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, etc), and as much as I hate to admit it, Barney.

That must also make me an honorary Gen Xer.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:43 pm


Not to mention, I also watched a little bit of H.R. Pufnstuf as a kid. However, by the time it first aired in 1969, both of my parents were kind of too old for the Sid and Marty Krofft stuff (my dad was 16 when it aired, and my mom was 9). Not to mention, my mother wasn't even born in the US.

I mostly however grew up watching Spongebob, The Fairly Oddparents, Nickelodeon Game Show reruns (GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, etc), and as much as I hate to admit it, Barney.

That must also make me an honorary Gen Xer.

I'm also an honorary Gen Xer but I wish that I was actually a Gen Xer (born in either 1970-1975).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 4:44 pm

Another reason why I'm an Xer is because American Werewolf in London was another one of my favorite movies when I was 15.

Also around that age, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was one of my favorite movies, so I must be a baby boomer too.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 4:45 pm


You posted on forums since the early 2000s? Now that's legendary.


Oh yeah, I've been posting on forums since at least late 2000. I used to post stuff on ICQ groups, and video game forums like Game Informer and IGN. I think I started my first IGN account in mid 2002. I don't remember what it was called, though.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 4:47 pm


Yes, that is legendary. Respect to mach!ne_he@d 8).


I wish I knew what forums did he posted on during the early 2000s. That would've been interesting for me to look up.


Oh yeah, I've been posting on forums since at least late 2000. I used to post stuff on ICQ groups, and video game forums like Game Informer and IGN. I think I started my first IGN account in mid 2002. I don't remember what it was called, though.


Oh. Well, I would've looked up your name on IGN. Although it wouldn't be the same since the IGN Boards have that modern feel to me since 2015.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 4:48 pm


I'm also an honorary Gen Xer but I wish that I was actually a Gen Xer (born in either 1970-1975).


The good stuff about it:

You would get into good pop culture.
You would graduate HS prior to the shootings at Columbine High School. You may have also already graduated from college, too.
You would have had in general a freer childhood as a child during the 70's and 80's. To be honest, I also wished that I was born in the 1970's.

However:

You would have to be responsible for the welfare of your children and wife as well as your job, house, etc. You are the head of the family.
You have to pay a lot of taxes.
When researching stuff at HS or college, you would actually have to go to a library instead of searching stuff on your computer.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:50 pm


Oh yeah, I've been posting on forums since at least late 2000. I used to post stuff on ICQ groups, and video game forums like Game Informer and IGN. I think I started my first IGN account in mid 2002. I don't remember what it was called, though.

You're a legend bruv 8).


The good stuff about it:

You would get into good pop culture.
You would graduate HS prior to the shootings at Columbine High School. You may have also already graduated from college, too.
You would have had in general a freer childhood as a child during the 70's and 80's. To be honest, I also wished that I was born in the 1970's.

However:

You would have to be responsible for the welfare of your children and wife as well as your job, house, etc. You are the head of the family.

I have no problem with being head of the family. The perks to me outweigh the benefits...if I was born 1970-1975 (I would of loved it) 8). Also, it's nice to see another '99er wish they were a Gen Xer...awesome bruv.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:51 pm


However:

You have to pay a lot of taxes.
When researching stuff at HS or college, you would actually have to go to a library instead of searching stuff on your computer.

I would have no problem with that.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 4:55 pm


I wish I knew what forums did he posted on during the early 2000s. That would've been interesting for me to look up.

Oh. Well, I would've looked up your name on IGN. Although it wouldn't be the same since the IGN Boards have that modern feel to me since 2015.


Does IGN actually have it's forums archived going back to 2002? If so, I would actually like to try to find a few of my old posts myself.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 4:58 pm


Does IGN actually have it's forums archived going back to 2002? If so, I would actually like to try to find a few of my old posts myself.

I hope you can, you legend 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:03 pm


Does IGN actually have it's forums archived going back to 2002? If so, I would actually like to try to find a few of my old posts myself.


Well, they did. They could probably go all the way back to 2001/2002. Here's a thread from late 2001 from IGN.

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/feature-test-1-0.12404542/

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 5:17 pm


I hope you can, you legend 8).


Legend is a bit of a stretch. I'd settle for hero. ;)

Now, the folks that were posting on Usenet back in the late '80s and early '90s, those guys are legends. 8)


Well, they did. They could probably go all the way back to 2001/2002. Here's a thread from late 2001 from IGN.

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/feature-test-1-0.12404542/


That's cool! I'll have to take a look back through some of those older posts and see if I can find some of mine.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:20 pm


Legend is a bit of a stretch. I'd settle for hero. ;)

Now, the folks that were posting on Usenet back in the late '80s and early '90s, those guys are legends. 8)

Either way, you're my HERO! ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:23 pm


That's cool! I'll have to take a look back through some of those older posts and see if I can find some of mine.


I wish I could've seen your posts on IGN, since I was a member there. I was known as Baltimoreian on their forums, even though some of my posts were kinda embarrassing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:25 pm


I wish I could've seen your posts on IGN, since I was a member there. I was known as Baltimoreian on their forums, even though some of my posts were kinda embarrassing.

I've seen some of your posts and yes some of them are very cringe worthy. Also, you really have a bad rep on IGN.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:32 pm


I've seen some of your posts and yes some of them are very cringe worthy. Also, you really have a bad rep on IGN.


Yeah, they were cringy AF. It was a big mistake yelling at all caps with those people. Especially towards SuperGameCube1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/17 at 5:33 pm

I have a Tripod website that I started around 1999. Does that make me a legend, too? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:34 pm


Yeah, they were cringy AF. It was a big mistake yelling at all caps with those people. Especially towards SuperGameCube1999.

Well, at least you've grown up and matured out of it.


I have a Tripod website that I started around 1999. Does that make me a legend, too? ???

Tripod? You can't be legend because of that ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:35 pm


I have a Tripod website that I started around 1999. Does that make me a legend, too? ???


Was it on how 1999 was the coolest year in history?  ;D ;D


Well, at least you've grown up and matured out of it.


I grew out of it when I joined this site.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/16/17 at 5:38 pm

I had a Geocities website in 2002. My cousin told me to sell the Yu-gi-oh cards I didn't like, so I set that website up. Someone emailed me to buy my cards, but I had no idea how to send it or take payment.  :-[

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/17 at 5:39 pm


Was it on how 1999 was the coolest year in history?  ;D ;D


Not really. I just documented the shows I attended and other random rants of mine. It had a little "Journal" section where I reviewed different shows and bands and what area I was in and I even reviewed some of the most recent album releases. There were also links to other pop punk sites and whatever else.


I had a Geocities website in 2002. My cousin told me to sell the Yu-gi-oh cards I didn't like, so I set that website up. Someone emailed me to buy my cards, but I had no idea how to send it or take payment.  :-[


Haha! Sucker! :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:41 pm


I grew out of it when I joined this site.

Good job.


Not really. I just documented the shows I attended and other random rants of mine. It had a little "Journal" section where I reviewed different shows and bands and what area I was in and I even reviewed some of the most recent album releases. There were also links to other pop punk sites and whatever else.

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder95/23314095.jpg

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 5:42 pm


I had a Geocities website in 2002. My cousin told me to sell the Yu-gi-oh cards I didn't like, so I set that website up. Someone emailed me to buy my cards, but I had no idea how to send it or take payment.  :-[


That's awesome (not the Yu-gi-oh car mishap, though)! I really miss Geocities. Just thinking about that site gives me some huge Web 1.0 era nostalgia.

I created a website on Homestead in 2001. Believe it or not, it was a fansite for the show Reboot, which I was big into watching on Toonami at the time. It was pretty awful. 8-P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:43 pm


Not really. I just documented the shows I attended and other random rants of mine. It had a little "Journal" section where I reviewed different shows and bands and what area I was in and I even reviewed some of the most recent album releases. There were also links to other pop punk sites and whatever else.


That's totally 90s/early 2000s for you. lol

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/17 at 5:44 pm


Good job.
https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder95/23314095.jpg

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


No, my site was really cool. A lot of people in my area used it as a resource for finding music and knowing the best shows to check out. I always had upcoming shows updated, too.


That's totally 90s/early 2000s for you. lol


It was. 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/16/17 at 5:45 pm


Not really. I just documented the shows I attended and other random rants of mine. It had a little "Journal" section where I reviewed different shows and bands and what area I was in and I even reviewed some of the most recent album releases. There were also links to other pop punk sites and whatever else.

Haha! Sucker! :P


Did your site have a hit counter? I kept refreshing to inflate mine ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:46 pm


No, my site was really cool. A lot of people in my area used it as a resource for finding music and knowing the best shows to check out. I always had upcoming shows updated, too.

I'm just messin' with ya! ;D ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/16/17 at 5:48 pm


That's awesome (not the Yu-gi-oh car mishap, though)! I really miss Geocities. Just thinking about that site gives me some huge Web 1.0 era nostalgia.

I created a website on Homestead in 2001. Believe it or not, it was a fansite for the show Reboot, which I was big into watching on Toonami at the time. It was pretty awful. 8-P


Oh I watched that show a lot in the late '90s. The website was terrible, or the show? ;D

A whole fansite, that's dedication!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/17 at 5:50 pm


Did your site have a hit counter? I kept refreshing to inflate mine ;D


It did! I don't remember how high I got but it was a reasonably good number.


I'm just messin' with ya! ;D ;).


Figured. :P ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 5:53 pm


Oh I watched that show a lot in the late '90s. The website was terrible, or the show? ;D

A whole fansite, that's dedication!


Reboot kicked ass. My Homestead site was terrible. ;)

It did have an episode guide, and character bios, though, so it was pretty thorough.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 5:54 pm


Figured. :P ;D

Anyways, yes you're a legend 8).......................even with your Pitbull infatuation ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/16/17 at 5:56 pm


Anyways, yes you're a legend 8).......................even with you Pitbull infatuation ;D.


Thanks! 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 6:00 pm


Thanks! 8)

You're welcome boss 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 6:15 pm


Luckily YouTube and Facebook did not exist when I was 13, so whatever I said online back then was not saved for posterity. I must admit, though, that there are some early forum posts I made back then that I'm not proud of. :-[

Question for you, Machine: since "normies" eat up Buzzfeed like candy, and since this video is quite popular with 2 million views, do you think more and more people have realized, over the past week, that a "Gen Z" in fact exists and Millennials aren't current kids or teens anymore?

A fair amount of people already know this, but I think this video was a blatant slap in the face to the other people who didn't know that yes, YOU, the 25 year old, are the Millennial. Not your 12 year old students. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/16/17 at 6:15 pm


But you was a teen from 2008-2014 :(. I'm a teen from 2012-2018...so some overlap ::).


I personally don't view myself as being a teen anymore. My adolescence ended when I turned 18 a month ago.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 6:17 pm


I personally don't view myself as being a teen anymore. My adolescence ended when I turned 18 a month ago.

18 and 19 are still teens, adolescence is slightly different (when you're 14-17).

Also, I'm not 18 just yet.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 6:43 pm


Question for you, Machine: since "normies" eat up Buzzfeed like candy, and since this video is quite popular with 2 million views, do you think more and more people have realized, over the past week, that a "Gen Z" in fact exists and Millennials aren't current kids or teens anymore?

A fair amount of people already know this, but I think this video was a blatant slap in the face to the other people who didn't know that yes, YOU, the 25 year old, are the Millennial. Not your 12 year old students. ;D


Oh, I'm sure there were quite a few people seeing that video for the first time that were shocked to learn that they were actually considered "Millennials". I've seen this happen myself before, and it can be ugly. I remember a guy I knew born in 1985 that used to rail against 2010's teenagers as "Millennials", and he was stunned when I once told him that actually kids born in the '80s are considered part of that generation. He actually didn't believe me until I showed him the Wikipedia article.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 6:47 pm

Yeah. People born in the 80s tend to get p*ssy about being Millennials. Even if you use a narrow definition like 1980-1995 or 1982-1997 or 1981-1996 (as opposed to a "fat" one like 1980-2000), they still object. The reason being, they feel, is because people born before 1990 know the world without Internet (which became mainstream in 1995), while nobody born after 1990 knows the world without Internet.

I can see their point. But it should be noted that the Internet those of us born in the 90s used in the 00s was rather primitive compared to today. Heck, even 2004-2011 websites, while still in the "Web 2.0" range, still seem relatively quaint and social media-free compared to post-2011 net. Just look at early YouTube. Stuff like Twitter, Facebook, and iPhones didn't REALLY take off until 2011.

But again I see their point. Growing up with smallish-scale Internet isn't the same as growing up with no Internet at all.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 6:51 pm


Yeah. People born in the 80s tend to get p*ssy about being Millennials. Even if you use a narrow definition like 1980-1995 or 1982-1997 or 1981-1996 (as opposed to a "fat" one like 1980-2000), they still object. The reason being, they feel, is because people born before 1990 know the world without Internet (which became mainstream in 1995), while nobody born after 1990 knows the world without Internet.

I can see their point. But it should be noted that the Internet those of us born in the 90s used in the 00s was rather primitive compared to today. Heck, even 2004-2011 websites, while still in the "Web 2.0" range, still seem relatively quaint and social media-free compared to post-2011 net. Just look at early YouTube. Stuff like Twitter, Facebook, and iPhones didn't REALLY take off until 2011.

But again I see their point. Growing up with smallish-scale Internet isn't the same as growing up with no Internet at all.

Yeah, I agree. I can understand their points but still stop acting like d*cks.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 6:52 pm


Oh, I'm sure there were quite a few people seeing that video for the first time that were shocked to learn that they were actually considered "Millennials".

And on the other side of the spectrum, you have people born in 1998-2000 who were shocked that they aren't Millennials (see comments of the video).

I can see where they're coming from though. Considering the media seemingly tries to portray those born in 98-2000, i.e. Jaden Smith, as being the heart and soul of the Millennials (because the makeup-caked charismatic-less vampires on Fox News and MSNBC think "Millennial" = "anyone young").

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 6:53 pm


And on the other side of the spectrum, you have people born in 1998-2000 who were shocked that they aren't Millennials (see comments of the video).

I can see where they're coming from though. Considering the media seemingly tries to portray those born in 98-2000, i.e. Jaden Smith, as being the heart and soul of the Millennials (because the makeup-caked charismatic-less vampires on Fox News and MSNBC think "Millennial" = "anyone young").

I agree, it infuriates me a bit.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 6:56 pm

What do they know? They're fake news. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 7:00 pm


What do they know? They're fake news. ;D

Absolutely ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/16/17 at 7:03 pm


Yeah. People born in the 80s tend to get p*ssy about being Millennials. Even if you use a narrow definition like 1980-1995 or 1982-1997 or 1981-1996 (as opposed to a "fat" one like 1980-2000), they still object. The reason being, they feel, is because people born before 1990 know the world without Internet (which became mainstream in 1995), while nobody born after 1990 knows the world without Internet.

I can see their point. But it should be noted that the Internet those of us born in the 90s used in the 00s was rather primitive compared to today. Heck, even 2004-2011 websites, while still in the "Web 2.0" range, still seem relatively quaint and social media-free compared to post-2011 net. Just look at early YouTube. Stuff like Twitter, Facebook, and iPhones didn't REALLY take off until 2011.

But again I see their point. Growing up with smallish-scale Internet isn't the same as growing up with no Internet at all.


I find that line of thinking that anybody born post-1989 does not know anything about a world without the internet to be absurd myself. My 1991 born brother grew up without the internet just like I did. Yes, the internet started to become "mainstream" in 1995-96, but it was hardly ubiquitous in the Dot-Com era. Even up to, like, 2000 or 2001 less than 50% of the U.S. population had internet access.

Hell, I didn't even use the internet all that much in the early '00s, honestly. There wasn't really that much to do on there back then, compared to today. I'd go online for maybe an hour a day back then, if that. I would go so far as to say that the internet didn't really become the key part of our everyday lives that it is today until YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, etc. really took off in the late '00s. Certainly anybody born in 1995 could remember a time when the internet was not as "vital" as it is these days.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 7:09 pm


I find that line of thinking that anybody born post-1989 does not know anything about a world without the internet to be absurd myself. My 1991 born brother grew up without the internet just like I did. Yes, the internet started to become "mainstream" in 1995-96, but it was hardly ubiquitous in the Dot-Com era. Even up to, like, 2000 or 2001 less than 50% of the U.S. population had internet access.

Hell, I didn't even use the internet all that much in the early '00s, honestly. There wasn't really that much to do on there back then, compared to today. I'd go online for maybe an hour a day back then, if that. I would go so far as to say that the internet didn't really become the key part of our everyday lives that it is today until YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, etc. really took off in the late '00s. Certainly anybody born in 1995 could remember a time when the internet was not as "vital" as it is these days.

Even a 99er like me slightly remembers a time before the Internet was not vital to our daily lives.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 7:16 pm


And on the other side of the spectrum, you have people born in 1998-2000 who were shocked that they aren't Millennials (see comments of the video).

I can see where they're coming from though. Considering the media seemingly tries to portray those born in 98-2000, i.e. Jaden Smith, as being the heart and soul of the Millennials (because the makeup-caked charismatic-less vampires on Fox News and MSNBC think "Millennial" = "anyone young").


Pew just goes by anyone who's 18-34 in a certain year, which is just as bad.

Millennial = / = Young guy

They are not synonymous terms.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 7:23 pm


And on the other side of the spectrum, you have people born in 1998-2000 who were shocked that they aren't Millennials (see comments of the video).

I can see where they're coming from though. Considering the media seemingly tries to portray those born in 98-2000, i.e. Jaden Smith, as being the heart and soul of the Millennials (because the makeup-caked charismatic-less vampires on Fox News and MSNBC think "Millennial" = "anyone young").


And about 3-5 years from now, Jojo Siwa will be represented by the media as the truest Millennial that ever lived.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 7:29 pm

Roll 'em in a circle of dudes
And watch me break 'em with the 7, 7-11, 7-11
7, even back door Lil Joe :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 7:56 pm


And about 3-5 years from now, even Jojo Siwa will be represented by the media as the truest Millennial that ever lived.


IDK who that is, but assuming she was born after 2000, I'd have to agree with Zelek that as more and more 'normies' start to become accustomed to 'Gen Z', the media will likely stop claiming all young people=Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 7:57 pm


IDK who that is, but assuming she was born after 2000, I'd have to agree with Zelek that as more and more 'normies' start to become accustomed to 'Gen Z', the media will likely stop claiming all young people=Millennials.

Hopefully.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 8:05 pm


IDK who that is, but assuming she was born after 2000, I'd have to agree with Zelek that as more and more 'normies' start to become accustomed to 'Gen Z', the media will likely stop claiming all young people=Millennials.


Jojo Siwa is a dancer from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. If you were wondering about her age, she was born on May 19, 2003.

http://celebrityphone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JoJo-Siwa-1.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 8:06 pm

I'm not exactly sure why Buzzfeed chose 1997 of all years to close off the Millennials.

But part of me thinks they, perhaps, noticed 2003 was the last year of "pure Millennial" things like ska music, Pokemon when Misty was there, the popularity of JNCO jeans, Toonami pre-Saturday nights, etc. And since ages 6-12 are considered your "core" childhood years, they subtracted the minimum number (6) from 2003, thus arriving at 1997.

I could be giving them too much credit though. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:06 pm


Jojo Siwa is a dancer from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. If you were wondering about her age, she was born on May 19, 2003.

http://celebrityphone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JoJo-Siwa-1.jpg

Why do you know who she is? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 8:07 pm


I'm not exactly sure why Buzzfeed chose 1997 of all years to close off the Millennials.

But part of me thinks they, perhaps, noticed 2003 was the last year of "pure Millennial" things like ska music, Pokemon when Misty was there, the popularity of JNCO jeans, Toonami pre-Saturday nights, etc. And since ages 5-12 are considered your "core" childhood years, they subtracted the minimum number (5) from 2003, thus arriving at 1997.

I could be giving them too much credit though. ;D


But by that definition wouldn't it suitable for 1998 being the cutoff ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 8:10 pm


But by that definition wouldn't it suitable for 1998 being the cutoff ???

Gaaahhh, I meant to say ages 6-12. Fixed!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 8:10 pm


Why do you know who she is? ???


How? Youtube and Nickelodeon.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:11 pm

I don't care what anyone say Millennials are born from 1982-2000. People born 1982-1984/1985 will feel that they are a mix of Gen X and Gen Y. Meanwhile, people born from 1997/1998-2000 will feel that they are a mix of both Gen Y and Gen Z.


How? Youtube and Nickelodeon.

Why? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 8:13 pm


I don't care what anyone say Millennials are born from 1982-2000. People born 1982-1984/1985 will feel that they are a mix of Gen X and Gen Y. Meanwhile, people born from 1997/1998-2000 will feel that they are a mix of both Gen Y and Gen Z.
Why? ???


I still sometimes watch Nickelodeon whenever Spongebob is on, and I happened to see Jojo Siwa on a bumper (probably a Nickelodeon KCA bumper). At first I didn't really have a clue who she was and then I looked her up on Google and to some extent YouTube. Please do not take this in a bad way.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:18 pm


I still sometimes watch Nickelodeon whenever Spongebob is on, and I happened to see Jojo Siwa on a bumper (probably a Nickelodeon KCA bumper). At first I didn't really have a clue who she was and then I looked her up on Google and to some extent YouTube. Please do not take this in a bad way.

I'm not taking it in a bad way but I just didn't expect you to know who she is. It's OK bruv :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/16/17 at 8:26 pm

Millennials (1975 to 2006).  :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 8:30 pm

When it comes to cutoff dates for the Millennial generation, the ones that end with an even number tend to be the most suitable.

1994: Mainly because:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 1999 and enter compulsory school right before Y2K while when internet adoption rates were under 50%

-they were ages 7/8 (their childhood peaks, also when they enter the concrete operational stage) in 2001-2002 thus making them to last be able to fully remember and comprehend the full impact of 9/11

-they were the last to enter their teens during the core 2000's, the year 2007

-were the last to be old enough to vote (if they so wished to) for Obama, also last to come of age before the Y/Z Cultural transition (2013-2017)


1996: mainly:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 2001 and enter compulsory school before 9/11

-they were the last to be in their peak childhoods during the last 100% Y kid oriented cultural school year in 2003-2004

-they were the last to enter their teens in the 2000's

-they were the last to be in their peak youthful periods (entirety aged 9-24, peaking 16-17) in pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013 (right before the Y/Z transition)

-they were the last to come of age in the first half of the 2010's and vote in the 2014 election, this all pre 2016/Trump era politics


1998 mainly:

-they were the last to have possibly 'vague' memories of 9/11 and or a pre 9/11 world

-the last to be in their core childhoods in the Y era of kids culture during 2003-2004, and to spend a significant amount of time during Y culture with their childhoods peaking in 2005-2006 which was the ultimate Y/Z cusp school year pertaining to kid culture

-the last to be in high school during the pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013

-the last to be at the peak of their youth when culture slightly leaned more Y in 2014-2015

-the last to come of age in the liberal 'Millennial' era of the mid 2010's in 2016, before Trump came into office, also the youngest to vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016


Finally you have 2000 mainly:

-they were the last to be born in the 20th century

-going with the generally accepted 1982-2000 definition, 2000 being the end coincides with the Chinese Zodiac in similarity to the Baby Boomers being 1946-1964

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods when Y kid culture was at least 50% influential to pop culture in the 2005-2006 school year

-the last to spend most of their core childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, being at their core as ages 7/8 in 2007-2008 right before
the storm (although this was when we were 100% deep into Z kid culture by then)

-the last to be enter their youth period in the 2000's, at age 9

-the last to become teens in the early 10's

-the last to spend most of their 'youth', aka ages 16-17, during the liberal political era that Millennials came of age in, during 2016-2017 (although pop culturally things started to swing more Z by this point)

So from a political standpoint it seems like 2000 borns (ironically) are the last to have a stereotypical Y up brining, as in having most of their childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, and having most of their youth before Trump became president. However, culturally they would be the first to have a stereotypical Z upbringing such as having most of their core childhoods when Z kid culture was relevant, and having the peak of their youth in 2016-2017 when Z youth culture is now relevant and they will continue to be in their youths well into the 2020's).

So from a political/demographic standpoint, 2000 seems to be the most reasonable cutoff point, 1998 is reasonable from both a cultural and demographic standpoint despite them being massively cuspy as well. Those born in from 1995-1997/8 are safely Y (despite having a few Z influences), and those born in 1994 & before (like till the early 80's) are unequivocally Y.

In short 1994, 1996, 1998, & 2000 seem to be the most balanced cutoff years. I agree with Zelek that 1997 really isn't a noteworthy cutoff year.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:34 pm


When it comes to cutoff dates for the Millennial generation, the ones that end with an even number tend to be the most suitable.

1994: Mainly because:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 1999 and enter compulsory school right before Y2K while when internet adoption rates were under 50%

-they were ages 7/8 (their childhood peaks, also when they enter the concrete operational stage) in 2001-2002 thus making them to last be able to fully remember and comprehend the full impact of 9/11

-they were the last to enter their teens during the core 2000's, the year 2007

-were the last to be old enough to vote (if they so wished to) for Obama, also last to come of age before the Y/Z Cultural transition (2013-2017)


1996: mainly:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 2001 and enter compulsory school before 9/11

-they were the last to be in their peak childhoods during the last 100% Y kid oriented cultural school year in 2003-2004

-they were the last to enter their teens in the 2000's

-they were the last to be in their peak youthful periods (entirety aged 9-24, peaking 16-17) in pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013 (right before the Y/Z transition)

-they were the last to come of age in the first half of the 2010's and vote in the 2014 election, this all pre 2016/Trump era politics


1998 mainly:

-they were the last to have possibly 'vague' memories of 9/11 and or a pre 9/11 world

-the last to be in their core childhoods in the Y era of kids culture during 2003-2004, and to spend a significant amount of time during Y culture with their childhoods peaking in 2005-2006 which was the ultimate Y/Z cusp school year pertaining to kid culture

-the last to be in high school during the pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013

-the last to be at the peak of their youth when culture slightly leaned more Y in 2014-2015

-the last to come of age in the liberal 'Millennial' era of the mid 2010's in 2016, before Trump came into office, also the youngest to vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016


Finally you have 2000 mainly:

-they were the last to be born in the 20th century

-going with the generally accepted 1982-2000 definition, 2000 being the end coincides with the Chinese Zodiac in similarity to the Baby Boomers being 1946-1964

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods when Y kid culture was at least 50% influential to pop culture in the 2005-2006 school year

-the last to spend most of their core childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, being at their core as ages 7/8 in 2007-2008 right before
the storm

-the last to be enter their youth period in the 2000's, at age 9

-the last to become teens in the early 10's

-the last to spend most of their 'youth', aka ages 16-17, during the liberal political era that Millennials came of age in, during 2016-2017 (although pop culturally things started to swing more Z by this point)


In short 1994, 1996, 1998, & 2000 seem to be the most balanced cutoff years. I agree with Zelek that 1997 really isn't a noteworthy cutoff year.

Solid and detailed post. I agree :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 8:34 pm


And since ages 6-12 are considered your "core" childhood years,

It's really 6-10...
11 and 12 are "latter'' childhood years.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:36 pm


When it comes to cutoff dates for the Millennial generation, the ones that end with an even number tend to be the most suitable.

1994: Mainly because:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 1999 and enter compulsory school right before Y2K while when internet adoption rates were under 50%

-they were ages 7/8 (their childhood peaks, also when they enter the concrete operational stage) in 2001-2002 thus making them to last be able to fully remember and comprehend the full impact of 9/11

-they were the last to enter their teens during the core 2000's, the year 2007

-were the last to be old enough to vote (if they so wished to) for Obama, also last to come of age before the Y/Z Cultural transition (2013-2017)


1996: mainly:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 2001 and enter compulsory school before 9/11

-they were the last to be in their peak childhoods during the last 100% Y kid oriented cultural school year in 2003-2004

-they were the last to enter their teens in the 2000's

-they were the last to be in their peak youthful periods (entirety aged 9-24, peaking 16-17) in pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013 (right before the Y/Z transition)

-they were the last to come of age in the first half of the 2010's and vote in the 2014 election, this all pre 2016/Trump era politics


1998 mainly:

-they were the last to have possibly 'vague' memories of 9/11 and or a pre 9/11 world

-the last to be in their core childhoods in the Y era of kids culture during 2003-2004, and to spend a significant amount of time during Y culture with their childhoods peaking in 2005-2006 which was the ultimate Y/Z cusp school year pertaining to kid culture

-the last to be in high school during the pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013

-the last to be at the peak of their youth when culture slightly leaned more Y in 2014-2015

-the last to come of age in the liberal 'Millennial' era of the mid 2010's in 2016, before Trump came into office, also the youngest to vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016


Finally you have 2000 mainly:

-they were the last to be born in the 20th century

-going with the generally accepted 1982-2000 definition, 2000 being the end coincides with the Chinese Zodiac in similarity to the Baby Boomers being 1946-1964

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods when Y kid culture was at least 50% influential to pop culture in the 2005-2006 school year

-the last to spend most of their core childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, being at their core as ages 7/8 in 2007-2008 right before
the storm

-the last to be enter their youth period in the 2000's, at age 9

-the last to become teens in the early 10's

-the last to spend most of their 'youth', aka ages 16-17, during the liberal political era that Millennials came of age in, during 2016-2017 (although pop culturally things started to swing more Z by this point)


In short 1994, 1996, 1998, & 2000 seem to be the most balanced cutoff years. I agree with Zelek that 1997 really isn't a noteworthy cutoff year.

Although, I would disagree with you on one point with 1998....I think 1999 is the last to have vague memories of 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 8:40 pm


Although, I would disagree with you on one point with 1998....I think 1999 is the last to have vague memories of 9/11.


I think only half of 1999 babies could vaguely remember 9/11. I can't remember it since I was born in late 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/16/17 at 8:42 pm

Baby Boomers are generally considered to be born from 1946 to 1964.

1946, WWII had already ended, especially a year earlier. 1964 is when 'The Sixties' was considered to have finally started culturally.

Since events can be a great start and end date for generations, like the Baby Boomers. Maybe 1982 to 2000 are the Millennials? That's when the economy in the US is said to have exploded and did great.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:43 pm


I think only half of 1999 babies could vaguely remember 9/11. I can't remember it since I was born in late 1999.

I didn't say all 1999 babies bud. Just that people born in 1999 are last ones to have vague memories of 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 8:43 pm


I agree with Zelek that 1997 really isn't a noteworthy cutoff year.

It's not that noteworthy, but I think the reason Buzzfeed chose it is because they were the last to have at least part of their core childhood(6-10) in the days of Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), pre-Channel Chasers Fairly Odd Parents, pre-cancellation Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 8:43 pm


Although, I would disagree with you on one point with 1998....I think 1999 is the last to have vague memories of 9/11.


The reason I said 1998 because they would've been 3, thus the last to be in their early childhood prior to 9/11. Most people agree that children receive their first substantial memories around age 3 or 4, so 1997/8 would the last to possibly have substantial memories of it. However, vague memories do first appear at age 2, so its possible some 1999 babies could, but like NewYorkRaven mentioned, it'll likely only be reserved to early 99 babies. After that, its nears impossible for someone to remember 9/11

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 8:44 pm


Jojo Siwa is a dancer from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. If you were wondering about her age, she was born on May 19, 2003.

http://celebrityphone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JoJo-Siwa-1.jpg


She looks like she was born in 2009.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 8:44 pm


It's not that noteworthy, but I think the reason Buzzfeed chose it is because they were the last to have at least part of their core childhood(6-10) in the days of Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), pre-Channel Chasers Fairly Odd Parents, pre-cancellation Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.

I see. These are VERY valid reasons... But 1998 seems like a better cut off tho.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:45 pm


It's not that noteworthy, but I think the reason Buzzfeed chose it is because they were the last to have at least part of their core childhood(6-10) in the days of Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), pre-Channel Chasers Fairly Odd Parents, pre-cancellation Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.

Stop trying to defend BuzzFeed.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:46 pm


I see. These are VERY valid reasons... But 1998 seems like a better cut off tho.

2000 is better cutoff :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 8:46 pm


Stoo trying to defend BuzzFeed.

I agree ReignMan. ::)  Buzzfeed is cancer after all! ;) ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:47 pm


I agree ReignMan. ::)  Buzzfeed is cancer after all! ;) ;D

True ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 8:47 pm


2000 is better cutoff :) .

aww I see what you doin! ;) 

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 8:48 pm


True ;) .

I keep forgetting to call you Shawn! ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 8:49 pm


Stop trying to defend BuzzFeed.

I have to defend them, they're my employers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 8:49 pm


It's not that noteworthy, but I think the reason Buzzfeed chose it is because they were the last to have at least part of their core childhood(6-10) in the days of Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), pre-Channel Chasers Fairly Odd Parents, pre-cancellation Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.


That makes sense. FWIW, it all boils down to where you choose for core childhood to begin. Some say age 5, others say age 6. However, literally everybody agrees that by 7 your solidly in you core years. Now personally I don't see age 5 as entirely core. I see it as a transitional year more or less, similar to age 10. The full core 'meat and potatoes' of someone's childhood is ages 6-9, with ages 5 & 10 acting as transitional mediators. Ages 3-4 is solidly early, ages 11-12 is solidly late.



I see. These are VERY valid reasons... But 1998 seems like a better cut off tho.


THIS. I'd have to agree out of all the cutoff points 1998 seems the most reasonable for the reasons I laid above. However, I do get where ReignMan99 is coming from that to cutoff at 1998 is kind of awkward since you would allow everybody born in the 90's to be Gen Y, but then all of a sudden leave 1999 out of out the picture. By this token I'm okay with extending the cutoff point a couple years to 2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:50 pm


aww I see what you doin! ;)

;)


I keep forgetting to call you Shawn! ;D

It's OK ;D.


I have to defend them, they're my employers.

I knew it ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 8:52 pm


Solid and detailed post. I agree :).


1993 is the only odd year that I could probably see as a possible cutoff (last to be able to drive in the 2000's, last to be at elementary school when the Columbine shooting took place, last to remember Nick's Golden Age).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 8:52 pm


The reason I said 1998 because they would've been 3, thus the last to be in their early childhood prior to 9/11. Most people agree that children receive their first substantial memories around age 3 or 4, so 1997/8 would the last to possibly have substantial memories of it. However, vague memories do first appear at age 2, so its possible some 1999 babies could, but like NewYorkRaven mentioned, it'll likely only be reserved to early 99 babies. After that, its nears impossible for someone to remember 9/11


I said half of 1999 babies, meaning those who were born in early-mid 1999. I'm not sure those who were born in September to December of 1999, since they were under 2 years old when it happened.


It's not that noteworthy, but I think the reason Buzzfeed chose it is because they were the last to have at least part of their core childhood(6-10) in the days of Powerhouse Era for CN, Klasky Csupo Era for Nick, Golden/Silver Age of Kids Wb & Fox Kids/Block, the last Web 1.0 school year, the last school year discmans were popular, the last firm CRT school year, the last year VHS was still sold to the publicl and it was normal to still watch it, the last year of the Gameboy era, the last year when cell phones weren't a necessary and payphones were common, the last year toys like Bop It's, Tamagotchis/Neopets, Pokemom/YuGiOH Cards, Furbys, Robodogs, Super Soakers, Nickelodeon branded toys, & Beyblades were firmly popular, the last good school year for SpongeBob, YuGiOh, Pokemon (original 5 seasons), pre-Channel Chasers Fairly Odd Parents, pre-cancellation Family Guy, the last year a Pop Punk, Nu Metal & early 00's style R&B were popular, baggy jeans were fashionable with guys, stores like Old Navy were still relevant, Online gaming not system seller and local multiplayer still very common, etc.


I think it's subjective to think that VHS tapes were last sold in 2003, even though the last official tapes were released in early 2006. Even in where I live, people still find VHS tapes to be normal while watching after 2006. It wasn't really until 2009 when people didn't really care about the format anymore and just threw them out. Even my dad decided to throw out my family's collection of VHS tapes, since nobody really uses them anymore.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:53 pm


THIS. I'd have to agree out of all the cutoff points 1998 seems the most reasonable for the reasons I laid above. However, I do get where ReignMan99 is coming from that to cutoff at 1998 is kind of awkward since you would allow everybody born in the 90's to be Gen Y, but then all of a sudden leave 1999 out of out the picture. By this token I'm okay with extending the cutoff point a couple years to 2000.

You can just call me Shawn or "ReignMan"/"Reign Man".

Anyways, I just don't see the point in leaving 1999 and 2000 out of Gen Y but that could be because I'm biased.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 8:53 pm


I have to defend them, they're my employers.


OMG! Zelek is secretly a Buzzfeed employer. NOES!!!!  :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:54 pm


1993 is the only odd year that I could probably see as a possible cutoff (last to be able to drive in the 2000's, last to be at elementary school when the Columbine shooting took place, last to remember Nick's Golden Age).

1993 is definitely an odd end date to Gen Y.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 8:55 pm


The reason I said 1998 because they would've been 3, thus the last to be in their early childhood prior to 9/11. Most people agree that children receive their first substantial memories around age 3 or 4, so 1997/8 would the last to possibly have substantial memories of it. However, vague memories do first appear at age 2, so its possible some 1999 babies could, but like NewYorkRaven mentioned, it'll likely only be reserved to early 99 babies. After that, its nears impossible for someone to remember 9/11

I'm not 100% sure if I can remember 9/11 or not but I was just saying that 1999 borns (even if it's just early to mid) are the last people who would have vague memories of 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 8:56 pm


I said half of 1999 babies, meaning those who were born in early-mid 1999. I'm not sure those who were born in September to December of 1999, since they were under 2 years old when it happened.


I sincerely doubt anyone born in '99 could remember 9/11 (even admitting it myself). Even I have a hard time finding 1998ers who could remember the event. The only guy I know born in '98 who could remember the event is the guy who sits next to me in my period 3 class (sadly, it happened to be his birthday).

Don't get me wrong. I've heard of many cases where people born in the late 90's could remember the year 2001 (like myself where I can remember a trip to the beach about two months before 9/11), but they don't remember 9/11. This is why I sometimes use 1996 as the "last birthyear that could remember 9/11".

I am thinking about doing a survey about 9/11 memories at college next year that will consist of test takers born between 1997 and 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 8:59 pm


I don't care what anyone say Millennials are born from 1982-2000. People born 1982-1984/1985 will feel that they are a mix of Gen X and Gen Y. Meanwhile, people born from 1997/1998-2000 will feel that they are a mix of both Gen Y and Gen Z.
Why? ???


I don't think people born in 1984 and 1985 remember Reagan enough to be XY cuspers. To be Gen X you need to know the Reagan era like the back of your hand.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:00 pm


I sincerely doubt anyone born in '99 could remember 9/11 (even admitting it myself). Even I have a hard time finding 1998ers who could remember the event. The only guy I know born in '98 who could remember the event is the guy who sits next to me in my period 3 class (sadly, it happened to be his birthday).

Don't get me wrong. I've heard of many cases where people born in the late 90's could remember the year 2001 (like myself), but they don't remember 9/11. This is why I sometimes use 1996 as the "last birthyear that could remember 9/11".

I am thinking about doing a survey about 9/11 memories at college next year that will consist of test takers born between 1997 and 1999.

SharksFan99 and TheKid99 can remember 9/11 and they were born in 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 9:01 pm


SharksFan99 and TheKid99 can remember 9/11 and they were born in 1999.


TheKid99, wasn't he born later in the year like I was?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:01 pm


I don't think people born in 1984 and 1985 remember Reagan enough to be XY cuspers. To be Gen X you need to know the Reagan era like the back of your hand.

Why does remembering the "the Reagan era like the back of your hand." constitute as them potentially being a XY cusper or not? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:02 pm


TheKid99, wasn't he born later in the year like I was?

He was born in October.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 9:02 pm


I don't think people born in 1984 and 1985 remember Reagan enough to be XY cuspers. To be Gen X you need to know the Reagan era like the back of your hand.


Not to mention, it would be basically impossible for any of them to remember the Challenger explosion.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 9:04 pm


Why does remembering the "the Reagan era like the back of your hand." constitute as them potentially being a XY cusper or not? ???


Because you have to remember the wild unregulated 80s, especially the 1984-1987 boom period. Someone born in 1984 or 1985 isn't going to have a grasp of it because the first president they probably know is Bush Sr.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:06 pm


Not to mention, it would be basically impossible for any of them to remember the Challenger explosion.

Yes but Gen X culture lasted until the late '90s and I have seen some 1984 and 1985 borns who feel like a mix of Gen X and Gen Y.


Because you have to remember the wild unregulated 80s, especially the 1984-1987 boom period. Someone born in 1984 or 1985 isn't going to have a grasp of it because the first president they probably know is Bush Sr.

Bush 41's term was still dominated by Gen Y culture. Also, this is not about politics this is about...how many 1984 and 1985 feel as those they are a mix of Gen X and Gen Y.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 9:06 pm

It also really depends on where one lives.

A New York City resident born in 1996 or 1997 will definitely remember 9/11 better than a Turku (Finland) resident born in 1994.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:11 pm


SharksFan99 and TheKid99 can remember 9/11 and they were born in 1999.


TheKid99 could remember 9/11? I think he remembers it vaguely, or either had his mom tell it to him since he was almost two years old when it happened.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 9:12 pm


It also really depends on where one lives.

A New York City resident born in 1996 or 1997 will definitely remember 9/11 better than a Turku (Finland) resident born in 1994.

True.

I was born in 1995 but unlike many people my age, I don't remember 9/11. For one, we were living on the west coast at the time, and my parents weren't too worried because the attacks happened on the other side of the country, so they didn't make a fuss that day. For another, I just watched Nickelodeon at age 6, and the kids channels were still showing normal programming on 9/11, rather than pre-empting it for news coverage like the "grown-up" channels were doing. So I never saw the news reports of 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:17 pm


TheKid99 could remember 9/11? I think he remembers it vaguely, or either had his mom tell it to him since he was almost two years old when it happened.

He said that he has autism which I guess makes him memory better. He was born in October 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:18 pm


I was born in 1995 but unlike many people my age, I don't remember 9/11. For one, we were living on the west coast at the time, and my parents weren't too worried because the attacks happened on the other side of the country, so they didn't make a fuss that day. For another, I just watched Nickelodeon at age 6, and the kids channels were still showing normal programming on 9/11, rather than pre-empting it for news coverage like the "grown-up" channels were doing. So I never saw the news reports of 9/11.


I think they wanted kids to watch cartoons instead of worrying about an attack that they'll barely remember. So I guess why you never really watched the news reports of 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:20 pm


He said that he has autism which I guess makes him memory better. He was born in October 1999.


Well, I have autism and I never had any memories over 9/11. I learned about it when I heard that Osama Bin Laden was killed.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:21 pm


I think they wanted kids to watch cartoons instead of worrying about an attack that they'll barely remember. So I guess why you never really watched the news reports of 9/11.

Nickelodeon just isn't obligated to show the news in cases of tragedy (or anytime at all). It's a kids channel, that's it.


Well, I have autism and I never had any memories over 9/11. I learned about it when I heard that Osama Bin Laden was killed.

That's pretty late to know about it and you have autism? :o. You never said that you did.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/16/17 at 9:24 pm


Nickelodeon just isn't obligated to show the news in cases of tragedy (or anytime at all). It's a kids channel, that's it.
That's pretty late to know about it and you have autism? :o. You never said that you did.


He's mentioned it, at least twice, before you came on this website. So you probably don't remember.  :o

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:26 pm


He's mentioned it, at least twice, before you came on this website. So you probably don't remember.  :o

Well yeah, I obviously can't remember something that happened before I came ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:36 pm


I am a 1999-born who lived in a small rural town in Northwestern PA when 9/11 took place. The funny part is that I have this one memory in mid 2001, but I could never recall any news events from the early 2000's.

What's even more frustrating is that I have older parents (Mom is 56 and Dad is 63),  and I personally just can't see how people like myself with parents born in the 1950's (however, my mom missed the 1950's by not even half a year, being born in mid June 1960) would in some sources belong in the same generation as people with parents that are even younger than most of my paternal cousins (most of which were born in the 1970s) and probably even younger than Lindsay Lohan. just because of a major news event that the two of us can't really remember for example. And if I talk about other factors for example, people might get different perspectives. And if you talk about how you have some late 90's memories, others may also get a different perspective.

The whole concept of generations is just, you know, silly. I truly wish this thread just was locked, and if possible, deleted because I really do not want these types of threads to get out of control and/or escalate like they do on PersonalityCafe.

Woah bruh :o  :o :o. Damn.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:40 pm


Nickelodeon just isn't obligated to show the news in cases of tragedy (or anytime at all). It's a kids channel, that's it.


Well, they did have a program called Nick News which talked about serious events. I remember they did an episode on 9/11.


That's pretty late to know about it and you have autism? :o. You never said that you did.


Well, my parents mostly sheltered from current events. I mostly watched cartoons and PBS Kids stuff when I was a kid. Also, I barely mention about my autism because they don't seem relevant within most threads here.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/16/17 at 9:43 pm


The reason I said 1998 because they would've been 3, thus the last to be in their early childhood prior to 9/11. Most people agree that children receive their first substantial memories around age 3 or 4, so 1997/8 would the last to possibly have substantial memories of it. However, vague memories do first appear at age 2, so its possible some 1999 babies could, but like NewYorkRaven mentioned, it'll likely only be reserved to early 99 babies. After that, its nears impossible for someone to remember 9/11


I have asked a few of my friends born in May and August 1999 on past occasions if they can vaguely remember 9/11, however they have admitted to me that they have no memory of it. To be fair, my memory of 9/11 is very vague and it is not a "motion" memory. If it wasn't for hearing my Mum's reaction to what had happened whilst talking to my Dad on the phone, I more than likely wouldn't remember it. However, with that said, I can remember what I was doing and where I was at the time. I was in the loungeroom, sitting on the floor scribbling in a drawing book which was placed on the coffee table. For whatever reason, I decided to look up at the TV and I can remember seeing brief scenes of what had happened several hours earlier. It would be interesting to know how common it is for people born in 1999 to remember 9/11 in some form. I think it's interesting that TheKid99 can remember 9/11, especially seeing as though he was born in October!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 9:43 pm

I don't think I've mentioned this yet. But you guys ROCK!!!
You guys have brought some new energy and light here in the boards. 2016 inthe00s was kinda too dark and serious. You guys have brought the fun back on here. and maybe its due to the social climate changing, IDK. All I know is that you guys keep up these fun posts.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:46 pm


I don't think I've mentioned this yet. But you guys ROCK!!!
You guys have brought some new energy and light here in the boards. 2016 inthe00s was kinda too dark and serious. You guys have brought the fun back on here. and maybe its due to the social climate changing, IDK. All I know is that you guys keep up these fun posts.

Thanks bruv. I started this inthe00s.com revival along with my other 1999 born brothers 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:47 pm


Well, they did have a program called Nick News which talked about serious events. I remember they did an episode on 9/11.

Well, my parents mostly sheltered from current events. I mostly watched cartoons and PBS Kids stuff when I was a kid. Also, I barely mention about my autism because they don't seem relevant within most threads here.

OK thanks.

I hope that you weren't offended.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 9:47 pm


Thanks bruv. I started this inthe00s.com revival along with my other 1999 born brothers 8).


You forgot the part about C-Sections.  :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:48 pm


I have asked a few of my friends born in May and August 1999 on past occasions if they can vaguely remember 9/11, however they have admitted to me that they have no memory of it. To be fair, my memory of 9/11 is very vague and it is not a "motion" memory. If it wasn't for hearing my Mum's reaction to what had happened whilst talking to my Dad on the phone, I more than likely wouldn't remember it. However, with that said, I can remember what I was doing and where I was at the time. I was in the loungeroom, sitting on the floor scribbling in a drawing book which was placed on the coffee table. For whatever reason, I decided to look up at the TV and I can remember seeing brief scenes of what had happened several hours earlier. It would be interesting to know how common it is for people born in 1999 to remember 9/11 in some form. I think it's interesting that TheKid99 can remember 9/11, especially seeing as though he was born in October!

Interesting post :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/16/17 at 9:48 pm


True.

I was born in 1995 but unlike many people my age, I don't remember 9/11. For one, we were living on the west coast at the time, and my parents weren't too worried because the attacks happened on the other side of the country, so they didn't make a fuss that day. For another, I just watched Nickelodeon at age 6, and the kids channels were still showing normal programming on 9/11, rather than pre-empting it for news coverage like the "grown-up" channels were doing. So I never saw the news reports of 9/11.

It's not that I didn't remember it, I remember many things before 9/11 and before 2001, it's just that I didn't think it was significant enough for me to store as a significant memory as it is to some Americans. I was a Canadian and a 6 year old at the time, so I didn't really care about it and I treated it as the same as a movie scene of an explosion. That's why I can't relate at all on this forum when people talk about the significance of "remembering 9/11" (especially as a means to fitting within a generation), But I do realize it is a huge deal for the U.S. I guess it just depends on the person and their situation. I'm sure it was still significant to many Canadians and other countries and less significant to some people families in the U.S. (maybe if they had other personal stuff going on).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:48 pm


You forgot the part about C-Sections.

;D Oh my god....yes. We were all born by C-Section.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:50 pm


I don't think I've mentioned this yet. But you guys ROCK!!!
You guys have brought some new energy and light here in the boards. 2016 inthe00s was kinda too dark and serious. You guys have brought the fun back on here. and maybe its due to the social climate changing, IDK. All I know is that you guys keep up these fun posts.


2016 (especially late 2016) here was mostly boring. I had more fun here during the summer of 2015, when I just joined here. Back when we had you, me,  mqg96, ocarinafan96 (before he was called ZeldaFan20), 2001 (before he became Slowpoke), and Infinity (for the most part).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 9:50 pm


Thanks bruv. I started this inthe00s.com revival along with my other 1999 born brothers 8) .

Yeah we've got a sh*t ton of 1999 born on this site. :o  I guess it will feel less weird in a few years. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 9:51 pm


2016 (especially late 2016) here was mostly boring. I had more fun here during the summer of 2015, when I just joined here. Back when we had you, me,  mqg96, ocarinafan96 (before he was called ZeldaFan20), 2001 (before he became Slowpoke), and Infinity (for the most part).

Wait a minute?!!! ??? :o  Zeldafan is ocarinafan... :D  Mindblown.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:54 pm


Yeah we've got a sh*t ton of 1999 born on this site. :o  I guess it will feel less weird in a few years. ;D

Not only did we start the revival but we were all born by C-Section 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 9:55 pm


Yeah we've got a sh*t ton of 1999 born on this site. :o  I guess it will feel less weird in a few years. ;D


It will get weirder and weirder. By the time you are closer in age to 80's borns than the biggest birth year population (like it being 1999 now for an example), I just hope you don't start going gray.  ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:55 pm


Yeah we've got a sh*t ton of 1999 born on this site. :o  I guess it will feel less weird in a few years. ;D


Well, at least I don't feel lonely with 1999 babies. Back in 2015 and most of 2016, I felt like I was the only '99 baby around this forum. Then SharksFan99 came, which transitioned this site into being more with mid-late 90s babies.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 9:56 pm


It will get weirder and weirder. By the time you are closer in age to 80's borns than the biggest birth year population (like it being 1999 now for an example), I just hope you don't start going gray.  ;)

We will take over the world :).


Well, at least I don't feel lonely with 1999 babies. Back in 2015 and most of 2016, I felt like I was the only '99 baby around this forum. Then SharksFan99 came, which transitioned this site into being more with mid-late 90s babies.

I'm glad you're not lonely anymore brother ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 9:58 pm


I'm glad you're not lonely anymore brother ;).


Well, it didn't matter when I joined this site back in 2015. I just wanted a site that didn't despise me for liking the 2000s, which was a problem to me in the IGN Boards.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:00 pm


Well, it didn't matter when I joined this site back in 2015. I just wanted a site that didn't despise me for liking the 2000s, which was a problem to me in the IGN Boards.

That's OK. We're here now though 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/16/17 at 10:01 pm


Well, at least I don't feel lonely with 1999 babies. Back in 2015 and most of 2016, I felt like I was the only '99 baby around this forum. Then SharksFan99 came, which transitioned this site into being more with mid-late 90s babies.


I would have joined this forum a lot earlier if I had of been aware of it. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I became aware of inthe00s when mpq96 or ZeldaFan20 made a post on Personality Cafe and mentioned this forum. :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:02 pm


Wait a minute?!!! ??? :o  Zeldafan is ocarinafan... :D  Mindblown.


DING DING DING!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:04 pm

Oh, when you walk by every night
Talking sweet and looking fine
I get kind of hectic inside
Oh, baby, I'm so into you
Darling if you only knew
All the things that flow through my mind

But it's just a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
When I close my eyes you come and take me
On and on and on, it's so deep in my daydreams
But it's just a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby (fantasy)
(And I want you so bad)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 10:04 pm


I would have joined this forum a lot earlier if I had of been aware of it. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I became aware of inthe00s when mpq96 or ZeldaFan20 made a post on Personality Cafe and mentioned this forum. :)


I started to become aware with this forum in around November or December 2012, but people may find it funny how I registered to be here on January 12, 2017.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 10:06 pm


DING DING DING!

Welcome back buddy! :)  I guess you've been back, but man how did I not see it was you?! :D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/16/17 at 10:06 pm

I used to come here a long time ago with a guest account before I first made my account on here. Do they still have guest accounts? I believe they got rid of that feature and that's why I decided to make an account.  :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 10:06 pm


I would have joined this forum a lot earlier if I had of been aware of it. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I became aware of inthe00s when mpq96 or ZeldaFan20 made a post on Personality Cafe and mentioned this forum. :)


I would've posted a link to InThe00s on Personality Cafe way back, but that was when I focused more on Personality Cafe back in 2016.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/16/17 at 10:08 pm


I started to become aware with this forum in around November or December 2012, but people may find it funny how I registered to be here on January 12, 2017.

Yeah same I started on this forum with a guest account in 2012 but didn't end up making an account until late 2012/early 2013.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:09 pm

I just learned about this site last month. Thanks to ZeldaFan20....I joined.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:13 pm


Welcome back buddy! :)  I guess you've been back, but man how did I not see it was you?! :D


I've been good! Just been working all weekend on college papers (its crunch time ;D). How about you?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/17 at 10:14 pm


I would have joined this forum a lot earlier if I had of been aware of it. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I became aware of inthe00s when mpq96 or ZeldaFan20 made a post on Personality Cafe and mentioned this forum. :)



I started to become aware with this forum in around November or December 2012, but people may find it funny how I registered to be here on January 12, 2017.
I have been aware of this site for 5 years, and it's amazing how many users I have seen come and go.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:14 pm


I've been good! Just been working all weekend on college papers (its crunch time ;D). How about you?

Thanks for making me join fam.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 10:17 pm


I've been good! Just been working all weekend on college papers (its crunch time ;D ). How about you?

Been VERY VERY busy with papers and essays!!! :o >:(  I got to deal with 2 more years of this crap! ;D ;D ;D
That's right, it looks like I may end up being a super senior! :o 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 10:22 pm


THIS. I'd have to agree out of all the cutoff points 1998 seems the most reasonable for the reasons I laid above. However, I do get where ReignMan99 is coming from that to cutoff at 1998 is kind of awkward since you would allow everybody born in the 90's to be Gen Y, but then all of a sudden leave 1999 out of out the picture. By this token I'm okay with extending the cutoff point a couple years to 2000.


And wasn't this where I started talking about halogens (like where you need one more electron to make a stable element)?

I compared the years 1990-1998 to be the seven electrons and 1999 to be the missing electron and how the halogen is very unstable, and if the one other electron is added (in this case, including 1999 in Gen Y), the element would be a stable, noble gas.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:24 pm


And wasn't this where I started talking about halogens (like where you need one more electron to make a stable element)?

However do you want me?
However do you need me?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:31 pm


Thanks for making me join fam.


No prob, thanks for joining!



Been VERY VERY busy with papers and essays!!! :o >:(  I got to deal with 2 more years of this crap! ;D ;D ;D
That's right, it looks like I may end up being a super senior! :o 8)


Damn that sounds rough! Yeah I might be graduating either in Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/16/17 at 10:32 pm


No prob, thanks for joining!


Damn that sounds rough! Yeah I might be graduating either in Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019


I never knew people could graduate college in Fall.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:35 pm


No prob, thanks for joining!


Damn that sounds rough! Yeah I might be graduating either in Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019

Thanks.

Oh and my 4 years of college hasn't even begun yet :\'(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:45 pm


I never knew people could graduate college in Fall.


Yeah if you get behind a certain semester (be it bad grades, taking a semester off, etc.) you could likely be able to graduate in the fall semester. Although depending on the school you may not have a dedicated graduation ceremony for fall students, so you'd either attend the Spring ceremony of the previous school year or the subsequent on of that same school year.

I started college in the 2014-2015 school year, however I took off from school during Fall of 2015 (to save up money, also trying to get my head straight on what major I wanted to do), I returned during the Spring 2016 semester. So the earliest I'll be able to graduate would be Fall of 2018

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/16/17 at 10:45 pm


Damn that sounds rough! Yeah I might be graduating either in Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019

Yeah bro, I'm gonna be pushing 25 when I'm done. :o :o :o

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 10:46 pm


Yes but Gen X culture lasted until the late '90s and I have seen some 1984 and 1985 borns who feel like a mix of Gen X and Gen Y.
Bush 41's term was still dominated by Gen Y culture. Also, this is not about politics this is about...how many 1984 and 1985 feel as those they are a mix of Gen X and Gen Y.


But people born in 1965-1967 were young teens in Boomer culture. Yet people don't call them Boomer/X cuspers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:49 pm


Yeah bro, I'm gonna be pushing 25 when I'm done. :o :o :o


Damn you're right :o. I'll be 22 or 23 by the time I graduate. Along with that I plan on going to grad school after I get my bachelors. So I'll be in my mid 20's by the time I'm officially done with schooling ;D



But people born in 1965-1967 were young teens in Boomer culture. Yet people don't call them Boomer/X cuspers.


I actually think those born in 1965-1966/7 are more Cuspy then one may give credit. They still lean more X though

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:49 pm


But people born in 1965-1967 were young teens in Boomer culture. Yet people don't call them Boomer/X cuspers.

That's because Baby Boomer is a specific period in America history where the growth of babies were at a very high rate (1946-1964).

Also, I consider some 1965-1967 borns as Boomer and Gen X cuspers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:50 pm


Damn you're right :o. I'll be 22 or 23 by the time I graduate. Along with that I plan on going to grad school after I get my bachelors. So I'll be in my mid 20's by the time I'm officially done with schooling ;D

If you don't mind telling me....what college do you attend?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 10:53 pm


If you don't mind telling me....what college do you attend?


LOL its all good, I attend Rutgers University. Its a state school from where I'm from (NJ). What schools are you currently looking into?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 10:56 pm


LOL its all good, I attend Rutgers University. Its a state school from where I'm from (NJ). What schools are you currently looking into?

I got accepted into Penn State (my #1 choice). However, Seton Hall (which is in NJ) has me on their waitlist :(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 11:13 pm


I got accepted into Penn State (my #1 choice). However, Seton Hall (which is in NJ) has me on their waitlist :(.


Those are two great schools! If you do get accepted to Seton Hall I wouldn't hesitate in checking it out. I have plenty of friends that go there and they all love it. They also have a prestigious graduate level program for Medical School students and Law School students if you're looking into that for a career path. What part of the U.S are you from?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:19 pm


Those are two great schools! If you do get accepted to Seton Hall I wouldn't hesitate in checking it out. I have plenty of friends that go there and they all love it. They also have a prestigious graduate level program for Medical School students and Law School students if you're looking into that for a career path. What part of the U.S are you from?

That's awesome.

I'm from NYC :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:20 pm


I notice the difference between them and most Xers to be fair but Boomer/X cuspers can be subjective. I consider the last "true" Boomers to be born in 1956 or maybe 1957 in some cases. What I hate about generations is that people assume you have to have a certain personality because you were born in a certain year. I can't relate to a lot of the conformity of the Millennials or their apathy either yet I'm Millennial.

That's OK. I was born in 1999 and it depends on who you ask on whether I'm a Millennial or not. It kind of sucks....the stereotypes that both generations have.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/16/17 at 11:25 pm


That's awesome.

I'm from NYC :).


That's cool! Was born in NYC. I moved to NJ when I was 9, been here ever since :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:28 pm


That's cool! Was born in NYC. I moved to NJ when I was 9, been here ever since :)

I was born in Brooklyn....my mom and I moved away in 2000. Then, in August 2005 we came back to Brooklyn (and NYC). We've been back ever since :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/16/17 at 11:31 pm

I was born in Switzerland and then moved to Taiwan in 1992, then moved to America in 1994.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:32 pm


I was born in Switzerland and then moved to Taiwan in 1992, then moved to America in 1994.

You're a 🌎 traveller ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/16/17 at 11:34 pm


You're a 🌎 traveller ;).


A circle traveler?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:35 pm


A circle traveler?

No, a world traveller ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 11:40 pm


That's OK. I was born in 1999 and it depends on who you ask on whether I'm a Millennial or not. It kind of sucks....the stereotypes that both generations have.


What explains people who are different from their generation? I relate more to Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:42 pm


What explains people who are different from their generation? I relate more to Z.

You was born in 1986 and relate more to Gen Z? Wowza :o.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 11:46 pm


You was born in 1986 and relate more to Gen Z? Wowza :o.


How unusual is this?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:49 pm


How unusual is this?

Very unusual. Most 1986 borns identfiy as a Millennial and then a sizeable minority identifies as a either Gen X or a X/Y cusper.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 11:53 pm


You was born in 1986 and relate more to Gen Z? Wowza :o.


Very unusual. Most 1986 borns identfiy as a Millennial and then a sizeable minority identifies as a either Gen X or a X/Y cusper.

I think she identifies more with the traits that the media assigns to Gen Z (hard-working, fiscally conservative, frugal, risk-averse, etc.), unlike the comparatively negative traits the media assigns to Millennials (entitled, lazy, narcissistic, blah blah blah you've heard it all before).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/16/17 at 11:55 pm


I think she identifies more with the traits that the media assigns to Gen Z (hard-working, fiscally conservative, frugal, risk-averse, etc.), unlike the comparatively negative traits the media assigns to Millennials (entitled, lazy, narcissistic, blah blah blah you've heard it all before).


I relate to the Gen Z traits of being individualistic and OK with being different, unique, entrepreneurial, creative, technology-focused, wanting things now rather than later, and extremely future focused and visionary.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/16/17 at 11:56 pm


I think she identifies more with the traits that the media assigns to Gen Z (hard-working, fiscally conservative, frugal, risk-averse, etc.), unlike the comparatively negative traits the media assigns to Millennials (entitled, lazy, narcissistic, blah blah blah you've heard it all before).
Those traits are associated with Millennials as well. The entitled, lazy and narcissistic Yer is clearly a mythical person.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:57 pm


I think she identifies more with the traits that the media assigns to Gen Z (hard-working, fiscally conservative, frugal, risk-averse, etc.), unlike the comparatively negative traits the media assigns to Millennials (entitled, lazy, narcissistic, blah blah blah you've heard it all before).

Maybe, I guess but I'll just have to wait until she responds.


I relate to the Gen Z traits of being individualistic and OK with being different, unique, entrepreneurial, creative, technology-focused, wanting things now rather than later, and extremely future focused and visionary.

Well, you have responded. So you consider yourself as apart of the same generation as people born in 2004? :(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/16/17 at 11:57 pm


Those traits are associated with Millennials as well. The entitled, lazy and narcissistic Yer is clearly a mythical person.

I agree.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 11:57 pm


Those traits are associated with Millennials as well. The entitled, lazy and narcissistic Yer is clearly a mythical person.


I agree.

Tell that to MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Classicrockforums.com.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:00 am


Tell that to MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Classicrockforums.com.

Who are they? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:02 am


I think she identifies more with the traits that the media assigns to Gen Z (hard-working, fiscally conservative, frugal, risk-averse, etc.), unlike the comparatively negative traits the media assigns to Millennials (entitled, lazy, narcissistic, blah blah blah you've heard it all before).


I want things fast and don't have patience to wait around. I want to advance fast, knock over structures, and have idealism. I'm a calculated extreme risk taker. Meaning I will take extreme risks when I calculate the outcome. I want to have it all.

On a generational test it said I had most in common with Boomers with how I was raised and how I act. But a lot of the descriptions of Gen Z match me. I have the same experiences as Millennials but the same experiences taught me different lessons. Like for them the 08 crash taught them to be careful to prevent it again. For me, it taught me there was no such thing as stability and that even doing the right thing can wreck you so you might as well take risks to the top.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 12:03 am


Tell that to MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Classicrockforums.com.
I would definitely like to, but there's no way they would get ahold of that topic even if I were to send a message.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:05 am


I want things fast and don't have patience to wait around. I want to advance fast, knock over structures, and have idealism. I'm a calculated extreme risk taker. Meaning I will take extreme risks when I calculate the outcome. I want to have it all.

On a generational test it said I had most in common with Boomers with how I was raised and how I act. But a lot of the descriptions of Gen Z match me. I have the same experiences as Millennials but the same experiences taught me different lessons. Like for them the 08 crash taught them to be careful to prevent it again. For me, it taught me there was no such thing as stability and that even doing the right thing can wreck you so you might as well take risks to the top.

So you would rather travel to the future than the past?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:05 am


I would definitely like to, but there's no way they would get ahold of that topic even if I were to send a message.

Would they even care? :-\\

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:07 am


So you would rather travel to the future than the past?


I want to just skip this era and get to the good stuff. About risks, with my risks they're a mix of high risk and cautious, taking extreme actions that are usually well planned out and extremely calculated. They aren't made blindly.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/17/17 at 12:07 am


I want things fast and don't have patience to wait around. I want to advance fast, knock over structures, and have idealism. I'm a calculated extreme risk taker. Meaning I will take extreme risks when I calculate the outcome. I want to have it all.

On a generational test it said I had most in common with Boomers with how I was raised and how I act. But a lot of the descriptions of Gen Z match me. I have the same experiences as Millennials but the same experiences taught me different lessons. Like for them the 08 crash taught them to be careful to prevent it again. For me, it taught me there was no such thing as stability and that even doing the right thing can wreck you so you might as well take risks to the top.


I'm a millennial and the recession taught me to live very frugally.  :-X IDK about Gen Z, weren't they too young to care about the recession?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:08 am


I want to just skip this era and get to the good stuff.

Wow, so I imagine that "Year 3000" is your favorite song EVER! ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:11 am


I'm a millennial and the recession taught me to live very frugally.  :-X IDK about Gen Z, weren't they too young to care about the recession?


Not if their families became poor from it. What generation do you think learned the same lesson I did about the recession? For me, I learned you often can't afford NOT to spend more because high risk means high reward. I either put all my poker chips in or put none in. I'm gonna have to take far more risks to get the same returns people did in the go-go 80s and 90s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 12:11 am


Would they even care? :-\\
Yeah. The Millennials seem to somewhat be in their mind, but they are acknowledging that some are in their 30s.


I want to just skip this era and get to the good stuff. About risks, with my risks they're a mix of high risk and cautious, taking extreme actions that are usually well planned out and extremely calculated. They aren't made blindly.
Well I don't blame you if this decade's culture is awful. It's been somewhat that way for some time. Hopefully the 2020s will be amazing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:12 am


Wow, so I imagine that "Year 3000" is your favorite song EVER! ;).


I like this song as depressing as it is izQB2-Kmiic

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:12 am


Wow, so I imagine that "Year 3000" is your favorite song EVER! ;).


What generation do I seem to act to you? I'm not so sure.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/17/17 at 12:14 am

I believe I am more like Gen X than those silly millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:14 am


Yeah. The Millennials seem to somewhat be in their mind, but they are acknowledging that some are in their 30s.

Well I don't blame you if this decade's culture is awful. It's been somewhat that way for some time. Hopefully the 2020s will be amazing.

Maybe, they will care...probably not though.

Oh and yes, I hope the 2020s are better than now.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/17/17 at 12:15 am


I believe I am more like Gen X than those silly millennials.

You're one year away from being Gen X so, you'd probably feel a lot closer to them. If you want to be Gen X, call yourself Gen X.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:16 am


I like this song as depressing as it is izQB2-Kmiic

LOL, OK.


What generation do I seem to act to you? I'm not so sure.

You seem to be convential Gen Y to me.


I believe I am more like Gen X than those silly millennials.

You're trying to run away from me, are you? :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:17 am


LOL, OK.
You seem to be convential Gen Y to me.
You're trying to run away from me, are you? :(


What do you see as Gen Y? For me I see 80s born Millennials up to 1988 as Gen Y which are the older Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/17/17 at 12:18 am


Not if their families became poor from it. What generation do you think learned the same lesson I did about the recession? For me, I learned you often can't afford NOT to spend more because high risk means high reward. I either put all my poker chips in or put none in. I'm gonna have to take far more risks to get the same returns people did in the go-go 80s and 90s.


I don't do poker, that's crazy! ;D

I invest my savings, enough to max out my TFSAs (like 401k in the US). It's my dad that's managing it for me atm, he puts it in index funds. I'm trying to learn more about finance myself. If I really get into it, I might try out riskier stocks.  :o

Oh yeah, some retirement too. I have to meet an accountant though, the tax rates confuse the F out of me!!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/17/17 at 12:19 am


You're one year away from being Gen X so, you'd probably feel a lot closer to them. If you want to be Gen X, call yourself Gen X.


I will. 8)


You're trying to run away from me, are you? :(


Of course not. I'm just joining with my true generation, the ones that call themselves "X". 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 12:22 am


I don't do poker, that's crazy! ;D

I invest my savings, enough to max out my TFSAs (like 401k in the US). It's my dad that's managing it for me atm, he puts it in index funds. I'm trying to learn more about finance myself. If I really get into it, I might try out riskier stocks.  :o

Oh yeah, some retirement too. I have to meet an accountant though, the tax rates confuse the F out of me!!


What's it mean if I literally or figuratively bank on one or two things in an extreme way to get ahead faster?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:22 am


What do you see as Gen Y? For me I see 80s born Millennials up to 1988 as Gen Y which are the older Millennials.

I see people born 1982-2000 as Gen Y.


Of course not. I'm just joining with my true generation, the ones that call themselves "X". 8)

*sigh*

Does it have to come to this?  :-\\

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/17/17 at 12:25 am


What's it mean if I literally or figuratively bank on one or two things in an extreme way to get ahead faster?


From a Google search, it looks the opposite of diversification is "concentrated investment".

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 12:29 am

For what it's worth, I know and have met several 1997-borns these past few years and I definitely do get a very Y vibe from them. They had a different childhood experience than older and prime Yers, but I find that we share a lot in common socially.

On the other hand, I haven't met too many 1998 kids and don't think that I've ever had a personal conversation with someone born in 1999. And I don't know about 2000-2001, but 2002 and onwards is most definitely full Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:30 am


For what it's worth, I know and have met several 1997-borns these past few years and I definitely do get a very Y vibe from them. They had a different childhood experience than older and prime Yers, but I find that we share a lot in common socially.

On the other hand, I haven't met too many 1998 kids and don't think that I've ever had a personal conversation with someone born in 1999. And I don't know about 2000-2001, but 2002 and onwards is most definitely full Z.

Hello....👋 I'm right here.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 12:32 am


Hello....👋 I'm right here.


I meant in person.

I used to think that 1995-1997 was Y/Z cusp, but now I realize that they're just very young, post-core Millennials. Time will tell if that's extended to 1998-2000/01. I think it will. I mean, if we refer to 1979 as "Gen X" rather than "X/Y cusp," then 1999 should simply be known as "Gen Y."

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:33 am


I meant in person.

You can still ask me personal questions about my childhood.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 12:43 am


You can still ask me personal questions about my childhood.


It's not really about person-specific childhood so much as it's just the year you were born and the era in which you grew up. Ultimately, I think 1999ers will eventually be considered plain Y without the "cusp" label, even if it's true.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:46 am


It's not really about person-specific childhood so much as it's just the year you were born and the era in which you grew up. Ultimately, I think 1999ers will eventually be considered plain Y without the "cusp" label, even if it's true.

Well, I hope that happens so people can stop thinking that I had a similar childhood with a 2005 born, for example.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 12:51 am


Well, I hope that happens so people can stop thinking that I had a similar childhood with a 2005 born, for example.


I don't think that's an issue. Nobody would ever refer to a 2005-born as a Y/Z cusp.

The biggest argument against 1999ers as Gen Y is not being old enough to remember 9/11, THE defining event of Gen Y's childhood and adolescence.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 12:54 am


I don't think that's an issue. Nobody would ever refer to a 2005-born as a Y/Z cusp.

The biggest argument against 1999ers as Gen Y is not being old enough to remember 9/11, THE defining event of Gen Y's childhood and adolescence.

Personally as a '99er....I find the "Can you remember 9/11? or else" situation to be annoying and frustrating.

Anyways, no there are definitely lots of people who think us '99ers grew up with social media being everywhere, having smartphones, etc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 1:05 am


Personally as a '99er....I find the "Can you remember 9/11? or else" situation to be annoying and frustrating.

Anyways, no there are definitely lots of people who think us '99ers grew up with social media being everywhere, having smartphones, etc.


I think it's a big deal, certainly bigger than the Kennedy assassination and Challenger disaster, but not the be-all and end-all.

Regarding your second point, I can sort of see where your disagreement lies. I would say you guys mostly grew up in the Web 2.0 era and had childhoods that had some overlap with the rise of social media and smartphones. On the other hand, you guys were basically teenagers when the 10s culture really kicked in.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 1:10 am


I think it's a big deal, certainly bigger than the Kennedy assassination and Challenger disaster, but not the be-all and end-all.

Regarding your second point, I can sort of see where your disagreement lies. I would say you guys mostly grew up in the Web 2.0 era and had childhoods that had some overlap with the rise of social media and smartphones. On the other hand, you guys were basically teenagers when the 10s culture really kicked in.

9/11 is a big deal but if it was the be all end all for Gen Y....then Gen Y would end at 1993 or 1994.

Also, us 99ers also never had smartphones when we were 4 or 5....yes some of us got them when we were 11-14 in the early 2010s (2010-2013) but that's different we were out of our core childhoods then. Also, the modern social media craze started in the very late 2000s and early 2010s...once again, we were basically out of our core childhoods.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 1:30 am


9/11 is a big deal but if it was the be all end all for Gen Y....then Gen Y would end at 1993 or 1994.

Also, us 99ers also never had smartphones when we were 4 or 5....yes some of us got them when we were 11-14 in the early 2010s (2010-2013) but that's different we were out of our core childhoods then. Also, the modern social media craze started in the very late 2000s and early 2010s...once again, we were basically out of our core childhoods.


Well, personally, I think 1994 is the last of *core* Gen Y. I still see 1995-1997 as very Y, just not quite core.

A core Millennial has all the following traits:

1) Was enrolled in the school system during 1999-2000
2) Old enough to remember 9/11 and at least somewhat understand why it was a big deal
3) Witnessed the transition from 20th century to 21st century, pre-9/11 world to post-9/11 world
4) Grew up alongside the Internet (Web 1.0)
5) Remembers VHS before DVD
6) Didn't get first cell phone until adolescence

Post-core Millennials had a different childhood experience than that, but they definitely did grow up in the 00s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 1:31 am


Well, personally, I think 1994 is the last of *core* Gen Y. I still see 1995-1997 as very Y, just not quite core.

A core Millennial has all the following traits:

1) Was enrolled in the school system during 1999-2000
2) Old enough to remember 9/11 and at least somewhat understand why it was a big deal
3) Witnessed the transition from 20th century to 21st century, pre-9/11 world to post-9/11 world
4) Grew up alongside the Internet (Web 1.0)
5) Remembers VHS before DVD
6) Didn't get first cell phone until adolescence

Post-core Millennials had a different childhood experience than that, but they definitely did grow up in the 00s.

So in your view am I "Post-core Millennial"?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/17/17 at 1:37 am


So in your view am I "Post-core Millennial"?


Yes. The quintessential Millennials were born 10 years earlier than you.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 1:39 am


Yes. The quintessential Millennials were born 10 years earlier than you.

OK, I understand that.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 2:11 am


I actually think those born in 1965-1966/7 are more Cuspy then one may give credit. They still lean more X though


That's interesting, because my Dad was born in 1967, but he is about as Gen X as you can get.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/17/17 at 2:16 am

My dad was born in 1967 and he's definitely not a boomer cusp. He HATES Boomers (as a whole, not individually. Many of his friends are boomers). ;D

He does listen to a lot of Boomer music though, i.e. The Who and Billy Joel.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 2:20 am


My dad was born in 1967 and he's definitely not a boomer cusp. He HATES Boomers (as a whole, not individually). ;D

He does listen to a lot of Boomer music though, i.e. The Who and Billy Joel.


My Dad does as well, particularly 60s music.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/17/17 at 2:22 am

Boomer music is great and timeless.

My mom was born in 1969 but her favorite music isn't 80s stuff as you'd expect. She mostly likes 70s classic rock, soul, funk, and disco and hates 80s music, with the exception of the early 80s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/17/17 at 2:35 am


Boomer music is great and timeless.

My mom was born in 1969 but her favorite music isn't 80s stuff as you'd expect. She mostly likes 70s classic rock, soul, funk, and disco and hates 80s music, with the exception of the early 80s.


Starship >>>>> Jefferson Starship/Airplane

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 2:42 am


Boomer music is great and timeless.

My mom was born in 1969 but her favorite music isn't 80s stuff as you'd expect. She mostly likes 70s classic rock, soul, funk, and disco and hates 80s music, with the exception of the early 80s.


The early Gen Xers I know (1965-1972 borns) are very obsessed with all things 80s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/17/17 at 2:44 am


The early Gen Xers I know (1965-1972 borns) are very obsessed with all things 80s.

My dad (born 1967) loves the 80s.

My mom (born 1969) HATES the 80s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 2:49 am


My dad (born 1967) loves the 80s.

My mom (born 1969) HATES the 80s.

....and my mother born in 1963 loves the 1980s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 2:52 am

My Mum (born 1964) likes 70s classic rock and 90s music.

My Dad (born 1967) likes 60s music, 70s classic rock and 90s music.

They're not bothered about 80s music.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/17/17 at 2:55 am

Does your mom consider herself a boomer or an Xer?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 2:56 am


My Mum (born 1964) likes 70s classic rock and 90s music.

My Dad (born 1967) likes 60s music, 70s classic rock and 90s music.

They're not bothered about 80s music.


Does your mom consider herself a Boomer?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 2:57 am


Does your mom consider herself a Boomer?

But he's Australian? :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 2:58 am


But he's Australian? :(


Yeah but a lot of culture spreads to different countries.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 3:01 am


Yeah but a lot of culture spreads to different countries.

Yes but Baby Boomer is a UNIQUELY American classification. An Australian born from 1946-1964 can not be considered a Baby Boomer.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 3:03 am


Does your mom consider herself a boomer or an Xer?



Does your mom consider herself a Boomer?


A Gen Xer. When I told her once that people her age are viewed as being "Baby Boomers", she was disappointed. :P


Yes but Baby Boomer is a UNIQUELY American classification. An Australian born from 1946-1964 can not be considered a Baby Boomer.


We use the exact same generation labels and boundaries.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 3:04 am


We use the exact same generation labels and boundaries.

That's weird because Baby Boomer really is related to American history. But whatever....:-\\.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 3:07 am


That's weird because Baby Boomer really is related to American history. But whatever....:-\\.


The term "Baby Boomer" is used in the UK and other western countries as well.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 3:09 am


The term "Baby Boomer" is used in the UK and other western countries as well.

Yeah, that's kind of weird because there was no baby boom in the UK, Australia and "other western countries" from 1946-1964 :-\\.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 3:10 am


A Gen Xer. When I told her once that people her age are viewed as being "Baby Boomers", she was disappointed. :P


What age range does she consider Boomers?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/17/17 at 3:43 am


What age range does she consider Boomers?


I'm not sure, to be honest. My Mum's fiance' was born in 1962 and he also views himself as being a Gen Xer. However, I personally think people born in 1962 (or Early 60s babies in general) are solidly late Baby Boomers. I have an uncle who was also born in 1962 and both him and my Mum's fiance' fell out of touch with music in the Early 90s. They never got into Grunge or 90s alternative music. They're generally only nostalgic for the 70s and 80s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 3:52 am


I'm not sure, to be honest. My Mum's fiance' was born in 1962 and he also views himself as being a Gen Xer. However, I personally think people born in 1962 (or Early 60s babies in general) are solidly late Baby Boomers. I have an uncle who was also born in 1962 and both him and my Mum's fiance' fell out of touch with music in the Early 90s. They never got into Grunge or 90s alternative music. They're generally only nostalgic for the 70s and 80s.


I agree. Plus they didn't graduate in the core 80s. 1980 is a very 70s year. They also remember the 60s far too much to be Gen Xers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/17/17 at 7:05 am


Me too, I also saw The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock when I was younger....I'm obviously a spiritual Baby Boomer 8).


But how could you? You were too young to remember them.  ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/17/17 at 7:13 am


I just learned about this site last month. Thanks to ZeldaFan20....I joined.



I learned about this site 17 years ago. ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/17/17 at 7:14 am


I was born in Switzerland and then moved to Taiwan in 1992, then moved to America in 1994.


I've been living in America for the past 43 years.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/17/17 at 7:18 am


Boomer music is great and timeless.

My mom was born in 1969 but her favorite music isn't 80s stuff as you'd expect. She mostly likes 70s classic rock, soul, funk, and disco and hates 80s music, with the exception of the early 80s.


My Mother was born in 1945 and she likes Doo-Wop.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/17/17 at 9:52 am


My mom was born in 1969 but her favorite music isn't 80s stuff as you'd expect. She mostly likes 70s classic rock, soul, funk, and disco and hates 80s music, with the exception of the early 80s.


I can understand that. My mom was born in 1968 and while she loves '80s music, she loves '70s stuff just about as much.

Despite the fact that we are often most associated with the music that popular during our teen years, I don't think it's uncommon at all for people to feel a connection with music that was popular during their childhood. Even though I do like '00s music, I also like '90s music, and feel that I "grew up" listening to it (particularly anything after the peak of Grunge), even though I was just a kid. Mid '90s music is the first that I can actually remember listening to at the time that it was popular, and so it has a special place in my heart, and most late '80s babies I talk to feel the same way. Pretty music anything that was big after Kurt Cobain died in April 1994 I consider part of "my time".

I wonder, as a 1995er, do you have a similar connection to early '00s music, or were you not really into music at that time?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/17/17 at 10:12 am


I can understand that. My mom was born in 1968 and while she loves '80s music, she loves '70s stuff just about as much.

Despite the fact that we are often most associated with the music that popular during our teen years, I don't think it's uncommon at all for people to feel a connection with music that was popular during their childhood. Even though I do like '00s music, I also like '90s music, and feel that I "grew up" listening to it (particularly anything after the peak of Grunge), even though I was just a kid. Mid '90s music is the first that I can actually remember listening to at the time that it was popular, and so it has a special place in my heart, and most late '80s babies I talk to feel the same way. Pretty music anything that was big after Kurt Cobain died in April 1994 I consider part of "my time".

I wonder, as a 1995er, do you have a similar connection to early '00s music, or were you not really into music at that time?


Out of all people like Zelek, he probably did have an introduction towards early '00s music from whatever he watched. Much like how I was vaguely into mainstream music in the mid 2000s, while I was more into it by late 2006/early 2007 as a kid.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 11:50 am


But how could you? You were too young to remember them.  ::)

The POWER of SYNDICATION! 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 11:56 am


I can understand that. My mom was born in 1968 and while she loves '80s music, she loves '70s stuff just about as much.

Despite the fact that we are often most associated with the music that popular during our teen years, I don't think it's uncommon at all for people to feel a connection with music that was popular during their childhood. Even though I do like '00s music, I also like '90s music, and feel that I "grew up" listening to it (particularly anything after the peak of Grunge), even though I was just a kid. Mid '90s music is the first that I can actually remember listening to at the time that it was popular, and so it has a special place in my heart, and most late '80s babies I talk to feel the same way. Pretty music anything that was big after Kurt Cobain died in April 1994 I consider part of "my time".

I wonder, as a 1995er, do you have a similar connection to early '00s music, or were you not really into music at that time?

My mother born in 1963 loves 1980s music but she also has a soft spot for 1970s music. She was 7-16 during the '70s and 17-26 during the '80s.

I personally as a '99er like a lot of 2000s music but I prefer 1990s music (particularly from 1990-1995/1996) better. I don't like much 2010s music and I'm a "core" 2010s teen.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/17/17 at 1:05 pm

My mom born in the late 50's and step dad born in the early 60's loves the 60's, 70's & 80's. They were never a big fan of music from the 90's, although my step-dad was into a little bit of Grunge and Gangsta Rap.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 2:12 pm

For my mom, she enjoys 70s music though today while my dad likes 70s-00s, but for of them it depends on the genre.


When it comes to cutoff dates for the Millennial generation, the ones that end with an even number tend to be the most suitable.

1994: Mainly because:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 1999 and enter compulsory school right before Y2K while when internet adoption rates were under 50%

-they were ages 7/8 (their childhood peaks, also when they enter the concrete operational stage) in 2001-2002 thus making them to last be able to fully remember and comprehend the full impact of 9/11

-they were the last to enter their teens during the core 2000's, the year 2007

-were the last to be old enough to vote (if they so wished to) for Obama, also last to come of age before the Y/Z Cultural transition (2013-2017)


1996: mainly:

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 2001 and enter compulsory school before 9/11

-they were the last to be in their peak childhoods during the last 100% Y kid oriented cultural school year in 2003-2004

-they were the last to enter their teens in the 2000's

-they were the last to be in their peak youthful periods (entirety aged 9-24, peaking 16-17) in pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013 (right before the Y/Z transition)

-they were the last to come of age in the first half of the 2010's and vote in the 2014 election, this all pre 2016/Trump era politics


1998 mainly:

-they were the last to have possibly 'vague' memories of 9/11 and or a pre 9/11 world

-the last to be in their core childhoods in the Y era of kids culture during 2003-2004, and to spend a significant amount of time during Y culture with their childhoods peaking in 2005-2006 which was the ultimate Y/Z cusp school year pertaining to kid culture

-the last to be in high school during the pure Y youth culture in 2012-2013

-the last to be at the peak of their youth when culture slightly leaned more Y in 2014-2015

-the last to come of age in the liberal 'Millennial' era of the mid 2010's in 2016, before Trump came into office, also the youngest to vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016


Finally you have 2000 mainly:

-they were the last to be born in the 20th century

-going with the generally accepted 1982-2000 definition, 2000 being the end coincides with the Chinese Zodiac in similarity to the Baby Boomers being 1946-1964

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods when Y kid culture was at least 50% influential to pop culture in the 2005-2006 school year

-the last to spend most of their core childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, being at their core as ages 7/8 in 2007-2008 right before
the storm (although this was when we were 100% deep into Z kid culture by then)

-the last to be enter their youth period in the 2000's, at age 9

-the last to become teens in the early 10's

-the last to spend most of their 'youth', aka ages 16-17, during the liberal political era that Millennials came of age in, during 2016-2017 (although pop culturally things started to swing more Z by this point)

So from a political standpoint it seems like 2000 borns (ironically) are the last to have a stereotypical Y up brining, as in having most of their childhoods prior to the 2008 financial crisis, and having most of their youth before Trump became president. However, culturally they would be the first to have a stereotypical Z upbringing such as having most of their core childhoods when Z kid culture was relevant, and having the peak of their youth in 2016-2017 when Z youth culture is now relevant and they will continue to be in their youths well into the 2020's).

So from a political/demographic standpoint, 2000 seems to be the most reasonable cutoff point, 1998 is reasonable from both a cultural and demographic standpoint despite them being massively cuspy as well. Those born in from 1995-1997/8 are safely Y (despite having a few Z influences), and those born in 1994 & before (like till the early 80's) are unequivocally Y.

In short 1994, 1996, 1998, & 2000 seem to be the most balanced cutoff years. I agree with Zelek that 1997 really isn't a noteworthy cutoff year.
Great post and listing reasons why each of these could potentially be the last year for Millennials. I really want to say 2000 is best one (MO), but with research and evidence (The facts), I doubt that will be the case.

Oh, and if anyone wants to know, I have family and friends that span the age of Zelek and Eric to 2000; however, some of them don't recall some things such as 9/11, VHS, dial-up, etc. 

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/17/17 at 2:28 pm


I can understand that. My mom was born in 1968 and while she loves '80s music, she loves '70s stuff just about as much.

Despite the fact that we are often most associated with the music that popular during our teen years, I don't think it's uncommon at all for people to feel a connection with music that was popular during their childhood. Even though I do like '00s music, I also like '90s music, and feel that I "grew up" listening to it (particularly anything after the peak of Grunge), even though I was just a kid. Mid '90s music is the first that I can actually remember listening to at the time that it was popular, and so it has a special place in my heart, and most late '80s babies I talk to feel the same way. Pretty music anything that was big after Kurt Cobain died in April 1994 I consider part of "my time".

I wonder, as a 1995er, do you have a similar connection to early '00s music, or were you not really into music at that time?


Same. I feel a lot of connection to the music I grew up listening to as a kid. My point was that not all Gen Xers were into the 90s, despite the stereotype. There was a cultural rift between a lot of the ones who hated the 80s and thought the 90s was a breath of fresh air and the ones who loved the 80s and hated the 90s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 2:32 pm

unconventional99...just 1 question:

Why did you choose your username "unconventional99" if you were born in 1986 and not 1999?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/17/17 at 2:41 pm


I can understand that. My mom was born in 1968 and while she loves '80s music, she loves '70s stuff just about as much.

Despite the fact that we are often most associated with the music that popular during our teen years, I don't think it's uncommon at all for people to feel a connection with music that was popular during their childhood. Even though I do like '00s music, I also like '90s music, and feel that I "grew up" listening to it (particularly anything after the peak of Grunge), even though I was just a kid. Mid '90s music is the first that I can actually remember listening to at the time that it was popular, and so it has a special place in my heart, and most late '80s babies I talk to feel the same way. Pretty music anything that was big after Kurt Cobain died in April 1994 I consider part of "my time".

I wonder, as a 1995er, do you have a similar connection to early '00s music, or were you not really into music at that time?


My Mother was born in 1945 and she like 80's music a little bit.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/17/17 at 4:25 pm


For my mom, she enjoys 70s music though today while my dad likes 70s-00s, but for of them it depends on the genre.
Great post and listing reasons why each of these could potentially be the last year for Millennials. I really want to say 2000 is best one (MO), but with research and evidence (The facts), I doubt that will be the case.

Oh, and if anyone wants to know, I have family and friends that span the age of Zelek and Eric to 2000; however, some of them don't recall some things such as 9/11, VHS, dial-up, etc.


Thanks! Btw didn't you mention that 1994 was your favorite cutoff point?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 4:31 pm


Thanks! Btw didn't you mention that 1994 was your favorite cutoff point?
You're welcome for the detailed post. As for the other statement, well it's not my favorite (2000 is), but I can't refute facts which is what studies have been providing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 4:37 pm

I've heard that 1994 borns are the last "core" Millennials and that people born 1995-2000 are "Post-core" Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/17/17 at 4:40 pm


I've heard that 1994 borns are the last "core" Millennials and that people born 1995-2000 are "Post-core" Millennials.

There's no such thing as core millennials. 1995 borns are millennials, like the rest of them.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/17/17 at 4:41 pm


My Mother was born in 1945 and she like 80's music a little bit.

My father was born in 1950 and he likes 60s and 70s music.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 4:43 pm


There's no such thing as core millennials. 1995 borns are millennials, like the rest of them.

Hmmmmm getting defensive I see....;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/17/17 at 5:14 pm


Hmmmmm getting defensive I see....;D.

A little  ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 5:17 pm


A little  ;)

LMAO ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 5:41 pm


I've heard that 1994 borns are the last "core" Millennials and that people born 1995-2000 are "Post-core" Millennials.



There's no such thing as core millennials. 1995 borns are millennials, like the rest of them.
What do you both think about the older/younger designations? I say they are much easier and cleaner than the thirds' early/core/late system. 

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 5:44 pm


What do you both think about the older/younger designations? I say they are much easier and cleaner than the thirds' early/core/late system.

I'm fine with the "Older" and "Younger" designations.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/17/17 at 5:50 pm


What do you both think about the older/younger designations? I say they are much easier and cleaner than the thirds' early/core/late system.


If there's no such thing as an early/core/late system, then people who are born during a year after the cutoff will be complaining about being part of a generation where everybody's younger than them while knowing everybody older than them is from a completely different generation. Then the years will keep being pushed forward "okay we'll cutoff it off at 2002 then", "okay since they're complaining, now we'll push the cutoff to 2005", and before you know it people will be calling 2008 born's millennials.

There has to be a solid cutoff people, I'm sorry. It is what it is. There has to be cohorts broken into thirds too. It makes it a lot easier for people to be accepted part of a generation. Like I don't mind someone telling me I'm part of early Z with Y influences, but if someone considers me to be part of Z period with no traits of Y at all, then the saying becomes approached in a much different, more aggressive way.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/17/17 at 5:56 pm


If there's no such thing as an early/core/late system, then people who are born during a year after the cutoff will be complaining about being part of a generation where everybody's younger than them while knowing everybody older than them is from a completely different generation. Then the years will keep being pushed forward "okay we'll cutoff it off at 2002 then", "okay since they're complaining, now we'll push the cutoff to 2005", and before you know it people will be calling 2008 born's millennials.

There has to be a solid cutoff people, I'm sorry. It is what it is. There has to be cohorts broken into thirds too. It makes it a lot easier for people to be accepted part of a generation. Like I don't mind someone telling me I'm part of early Z with Y influences, but if someone considers me to be part of Z period with no traits of Y at all, then the saying becomes approached in a much different, more aggressive way.

I agree with your overall sentiment but especially the part in bold.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/17/17 at 6:01 pm


If there's no such thing as an early/core/late system, then people who are born during a year after the cutoff will be complaining about being part of a generation where everybody's younger than them while knowing everybody older than them is from a completely different generation. Then the years will keep being pushed forward "okay we'll cutoff it off at 2002 then", "okay since they're complaining, now we'll push the cutoff to 2005", and before you know it people will be calling 2008 born's millennials.

There has to be a solid cutoff people, I'm sorry. It is what it is. There has to be cohorts broken into thirds too. It makes it a lot easier for people to be accepted part of a generation. Like I don't mind someone telling me I'm part of early Z with Y influences, but if someone considers me to be part of Z period with no traits of Y at all, then the saying becomes approached in a much different, more aggressive way.


It's all part of this idea about "millennial" and "young adult" being synonymous terms. Pew is probably one of the biggest offenders.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 6:03 pm


If there's no such thing as an early/core/late system, then people who are born during a year after the cutoff will be complaining about being part of a generation where everybody's younger than them while knowing everybody older than them is from a completely different generation. Then the years will keep being pushed forward "okay we'll cutoff it off at 2002 then", "okay since they're complaining, now we'll push the cutoff to 2005", and before you know it people will be calling 2008 born's millennials.

There has to be a solid cutoff people, I'm sorry. It is what it is. There has to be cohorts broken into thirds too. It makes it a lot easier for people to be accepted part of a generation. Like I don't mind someone telling me I'm part of early Z with Y influences, but if someone considers me to be part of Z period with no traits of Y at all, then the saying becomes approached in a much different, more aggressive way.
Yeah, I didn't think of it that way. The whole influence of a previous generation is most likely the reason why some people are fine with having cohort split into thirds. I can understand that, and I agree which is why there should be cusps; unfortunately however, those of a new generation with influences of a prior cohort are not found anywhere in research. They think it's silly.  It's just that there are older Zers who can relate to younger Millennials and vice versa. The same thing applies with other generations as well.

Luckily, I was able to find two about cuspers, but that's about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cusper

http://www.generations.com/2015/10/12/on-the-cusp-understanding-those-caught-between-two-generations/

As for those complaining, they need to realize that while generations are not exact, there are reasons provided by studies with valid data on why they're not considered to be associated with a cohort they want to be part of.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/17/17 at 6:06 pm


Yeah, I didn't think of it that way. The whole influence of a previous generation is most likely the reason why some people are fine with having cohort split into thirds. I can understand that, and I agree which is why there should be cusps; unfortunately however, those of a new generation with influences of a prior cohort are not found anywhere in research. They think it's silly.  It's just that there are older Zers who can relate to younger Millennials and vice versa. The same thing applies with other generations as well.

As for those complaining, they need to realize that while generations are not exact, there are reasons provided by studies with valid data on why they're not considered to be associated with a cohort they want to be part of.


Ironically, you'd commonly hear of people born in the early 60's claim to be part of Generation X, yet in reality they're still Boomers while people born in 1995-2000 claim to be Millennials more than Zeds even though there are plenty of articles that state that they're Zeds.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 6:13 pm


Ironically, you'd commonly hear of people born in the early 60's claim to be part of Generation X, yet in reality they're still Boomers while people born in around 1995-2000 claim to be Millennials more than Zeds even though there are plenty of articles that state that they're Zeds.
And there are people within the 1977-84/85 group (the biggest ones in denial) that say they are all Xers when actually, they are all Millennials (Maybe some are X) from valid references.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/17/17 at 6:15 pm


If there's no such thing as an early/core/late system, then people who are born during a year after the cutoff will be complaining about being part of a generation where everybody's younger than them while knowing everybody older than them is from a completely different generation. Then the years will keep being pushed forward "okay we'll cutoff it off at 2002 then", "okay since they're complaining, now we'll push the cutoff to 2005", and before you know it people will be calling 2008 born's millennials.

There has to be a solid cutoff people, I'm sorry. It is what it is. There has to be cohorts broken into thirds too. It makes it a lot easier for people to be accepted part of a generation. Like I don't mind someone telling me I'm part of early Z with Y influences, but if someone considers me to be part of Z period with no traits of Y at all, then the saying becomes approached in a much different, more aggressive way.

No there really doesn't. The general public does not think in thirds when talking about generations, only people on here do. It's fine to say you are part of both if you want, but you shouldn't force people to be in both if they feel they associate to a particular generation more.

For me for example, I was almost born in 1994 (born in very early January) and both of my siblings are older than me and I always followed what they did. Most of my friends had older siblings too. So I have zero relations and connections to those in Gen Z, only time I associated with them was to babysit them. Gen Z is like a completely different generation than me, and I associate Gen Z to those born after the year 2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/17/17 at 6:20 pm


And there are people within the 1977-84/85 group (the biggest ones in denial) that say they are all Xers when actually, they are all Millennials (Maybe some are X) from valid references.


Five stages of generational grief using people born between 1977 and 1989.

Denial: 1977-1978
Anger: 1979-1980
Bargaining: 1981-1982
Depression: 1983-1985
Acceptance: 1986-1989

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/17/17 at 6:28 pm


Five stages of generational grief using people born between 1977 and 1989.

Denial: 1977-1978
Anger: 1979-1980
Bargaining: 1981-1982
Depression: 1983-1985
Acceptance: 1986-1989

Good one man! ;) ;D

Maybe this photo will finally get them to realize.

http://i.imgur.com/dWdYHzL.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/18/17 at 1:21 pm


Five stages of generational grief using people born between 1977 and 1989.

Denial: 1977-1978
Anger: 1979-1980
Bargaining: 1981-1982
Depression: 1983-1985
Acceptance: 1986-1989


I can tell you from experience that there are people born 1986-1989 that still haven't accepted that they are Millennials yet, either.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/18/17 at 2:53 pm


I find that line of thinking that anybody born post-1989 does not know anything about a world without the internet to be absurd myself. My 1991 born brother grew up without the internet just like I did. Yes, the internet started to become "mainstream" in 1995-96, but it was hardly ubiquitous in the Dot-Com era. Even up to, like, 2000 or 2001 less than 50% of the U.S. population had internet access.

Hell, I didn't even use the internet all that much in the early '00s, honestly. There wasn't really that much to do on there back then, compared to today. I'd go online for maybe an hour a day back then, if that. I would go so far as to say that the internet didn't really become the key part of our everyday lives that it is today until YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, etc. really took off in the late '00s. Certainly anybody born in 1995 could remember a time when the internet was not as "vital" as it is these days.

True, but that doesn't stop older Millennials from trying to separate us with "if you were born after 19__", or "I noticed a HUGE difference with the graduating class below mine!", blah blah blah. It's like, gawd, SHUT UP! (as Napoleon Dynamite would say ;D)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 2:57 pm

I was born in 1999 and I'm such a '90s kid, if you was born after the year 2000....you should just give up on life because you had the worst childhood ever.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/18/17 at 3:22 pm


My father was born in 1950 and he likes 60s and 70s music.



What are his favorite groups?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 3:23 pm


I can tell you from experience that there are people born 1986-1989 that still haven't accepted that they are Millennials yet, either.


Not trying to be mean or anything, but how do you personally feel as a 1987 born being lumped as a Millennial?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 3:26 pm


Not trying to be mean or anything, but how do you personally feel as a 1987 born being lumped as a Millennial?

mach!ne_he@d doesn't have a problem with being a Millennial. He identifies as a Millennial.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 3:29 pm


I was born in 1999 and I'm such a '90s kid, if you was born after the year 2000....you should just give up on life because you had the worst childhood ever.


Or that comment "I was born in 1997 and us people born from 1990-1998 played outside. Everyone born after that sucks at life and had a really sucky childhood" that got more than 20 likes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 3:31 pm


Or that comment "I was born in 1997 and us people born from 1990-1998 played outside. Everyone born after that sucks at life and had a really sucky childhood" that got more than 20 likes.

Really? WTF :o. That's sad.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 3:32 pm


Or that comment "I was born in 1997 and us people born from 1990-1998 played outside. Everyone born after that sucks at life and had a really sucky childhood" that got more than 20 likes.


I feel like they were brainwashed by 90s elitists, even though late 90s babies were more related towards '99ers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 3:34 pm


I feel like they were brainwashed by 90s elitists, even though late 90s babies were more related towards '99ers.

If you was born from 1997-1999, our childhoods were 95% similar.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/18/17 at 4:39 pm


Not trying to be mean or anything, but how do you personally feel as a 1987 born being lumped as a Millennial?


It doesn't bother me at all, because I fully understand and accept the fact that just because I was born in Gen Y doesn't mean I neccesarily have to fit all of the typical Gen Y stereotypes. I'm my own person.

That's the reason I think so many '80s born people scoff at being called a "Millennial". Because they believe if you are one then you must fit the stereotype of being some whiny, entitled little twerp that spends all day on Snapchat. That stereotype no more defines all Millennials than the one that people had back in the '90s of Gen Xers sitting around the couch all day moping while watching Nirvana music videos. It's a media creation and nothing more.


Or that comment "I was born in 1997 and us people born from 1990-1998 played outside. Everyone born after that sucks at life and had a really sucky childhood" that got more than 20 likes.


Good lord that's absurd! The person that wrote that is basically saying that a kid born in 1998 has more in common with somebody born in 1990 than he does somebody who was born just a few months after they were in 1999. It's too stupid for words.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 4:41 pm


If you was born from 1997-1999, our childhoods were 95% similar.


I was already born in 1999 though. I wouldn't really complain so much about 1997 and 1998 since I grew up with some of them. Hell, even one of my best friends was born in 1998.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 4:42 pm


Good lord that's absurd! The person that wrote that is basically saying that a kid born in 1998 has more in common with somebody born in 1990 than he does somebody who was born just a few months after they were in 1999. It's too stupid for words.

I agree, it's really annoying. To me, if you was born from 1997-1999....our childhoods were 90-95% similar (in a basic sense).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: bchris02 on 04/18/17 at 4:47 pm


And there are people within the 1977-84/85 group (the biggest ones in denial) that say they are all Xers when actually, they are all Millennials (Maybe some are X) from valid references.


I was born in '85 but I identify more with Millennials than Xers.  I'm a '90s kid and '00s teen/young adult which is the prime definition.  I was considered a Millennial up until recently when it seems like the start year for Millennials as well as X/Y cuspers keeps moving forward.

I wish I was an Xer because I would probably be a tech millionaire by now.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 4:52 pm


That's the reason I think so many '80s born people scoff at being called a "Millennial". Because they believe if you are one then you must fit the stereotype of being some whiny, entitled little twerp that spends all day on Snapchat. That stereotype no more defines all Millennials than the one that people had back in the '90s of Gen Xers sitting around the couch all day moping while watching Nirvana music videos. It's a media creation and nothing more.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecg83oasIm8

That's exactly the main reason. What they forget is that while some DO fit the stereotypes, they are in the minority. Most Millennials are actually normal folks who just want have to fun, work, and relax at home. Same thing with Xers. Most of them were not slackers, and even proved to be some of the best tech producers.


I was born in '85 but I identify more with Millennials than Xers.  I'm a '90s kid and '00s teen/young adult which is the prime definition.  I was considered a Millennial up until recently when it seems like the start year for Millennials as well as X/Y cuspers keeps moving forward.
The folks who keep pushing it back are those in your age range. I know you don't personally do it, but they do it because they hate being seen as the whiny, crybaby and entitled Milliennals (which is super false!), and be seen as the badass Xers. News flash to them, they are not Xers, and never were in the first place. I wish they would accept that, but I don't think they will.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: bchris02 on 04/18/17 at 5:08 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecg83oasIm8

That's exactly the main reason. What they forget is that while some DO fit the stereotypes, they are in the minority. Most Millennials are actually normal folks who just want have to fun, work, and relax at home. Same thing with Xers. Most of them were not slackers, and even proved to be some of the best tech producers.
The folks who keep pushing it back are those in your age range. I know you don't personally do it, but they do it because they hate being seen as the whiny, crybaby and entitled Milliennals (which is super false!), and be seen as the badass Xers. News flash to them, they are not Xers, and never were in the first place. I wish they would accept that, but I don't think they will.


I think a lot of the stereotypes about Millennials have an element of truth but the type of caricatures you see portrayed in the media are the exception, not the rule.  This much is true about Millennials.

-We are more tech obsessed than previous generations
-We are for the most part socially liberal (with the exception of religious Millennials who remain conservative)
-We are less religious than previous generations
-We are more educated than previous generations
-We are more sympathetic to social justice causes than previous generations (though few are what you would consider SJWs)
-We are more apt to take issues like climate change and pollution seriously than previous generations
-We are more racially segregated than most people think.  Think about it, the stereotypical Millennial life (living in a hipster neighborhood in Portland, not owning a car, drinking coffee, craft beer, forcing ourselves to like bad art)...that is a white Millennial thing.
-We idolize and cling to our '90s childhoods

There are probably many more I can think of, but these stereotypes do have an element of truth to them and they apply to '80s borns as well as '90s borns.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 5:13 pm


I think a lot of the stereotypes about Millennials have an element of truth but the type of caricatures you see portrayed in the media are the exception, not the rule.  This much is true about Millennials.

-We are more tech obsessed than previous generations
-We are for the most part socially liberal (with the exception of religious Millennials who remain conservative)
-We are less religious than previous generations
-We are more educated than previous generations
-We are more sympathetic to social justice causes than previous generations (though few are what you would consider SJWs)
-We are more apt to take issues like climate change and pollution seriously than previous generations
-We are more racially segregated than most people think.  Think about it, the stereotypical Millennial life (living in a hipster neighborhood in Portland, not owning a car, drinking coffee, craft beer, forcing ourselves to like bad art)...that is a white Millennial thing.
-We idolize and cling to our '90s childhoods

There are probably many more I can think of, but these stereotypes do have an element of truth to them and they apply to '80s borns as well as '90s borns.

That is so true. Even though, Millennials are the MOST DIVERSE generation EVER....99% of the stereotypes attributed to Millennials are based on certain White Millennials. It's so frustrating and stupid.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 5:15 pm


I think a lot of the stereotypes about Millennials have an element of truth but the type of caricatures you see portrayed in the media are the exception, not the rule.  This much is true about Millennials.

-We are more tech obsessed than previous generations
-We are for the most part socially liberal (with the exception of religious Millennials who remain conservative)
-We are less religious than previous generations
-We are more educated than previous generations
-We are more sympathetic to social justice causes than previous generations (though few are what you would consider SJWs)
-We are more apt to take issues like climate change and pollution seriously than previous generations
-We are more racially segregated than most people think.  Think about it, the stereotypical Millennial life (living in a hipster neighborhood in Portland, not owning a car, drinking coffee, craft beer, forcing ourselves to like bad art)...that is a white Millennial thing.
-We idolize and cling to our '90s childhoods

There are probably many more I can think of, but these stereotypes do have an element of truth to them and they apply to '80s borns as well as '90s borns.
True on your post especially the bold. I haven't seen many non-white Millennials do the things you listed except the coffee and beer part (unless you're talking about Starbucks)


That is so true. Even though, Millennials are the MOST DIVERSE generation EVER....99% of the stereotypes attributed to Millennials are based on certain White Millennials. It's so frustrating and stupid.
I feel you. Since I'm AA, I don't cling to these stereotypes at all, and like others, I do my own thing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 5:17 pm


I feel you. Since I'm AA, I don't cling to these stereotypes at all, and like others, I do my own thing.

Hell yeah :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/18/17 at 5:20 pm

I'm millennial and think some entitlement is a good thing. What I don't like about Millennials is they are conformist, seem to lack passion, and are skeptics of everything except big institutions. If you have a different or alternative or even slightly risk taking approach you're seen as stupid.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 5:22 pm


I'm millennial and think some entitlement is a good thing. What I don't like about Millennials is they are conformist, seem to lack passion, and are skeptics of everything except big institutions. If you have a different or alternative or even slightly risk taking approach you're seen as stupid.
In what ways do they conform? And what lack of passions do they have?


Hell yeah :).
;) ;) ;) ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/18/17 at 5:31 pm


In what ways do they conform? And what lack of passions do they have?
;) ;) ;) ;)


They're so obsessed with the concept of normality they think it's "creepy" if someone even has an eye movement off. It's not limited to teenagers like other generations because many think this way into their 20s. They're also obsessed with gender norms of behavior and seem to ignore any issue they see as "the norm". They're big into the cringe culture too and bullying anyone with a slightly different opinion. As for lacking passion, it's seen in a lot of Millennial made music today. Even in the 00s, the most passionate music was made by the Xers who had raw, real emotions in their music.

As for entitlement, they're big into this stupid bootstraps reasoning that people should just pull themselves up by the bootstraps and not complain about anything. The want to disprove they're entitled so much they actively want to make a worse world. If specific people need help they should have nothing because only regular people and only the majority count to them.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/18/17 at 5:33 pm


Five stages of generational grief using people born between 1977 and 1989.

Denial: 1977-1978
Anger: 1979-1980
Bargaining: 1981-1982
Depression: 1983-1985
Acceptance: 1986-1989


I'm a mix of anger and acceptance. I accept I'm Millennial but I feel stuck in the generation.
I think it's fair for people born in 1977-1978 to deny they're Millennials: After all, they both graduated high school in the pure Gen X era.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 5:38 pm


They're so obsessed with the concept of normality they think it's "creepy" if someone even has an eye movement off. It's not limited to teenagers like other generations because many think this way into their 20s. They're also obsessed with gender norms of behavior and seem to ignore any issue they see as "the norm". They're big into the cringe culture too and bullying anyone with a slightly different opinion. As for lacking passion, it's seen in a lot of Millennial made music today. Even in the 00s, the most passionate music was made by the Xers who had raw, real emotions in their music.

As for entitlement, they're big into this stupid bootstraps reasoning that people should just pull themselves up by the bootstraps and not complain about anything. The want to disprove they're entitled so much they actively want to make a worse world. If specific people need help they should have nothing because only regular people and only the majority count to them.
Oh. I may have seen those aspects many times before. Hopefully those things change real soon. Now I see why you hate the 2010s so much. I don't blame you for that.

As for the second one, yeah that's pretty much a myth. No one can truly pull themselves up by the bootstraps and succeed at the same time. Only a few have done that. Most others have achieved success through teamwork whether it's from friends, family, other acquaintances etc.


I'm a mix of anger and acceptance. I accept I'm Millennial but I feel stuck in the generation.
I think it's fair for people born in 1977-1978 to deny they're Millennials: After all, they both graduated high school in the pure Gen X era.
Well they could be considered Millennials in some way.  I've seen articles still using 1977 as the beginning.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/18/17 at 5:51 pm


Oh. I may have seen those aspects many times before. Hopefully those things change real soon. Now I see why you hate the 2010s so much. I don't blame you for that.

As for the second one, yeah that's pretty much a myth. No one can truly pull themselves up by the bootstraps and succeed at the same time. Only a few have done that. Most others have achieved success through teamwork whether it's from friends, family, other acquaintances etc.


And what makes me angry is that if someone who is normal is going through these problems they think they should be solved but if someone has a major amount of difficulties due to an illness, mental illness, or disability they double down on the bootstraps thing and aren't willing to make slight accomodations so that these people aren't burdening the tax system. They also seem to think we owe society a lot while thinking no one deserves anything. Their reforms seem to focus more on bringing people down from success than they do getting help to people who need it. It's not a political thing either because many of them vote democrat but hate the idea of helping anyone in their personal life or working together with anyone in their personal life or even putting up with minor things. Their standards for everything are so super high. Any quirk or different look will screw you over. 20 pounds overweight? You're hated and may as well be dead to them and this isn't a high school thing. It's an adult thing which is scary because instead of growing out of it, they grow into it more. They also seem to think everything should go by the majority and that if you're not the majority your voice doesn't matter at all and it's OK for you to be sacrificed for society. They're also very snarky and hateful about people who take risks or try anything different. If you're not completely safe all the time and don't do the conventional thing you're seen as stupid.

They seem to care more about stopping people from success than they do lifting people out of poverty. They're so against the concept of having more or living it up and enjoying life for your own dreams and goals but are also against helping their friends. It's so bizarre. If I'm rich I want more things and I want to buy more experiences but somehow that's also seen as evil. Instead you should just let it all rot in a bank account and never live.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:00 pm


It doesn't bother me at all, because I fully understand and accept the fact that just because I was born in Gen Y doesn't mean I neccesarily have to fit all of the typical Gen Y stereotypes. I'm my own person.

That's the reason I think so many '80s born people scoff at being called a "Millennial". Because they believe if you are one then you must fit the stereotype of being some whiny, entitled little twerp that spends all day on Snapchat. That stereotype no more defines all Millennials than the one that people had back in the '90s of Gen Xers sitting around the couch all day moping while watching Nirvana music videos. It's a media creation and nothing more.


What a Millennial looks like according to the media:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uNUPfn5sHHQ/maxresdefault.jpg

What a Millennial really looks like:

https://www.colourbox.com/preview/2300490-a-man-in-his-late-20s-changes-the-television-channels-with-the-remote-control-isolated-over-a-black-background-shallow-depth-of-field.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:04 pm


What a Millennial looks like according to the media:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uNUPfn5sHHQ/maxresdefault.jpg

What a Millennial really looks like:

https://www.colourbox.com/preview/2300490-a-man-in-his-late-20s-changes-the-television-channels-with-the-remote-control-isolated-over-a-black-background-shallow-depth-of-field.jpg

What if I look like both of them? :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 6:05 pm


And what makes me angry is that if someone who is normal is going through these problems they think they should be solved but if someone has a major amount of difficulties due to an illness, mental illness, or disability they double down on the bootstraps thing and aren't willing to make slight accomodations so that these people aren't burdening the tax system. They also seem to think we owe society a lot while thinking no one deserves anything. Their reforms seem to focus more on bringing people down from success than they do getting help to people who need it. It's not a political thing either because many of them vote democrat but hate the idea of helping anyone in their personal life or working together with anyone in their personal life or even putting up with minor things. Their standards for everything are so super high. Any quirk or different look will screw you over. 20 pounds overweight? You're hated and may as well be dead to them and this isn't a high school thing. It's an adult thing which is scary because instead of growing out of it, they grow into it more. They also seem to think everything should go by the majority and that if you're not the majority your voice doesn't matter at all and it's OK for you to be sacrificed for society. They're also very snarky and hateful about people who take risks or try anything different. If you're not completely safe all the time and don't do the conventional thing you're seen as stupid.

The ironic thing is if I get successful they're going to be begging me to share the wealth and will tell me how "selfish" I am for not living for society. They seem to care more about stopping people from success than they do lifting people out of poverty.
All of this sounds like the typical SJWs that don't seem to care about anyone but themselves. This is exactly why I had to put off of being an activist because I didn't want to be lumped in with them. They ruin everything.

I'm glad you aren't one of them. I really hope you succeed one day, and don't let the horrible folks get to you.


What a Millennial looks like according to the media:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uNUPfn5sHHQ/maxresdefault.jpg

What a Millennial really looks like:

https://www.colourbox.com/preview/2300490-a-man-in-his-late-20s-changes-the-television-channels-with-the-remote-control-isolated-over-a-black-background-shallow-depth-of-field.jpg
Agreed! Too bad the media only looks at the first one, and not the second.

The latter is the Millennial while the former is the Zed (Z).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 6:05 pm


What a Millennial looks like according to the media:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uNUPfn5sHHQ/maxresdefault.jpg

What a Millennial really looks like:

https://www.colourbox.com/preview/2300490-a-man-in-his-late-20s-changes-the-television-channels-with-the-remote-control-isolated-over-a-black-background-shallow-depth-of-field.jpg


The top person looks like Gen Z. The bottom person looks like early Gen Y.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:07 pm


What if I look like both of them? :(


The stereotypical one as seen by the media is supposed to be a Snapchat user, and the actual one is supposed to be just an ordinary guy.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:08 pm


The stereotypical one as seen by the media is supposed to be a Snapchat user, and the actual one is supposed to be just an ordinary guy.

Did you not understand my question? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:11 pm


Did you not understand my question? ???


Oops. Sorry about that. :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 6:12 pm


The stereotypical one as seen by the media is supposed to be a Snapchat user, and the actual one is supposed to be just an ordinary guy.
Most Millennials don't even have Snapchat, so the person they view as one is incorrect. The stereotypical is definitely Gen Z.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:13 pm


Oops. Sorry about that. :(

It's OK.


Most Millennials don't even have Snapchat, so the person they view as one is incorrect. The stereotypical is definitely Gen Z.

Millennials run Snapchat both literally and figuratively.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 6:14 pm


It's OK.
Millennials run Snapchat both literally and figuratively.
So what you're saying is that they own it or they are the biggest users of Snapchat?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:16 pm


So what you're saying is that they own it or they are the biggest users of Snapchat?

Yes. Particularly....Milennials born 1992-2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 6:18 pm


Yes. Particularly....Milennials born 1992-2000.
That's not most of them though. Some are them are actually the Zeds. ;D ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:19 pm


That's not most of them though. Some are them are actually the Zeds. ;D ;)

Yes but Millennials definitely make up the majority of Snapchat users.

Also, the Sanpchat creators were born from 1988-1990 :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 6:22 pm


The top person looks like Gen Z. The bottom person looks like early Gen Y.


To be honest, the top person looks like he could be in my high school.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:27 pm


So, you don't see any middle or high school students using Snapchat regularly? Not even your little sisters? I guess Canada has more age restrictions than America has.

Woah...many things.

1) I'm American.
2) I don't have any younger siblings.
3) I never said that there aren't people ages 13-17/18 on Snapchat.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 6:29 pm


Yes but Millennials definitely make up the majority of Snapchat users.

Also, the Sanpchat creators were born from 1988-1990 :).
Naw man. The majority are Zers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 6:31 pm


Woah...many things.

1) I'm American.
2) I don't have any younger siblings.
3) I never said that there aren't people ages 13-17/18 on Snapchat.


I actually thought that post was from Slowpoke. I'm really sorry.  :-[

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:32 pm


Naw man. The majority are Zers.

Naw man. The majority are Yers ;).


I actually thought that post was from Slowpoke. I'm really sorry.  :-[

LOL, that's OK...we all make mistakes sometimes :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 6:34 pm


I actually thought that post was from Slowpoke. I'm really sorry.  :-[


LOL. ;D

I don't use Snapchat.  :-X A few of my friends have Snapchat, but I notice about 30-40% of people my age have it, but for people a few years younger than me, the penetration hits close to 100%  :o

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 6:41 pm


LOL. ;D

I don't use Snapchat.  :-X A few of my friends have Snapchat, but I notice about 30-40% of people my age have it, but for people a few years younger than me, the penetration hits close to 100%  :o


Yeah, that's what I saying. The majority of Snapchat users to me are high school students from my perspective. I could tell because a lot of students in my high school use it daily. Even my teachers joke about it sometimes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:47 pm


LOL. ;D

I don't use Snapchat.  :-X A few of my friends have Snapchat, but I notice about 30-40% of people my age have it, but for people a few years younger than me, the penetration hits close to 100%  :o


I'm a '99, and even I don't have Snapchat (I also don't have VSCO, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, etc). I feel like I may be one of the only people in my high school who doesn't have one.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:49 pm


I'm a '99, and even I don't have Snapchat (I also don't have VSCO, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, etc). I feel like I may be one of the only people in my high school who doesn't have one.

I don't have a Snapchat....:-X.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:50 pm


I don't have a Snapchat....:-X.


I was talking about in my high school (me being the only one out of approximately 750 people at my school).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 6:52 pm


I was talking about in my high school (me being the only one out of approximately 750 people at my school).

About 50-60% of my classmates have Snapchat.....:-X.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 6:53 pm


I'm a '99, and even I don't have Snapchat (I also don't have VSCO, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, etc). I feel like I may be one of the only people in my high school who doesn't have one.


I have a Snapchat, but I barely use it. In fact, I don't even have any posts or whatever they call it on the app.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 6:58 pm


About 50-60% of my classmates have Snapchat.....:-X.


That looks better than my school's percentages (99.9%).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 7:02 pm


That looks better than my school's percentages (99.9%).

It's kool with the kidz.....8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/18/17 at 7:21 pm


That looks better than my school's percentages (99.9%).


It looks almost as similar to my school's percentages (97%).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 7:34 pm


Naw man. The majority are Yers ;).
Naw. I'm with the others. While Snapchat was created by Millennials, it's definitely a Zed site.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 7:39 pm


Naw. I'm with the others. While Snapchat was created by Millennials, it's definitely a Zed site.

False.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/326452/snapchat-age-group-usa/

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/18/17 at 8:52 pm


Naw. I'm with the others. While Snapchat was created by Millennials, it's definitely a Zed site.


I'd agree with you here; I find Snapchat to absolutely be a Zed-targeted place for social media.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 8:54 pm


I'd agree with you here; I find Snapchat to absolutely be a Zed-targeted place for social media.

The facts prove that to be false.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 9:26 pm


Naw. I'm with the others. While Snapchat was created by Millennials, it's definitely a Zed site.



I'd agree with you here; I find Snapchat to absolutely be a Zed-targeted place for social media.


Just keep in mind, while it may not seem like it in our minds. A lot of the later part of Gen Y do participate in Instagram or Snapchat just like everybody part of Gen Z. People don't want to admit that there are millennials in the workforce who also do Instagram and Snapchat daily. Generation X is not only a generation in its entirety who did not have social media sites like Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. etc. in high school and college, but they also don't have the desire to create a Snapchat or Instagram at all either. They feel like they're too old for that. There are many part of Gen X who have Facebook or Twitter though, even Boomers too, but of course it's not until later in their lives since those didn't exist in their 20's/30's or younger.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 9:27 pm


False.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/326452/snapchat-age-group-usa/

It's from last February, so it's not up to date. Furthermore, some of those in the 18-24 group are Zeds.


Just keep in mind, while it may not seem like it in our minds. A lot of the later part of Gen Y do participate in Instagram or Snapchat just like everybody part of Gen Z. People don't want to admit that there are millennials in the workforce who also do Instagram and Snapchat daily. Generation X is not only a generation in its entirety who did not have social media sites like Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. etc. in high school and college, but they also don't have the desire to create a Snapchat or Instagram at all either. They feel like they're too old for that. There are many part of Gen X who have Facebook or Twitter though, even Boomers too, but of course it's not until later in their lives since those didn't exist in their 20's/30's or younger.
Instagram i can understand. Snapchat? Not at all because it's the least used site other than Tumblr for Millennials. In order it goes from FB, Twitter, Instagram then Snapchat.


UltraGameDog, I like your posts bud but now you're just flat out denying facts almost sounds like you're make it seem like it's the worst thing in the world if Gen Y made up the majority of Snapchat users. Stop it man....you're better than that :).
They may make up the majority, but millennial Snapchat users are still lower compared to others.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:29 pm


It's from last February, so it's not up to date. Furthermore, some of those in the 18-24 group are Zeds.
Instagram i can understand. Snapchat? Not at all.

UltraGameDog, I like your posts bud but now you're just flat out denying facts almost sounds like you're make it seem like it's the worst thing in the world if Gen Y made up the majority of Snapchat users. Stop it man....you're better than that :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 9:30 pm


Just keep in mind, while it may not seem like it in our minds. A lot of the later part of Gen Y do participate in Instagram or Snapchat just like everybody part of Gen Z. People don't want to admit that there are millennials in the workforce who also do Instagram and Snapchat daily. Generation X is not only a generation in its entirety who did not have social media sites like Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. etc. in high school and college, but they also don't have the desire to create a Snapchat or Instagram at all either. They feel like they're too old for that. There are many part of Gen X who have Facebook or Twitter though, even Boomers too, but of course it's not until later in their lives since those didn't exist in their 20's/30's or younger.


Instagram is popular among early '90s people, but Snapchat less so. Keep in mind, many of us had graduated university or were in our final years when that got popular in 2014. At that point, my life was just not interesting enough to be sending 10 pictures to my friends everyday. ;D I started off by sending dumb doodles, but it lost its appeal about a week later.  :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 9:31 pm


Instagram i can understand. Snapchat? Not at all.


Demographics

From its earliest days, Snapchat's main demographic has consisted of millennials. In 2014, researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University designed a user survey to help understand how and why the application was being used. The researchers originally hypothesized that due to the ephemeral nature of Snapchat messages, its use would be predominantly for privacy-sensitive content including the much talked about potential use for sexual content and sexting. However, it appears that Snapchat is used for a variety of creative purposes that are not necessarily privacy-related at all. In the study, only 1.6% of respondents reported using Snapchat primarily for sexting, although 14.2% admitted to having sent sexual content via Snapchat at some point. These findings suggest that users do not seem to utilize Snapchat for sensitive content. Rather, the primary use for Snapchat was found to be for comedic content such as "stupid faces" with 59.8% of respondents reporting this use most commonly. The researchers also determined how Snapchat users do not use the application and what types of content they are not willing to send. They found that the majority of users are not willing to send content classified as sexting (74.8% of respondents), photos of documents (85.0% of respondents), messages containing legally questionable content (86.6% of respondents), or content considered mean or insulting (93.7% of respondents).

The study results also suggested that Snapchat's success is not due to its security properties, but because the users found the application to be fun. The researchers found that users seem to be well aware (79.4% of respondents) that recovering snaps is possible and a majority of users (52.8% of respondents) report that this does not affect their behavior and use of Snapchat. Most users (52.8% of respondents) were found to use an arbitrary timeout length on snaps regardless of the content type or recipient. The remaining respondents were found to adjust their snaps' timeout depending on the content or the recipient. Reasons for adjusting the time length of snaps included the level of trust and relationship with the recipient, the time needed to comprehend the snap, and avoiding screenshots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapchat

I'm sorry, but millennials/Gen Y were the first to use social media sites during their teen or young adults years, NOT Generation Z. Gen Z just grew up straight into it since they were young kids but that doesn't mean they were the first ones. This is a common mistake I see everywhere. Generation X was truly the last FULL generation to not have social media throughout their entire time growing up into full adulthood. (which includes college as well)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 9:33 pm


Demographics

From its earliest days, Snapchat's main demographic has consisted of millennials. In 2014, researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University designed a user survey to help understand how and why the application was being used. The researchers originally hypothesized that due to the ephemeral nature of Snapchat messages, its use would be predominantly for privacy-sensitive content including the much talked about potential use for sexual content and sexting. However, it appears that Snapchat is used for a variety of creative purposes that are not necessarily privacy-related at all. In the study, only 1.6% of respondents reported using Snapchat primarily for sexting, although 14.2% admitted to having sent sexual content via Snapchat at some point. These findings suggest that users do not seem to utilize Snapchat for sensitive content. Rather, the primary use for Snapchat was found to be for comedic content such as "stupid faces" with 59.8% of respondents reporting this use most commonly. The researchers also determined how Snapchat users do not use the application and what types of content they are not willing to send. They found that the majority of users are not willing to send content classified as sexting (74.8% of respondents), photos of documents (85.0% of respondents), messages containing legally questionable content (86.6% of respondents), or content considered mean or insulting (93.7% of respondents).

The study results also suggested that Snapchat's success is not due to its security properties, but because the users found the application to be fun. The researchers found that users seem to be well aware (79.4% of respondents) that recovering snaps is possible and a majority of users (52.8% of respondents) report that this does not affect their behavior and use of Snapchat. Most users (52.8% of respondents) were found to use an arbitrary timeout length on snaps regardless of the content type or recipient. The remaining respondents were found to adjust their snaps' timeout depending on the content or the recipient. Reasons for adjusting the time length of snaps included the level of trust and relationship with the recipient, the time needed to comprehend the snap, and avoiding screenshots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapchat

I'm sorry, but millennials/Gen Y were the first to use social media sites during their teen or young adults years, NOT Generation Z. Gen Z is just grew up straight into it since they were young kids but that doesn't mean they were the first ones. This is a common mistake I see everywhere. Generation X was truly the last FULL generation to not have social media throughout their entire time growing up into full adulthood. (which includes college as well)
I changed my post. I'm now aware, but it's still less used than the others.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:35 pm

Here are some more facts to prove that Millennials make up the highest percentage of Snapchat:
https://www.omnicoreagency.com/snapchat-statistics/

"Millennials Account For 7 Out Of 10 Snapchatters.

Millennials, a demographic marketers are spending 500% more to reach than all others combined, account for over 70% of all Snapchat users (eMarketer)."

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 9:36 pm


I changed my post. I'm now aware, but it's still less used than the others.


If you say Snapchat users make up the majority of Gen Z (if we start it in the mid/late 90's) then I can understand that, but the latter half of Gen Y are definitely part of the demographic as well.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 9:40 pm


Here are some more facts to prove that Millennials make up the highest percentage of Snapchat:
https://www.omnicoreagency.com/snapchat-statistics/

"Millennials Account For 7 Out Of 10 Snapchatters.

Millennials, a demographic marketers are spending 500% more to reach than all others combined, account for over 70% of all Snapchat users (eMarketer)."


By "millennial" I think Dog means 1980-1994ish.

edit: I don't want to discuss boundaries, I'm just clarifying.  :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:47 pm


By "millennial" I think Dog means 1980-1994ish.

That's slightly skews the data but still doesn't really change the statistics.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/17 at 9:49 pm


If you say Snapchat users make up the majority of Gen Z (if we start it in the mid/late 90's) then I can understand that, but the latter half of Gen Y are definitely part of the demographic as well.

How many times do I have to say it? Gen Z doesn't start until 2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 9:52 pm


Here are some more facts to prove that Millennials make up the highest percentage of Snapchat:
https://www.omnicoreagency.com/snapchat-statistics/

"Millennials Account For 7 Out Of 10 Snapchatters.

Millennials, a demographic marketers are spending 500% more to reach than all others combined, account for over 70% of all Snapchat users (eMarketer)."



If you say Snapchat users make up the majority of Gen Z (if we start it in the mid/late 90's) then I can understand that, but the latter half of Gen Y are definitely part of the demographic as well.

You both are right and I'm wrong. ;)

But I'm still right where the other sites outnumber Snapchat.


By "millennial" I think Dog means 1980-1994ish.

edit: I don't want to discuss boundaries, I'm just clarifying.  :-X
Yeah.  I'm not going by my opinion which is 2000. The studies have 1994 as #1.


How many times do I have to say it? Gen Z doesn't start until 2000.
Is 2000 used in Canada?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 9:53 pm


That's slightly skews the data but still doesn't really change the statistics.


I just checked your link, and it doesn't include teens. It's only 18+. 18-24 make up 45% of the adult users on Snapchat. It says nothing about teens. Actually, you can see from the graphic what we're talking about, it's a very teen/youth-oriented social media site, it's not really targeted at adults. It's not the same category as Instagram.

http://i.imgur.com/qFRDaCH.png

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:55 pm


You both are right and I'm wrong. ;)

But I'm still right where the other sites outnumber Snapchat.

At least you concede ;).


I just checked your link, and it doesn't include teens. It's only 18+. 18-24 make up 45% of the adult users on Snapchat. It says nothing about teens. Actually, you can see from the graphic what we're talking about, it's a very teen/youth-oriented social media site, it's not really targeted at adults. It's not the same category as Instagram.

http://i.imgur.com/qFRDaCH.png

We're talking about Millennials....so what I said isn't incorrect.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:56 pm

Also, like what UGD prompted me to do....I used more recent data Slowpoke ;).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/17 at 9:57 pm


Is 2000 used in Canada?

I think it's everywhere. I've been called a millennial all my life by people who know my birth year. Never once been called Gen Z, so not sure why that is. Most young people in their early 20s are called millennials. And why pick such a random year like 1994? 2000 flows nicely as it is the start of the new millennium. I never understood why people pick such random years to end generations. The basis of remembering 9/11 isn't really a good one in my opinion, but even if it is, I was born in 1995 and I remember before 9/11.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 9:59 pm

I agree with Slim95....why end at 1994? The 9/11 situation maybe important but it shouldn't be a be all end all thing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 10:00 pm


We're talking about Millennials....so what I said isn't incorrect.


Well, if you mean to say Millennials use it more than Gen X/Boomers, I'm not going to dispute that. ;D It's just from anecdotal experience, I notice that most my friends (born roughly 1990-1995) don't have Snapchat, but among those born 1995+ it's just as common as Facebook. :o

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 10:02 pm


Well, if you mean to say Millennials use it more than Gen X/Boomers, I'm not going to dispute that. ;D It's just from anecdotal experience, I notice that most my friends (born roughly 1990-1995) don't have Snapchat, but among those born 1995+ it's just as common as Facebook. :o

I'm not denying that 18-25 range uses Snapchat the most but Snapchat is also a heavily female dominated app because 71% of Snapchat users are FEMALE :o.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 10:04 pm


I think it's everywhere. I've been called a millennial all my life by people who know my birth year. Never once been called Gen Z, so not sure why that is. Most young people in their early 20s are called millennials. And why pick such a random year like 1994? 2000 flows nicely as it is the start of the new millennium. I never understood why people pick such random years to end generations. The basis of remembering 9/11 isn't really a good one in my opinion, but even if it is, I was born in 1995 and I remember before 9/11.
Everywhere? Generations aren't universal. They're pretty much only apply to western countries.

And the reason why 1994 is the most common than 2000 is more than just 9/11. There are other things as well. That's what most studies have been showing.


I agree with Slim95....why end at 1994? The 9/11 situation maybe important but it shouldn't be a be all end all thing.
9/11 is not the end all to be all. I don't know why that event keeps getting used as the main cutoff. There were other events that impacted Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 10:05 pm


9/11 is not the end all to be all. I don't know why that event keeps getting used as the main cutoff. There were other events that impacted Millennials.

That is true.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/17 at 10:05 pm


Everywhere? Generations aren't universal. They're pretty much only apply to western countries.

And the reason why 1994 is the most common than 2000 is more than just 9/11. There are other things as well. That's what most studies have been showing.
9/11 is not the end all to be all. I don't know why that event keeps getting used as the main cutoff. There were other events that impacted Millennials.

Like what events? Maybe it's not universal but even in the U.S., I do not understand why 1994 would be the cutoff. What exactly are these events you are talking about? Because I too remember a time before the internet and computers (if that counts) and that was when I was very little. Also where are these studies? Because I've seen a lot that said 2000 is the cutoff as well.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 10:05 pm


I'm denying that 18-25 range uses Snapchat the most but Snapchat is also a heavily female dominated app because 71% of Snapchat users are FEMALE :o.


That matches up with my anecdotal experiences too.  :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 10:07 pm


That matches up with my anecdotal experiences too.  :-X

BTW, I meant to say that "I'm NOT denying..." sorry about that ;).

Oh and as for your anecdote.....;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/18/17 at 10:09 pm


I'm not denying that 18-25 range uses Snapchat the most but Snapchat is also a heavily female dominated app because 71% of Snapchat users are FEMALE :o.
and so is Instagram. Most users are women.


Like what events? Maybe it's not universal but even in the U.S., I do not understand why 1994 would be the cutoff. What exactly are these events you are talking about? Because I too remember a time before the internet and computers (if that counts) and that was when I was very little.
Columbine, Iraq, 2008 election, global recession, Y2K, etc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/18/17 at 10:10 pm


BTW, I meant to say that "I'm NOT denying..." sorry about that ;).

Oh and as for your anecdote.....;D.


There's this 30-year old woman I barely know who keeps sending me snaps of her selfies. I have half a mind to delete the app already! Sometimes it's multiple times daily, but then she stops for like a week.  ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/17 at 10:11 pm


and so is Instagram. Most users are women.
Columbine, Iraq, 2008 election, global recession, Y2K, etc.

But what about them? I remember all of these. And the first thing it says on Google is Gen Y are people born between the 1980s and 2000, so are you saying the first result on Google is wrong? If 1994 was really the case, why wouldn't that show up on Google instead of 2000? It just doesn't make any sense.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 10:11 pm


How many times do I have to say it? Gen Z doesn't start until 2000.


How many times do I have to tell you Slim Jim? There is NO clear or solid definition Generations Y & Z. It's all arbitrary. No matter how much you want to deny it, there are many demographics and sources out there that start Generation Z at 1995. There are many who start it at 2000 or 2001 as well. Usually when people define Gen Z from 1995-2009 they're using the 15 year definition since Gen X started in 1965. Like Gen X being from 1965-1979. Gen Y being from 1980-1994, and Gen Z being from 1995-2009. This also makes sense for the majority of millennials/Gen Y having Boomer parents or the majority of Gen Z folks having Gen X parents. The way we feel about being torn in between Y & Z is how people born in the mid 60's are torn between Boomers & X. That's what Generation Jones is for, the cusp between Boomers and X. There should be a name for a generation for those on the cusp of millennials and Z (those born throughout the mid to late 90's).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 10:13 pm


There's this 30-year old woman I barely know who keeps sending me snaps of her selfies. I have half a mind to delete the app already! Sometimes it's multiple times daily, but then she stops for like a week.  ???

She wants you to come over to the "light" side....;). You should try the light side sometimes.....EMBRACE IT ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/17 at 10:14 pm


How many times do I have to tell you Slim Jim? There is NO clear or solid definition Generations Y & Z. It's all arbitrary. No matter how much you want to deny it, there are many demographics and sources out there that start Generation Z at 1995. There are many who start it at 2000 or 2001 as well. Usually when people define Gen Z from 1995-2009 they're using the 15 year definition since Gen X started in 1965. Like Gen X being from 1965-1979. Gen Y being from 1980-1994, and Gen Z being from 1995-2009. This also makes sense for the majority of millennials/Gen Y having Boomer parents or the majority of Gen Z folks having Gen X parents. The way we feel about being torn in between Y & Z is how people born in the mid 60's are torn between Boomer & X, or Gen Jones. That's what Generation Jones is for, the cusp between Boomers and X. There should be a name for a generation for those on the cusp of millennials and Z (those born throughout the early to mid 90's).

Oh alright fair enough. But I personally still consider myself a millennial. I've seen more places say 2000, but I see your point.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/18/17 at 10:15 pm

I'll say it again, my definition of a Millennial is people born from 1982-2000. I know that some may disagree with me.....I don't care 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/18/17 at 10:20 pm


Like what events? Maybe it's not universal but even in the U.S., I do not understand why 1994 would be the cutoff. What exactly are these events you are talking about? Because I too remember a time before the internet and computers (if that counts) and that was when I was very little. Also where are these studies? Because I've seen a lot that said 2000 is the cutoff as well.


Here's the sad thing about generational demographics, they don't give af how much in quantity you remember before this time or this era, etc. They care about the peak of the generation, so they span the years around that peak by picking a date to start and end the generation based off significant events. Some researchers & writers start Gen Z throughout the mid 90's because of the internet boom around that time, while a few others choose 2001 because of 9/11. Nobody ever picked Gen Z starting in 2000/2001 because it was a new millennium, those are just numbers. It's about more significant events than that.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/18/17 at 10:23 pm


I think it's everywhere. I've been called a millennial all my life by people who know my birth year. Never once been called Gen Z, so not sure why that is. Most young people in their early 20s are called millennials. And why pick such a random year like 1994? 2000 flows nicely as it is the start of the new millennium. I never understood why people pick such random years to end generations. The basis of remembering 9/11 isn't really a good one in my opinion, but even if it is, I was born in 1995 and I remember before 9/11.


I posted this several pages before, but I'll repost to show you a clearer picture.

One of the main reasons (at least from what I observed) that people pick 1994 as the cutoff for Gen Y is because:

-they were the last to be born in the first half of the 90's

-they were the last to be in their core childhoods in 1999 and enter compulsory school right before Y2K while when internet adoption rates were under 50%

-they were ages 7/8 (their childhood peaks, also when they enter the concrete operational stage) in 2001-2002 thus making them to last be able to fully remember and comprehend the full impact of 9/11

-they were the last to enter their teens during the core 2000's, the year 2007

-were the last to be old enough to vote (if they so wished) for Obama, also last they come of age before the Y/Z Cultural transition (2013-2017)


Of course this is looking into it VERY in depth. Personally I agree that 1994 is not one of my favorite cutoff points. However, I could emphasize on why someone would choose it. However, I'm gonna state an unpopular opinion that may piss of the normies...

I think 1995 is honestly an intellectually lazy cutoff :-X



I'll say it again, my definition of a Millennial is people born from 1982-2000. I know that some may disagree with me.....I don't care 8).


Honestly out of all of the even number cutoffs, these are my favorites:

1. 1998

2. 2000

3. 1996

4. 1994

But I think they all have their fair and balanced reasons. Some cutoffs like 1995 & 1997 just don't make much sense IMO...



Here's the sad thing about generational demographics, they don't give af how much in quantity you remember before this time or this era, etc. They care about the peak of the generation, so they span the years around that peak by picking a date to start and end the generation based off a significant event. Some researchers & writers start Gen Z throughout the mid 90's because of the internet boom around that time, while a few others choose 2001 because of 9/11. Nobody ever picked Gen Z starting in 2000/2001 because it was a new millennium, those are just numbers. It's about more significant events than that.


Good point, but as I've said countlessly is that memories are more important than arbitrary birth dates. Just simply being born prior to 9/11 isn't enough to say you're Gen Y. FWIW, I think there are some legitimate reasons you could cutoff Gen Y at say 2000, minus the generic 'born in the 20th century' reason.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/18/17 at 10:26 pm

Who wants to be a Millennial anyway? Gen Z is far far superior!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/18/17 at 10:33 pm


However, I'm gonna state an unpopular opinion that may piss of the normies...

I think 1995 is honestly an intellectually lazy cutoff :-X


It's because your average joe divides things up in halves, it's simple and easy.

Years 0-4 are rounded down. Years 5-9 are rounded up. Therefore 0-4 is when things are still good and 5-9 is when everything goes to sh*t.

It's why I always see people saying the 90s ended in 2004 or 2000-2004 is "The 90s Encore". Or why I see people using 1995 as the "birth year of doom" or the "year where it all went wrong". Ex:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6MwbyfVMAA1161.jpg

Or sometimes I see older people using 1985 as the birth year of doom, or younger people using 2005 as the birth year of doom. Most normies have a life unlike some of us here, to be fair, ;D so they just keep decade-division simple and don't strain their brains thinking about it like we do.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/19/17 at 4:43 am


What a Millennial looks like according to the media:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uNUPfn5sHHQ/maxresdefault.jpg

What a Millennial really looks like:

https://www.colourbox.com/preview/2300490-a-man-in-his-late-20s-changes-the-television-channels-with-the-remote-control-isolated-over-a-black-background-shallow-depth-of-field.jpg


the first picture is what today's youth culture does, just takes pictures of themselves via selfies.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/19/17 at 4:45 am


LOL. ;D

I don't use Snapchat.  :-X A few of my friends have Snapchat, but I notice about 30-40% of people my age have it, but for people a few years younger than me, the penetration hits close to 100%  :o



I don't have Snapchat and I don't care.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:27 am


How many times do I have to tell you Slim Jim? There is NO clear or solid definition Generations Y & Z. It's all arbitrary. No matter how much you want to deny it, there are many demographics and sources out there that start Generation Z at 1995. There are many who start it at 2000 or 2001 as well. Usually when people define Gen Z from 1995-2009 they're using the 15 year definition since Gen X started in 1965. Like Gen X being from 1965-1979. Gen Y being from 1980-1994, and Gen Z being from 1995-2009. This also makes sense for the majority of millennials/Gen Y having Boomer parents or the majority of Gen Z folks having Gen X parents. The way we feel about being torn in between Y & Z is how people born in the mid 60's are torn between Boomers & X. That's what Generation Jones is for, the cusp between Boomers and X. There should be a name for a generation for those on the cusp of millennials and Z (those born throughout the mid to late 90's).


It does exist; it is called Generation Katniss, but some sources extend it past the year 2000. However, they are associated more with Generation Z than the Millennials.

https://fifty1.co/de/news/details/wer-ist-katniss-everdeen (uses 1995-2000)
http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/04/21/generation-k-who-are-they-and-what-do-we-know-about-them/ (uses 1995-2002)
http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/why-brands-care-generation-katniss/1348538 (uses 1995-2002)
https://www.xyzuniversity.com/post/gen-z-and-your-business-bffs-or-snapchat (uses 1997-2003)
http://www.smrs.co.uk/news/goodbye-generation-z-hello-generation-k (uses 1995-2000)
http://webershandwickni.com/getting-to-grips-with-generation-katniss-at-aweurope/ (uses 1995-2002)
http://www.ooyuz.com/geturl?aid=5890471 (uses 1995-2002)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:28 am


It's because your average joe divides things up in halves, it's simple and easy.

Years 0-4 are rounded down. Years 5-9 are rounded up. Therefore 0-4 is when things are still good and 5-9 is when everything goes to sh*t.

It's why I always see people saying the 90s ended in 2004 or 2000-2004 is "The 90s Encore". Or why I see people using 1995 as the "birth year of doom" or the "year where it all went wrong". Ex:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6MwbyfVMAA1161.jpg

Or sometimes I see older people using 1985 as the birth year of doom, or younger people using 2005 as the birth year of doom. Most normies have a life unlike some of us here, to be fair, ;D so they just keep decade-division simple and don't strain their brains thinking about it like we do.


What do you think about those born in 1975 though?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 8:41 am


I feel like they were brainwashed by 90s elitists, even though late 90s babies were more related towards '99ers.


I finally found the comment.

I erased the user's avatar and the username to protect the person's identity. I realized that it had more upvotes than what I thought it had.

Like if people born in the late 90's represented Norwegians, those born in 1999 would represent Swedes or maybe even Danes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/17 at 10:40 am


I finally found the comment.

I erased the user's avatar and the username to protect the person's identity. I realized that it had more upvotes than what I thought it had.

Like if people born in the late 90's represented Norwegians, those born in 1999 would represent Swedes or maybe even Danes.


Sweden has the best music and language, so why are you complaining?  :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 10:45 am


Sweden has the best music and language, so why are you complaining?  :-X


What about the best women?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ed/f0/48/edf048cfca0d694956d7d0f7ed0d2ca1.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/17 at 10:51 am

Is there a difference? They're all tall and blonde. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 11:01 am


Is there a difference? They're all tall and blonde. ;D


And the most common main paternal lineage there is I-M253 (Nordic, pre-Germanic). Ultimately, all of the languages belong under the "Germanic" category.

http://cache.eupedia.com/images/content/Haplogroup_I1.gif

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/19/17 at 1:23 pm


And the most common main paternal lineage there is I-M253 (Nordic, pre-Germanic). Ultimately, all of the languages belong under the "Germanic" category.

http://cache.eupedia.com/images/content/Haplogroup_I1.gif
Your photo is not showing up.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 5:58 pm


Your photo is not showing up.


Here's another version:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/117bhc6.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/19/17 at 6:06 pm


Here's another version:

http://oi48.tinypic.com/117bhc6.jpg
Does dark blue mean more tall & blonde?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 6:10 pm


Does dark blue mean more tall & blonde?

Apparently.....

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 6:58 pm


Apparently.....


There are still some tall and blonde people who fall under haplogroup R1a.

http://www.eupedia.com/images/content/R1a-L664-tree.png
http://www.eupedia.com/images/content/R1a-Z284-tree.png
http://cache.eupedia.com/images/content/Haplogroup-R1a.gif

The 20% you see in Scandinavia is likely either R1a Z-284 or R1a L-664.

And I finally found the comment of the 1997er who grouped 1998 borns with those born in 1990.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55105.0;attach=31232;image

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 6:59 pm


There are still some tall and blonde people who fall under haplogroup R1a.

http://www.eupedia.com/images/content/R1a-L664-tree.png

And I finally found the comment of the 1997er who grouped 1998 borns with those born in 1990.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55105.0;attach=31232;image

The top photo doesn't load.

Oh and I already saw the comment but thanks anyways.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:03 pm


What about the best women?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ed/f0/48/edf048cfca0d694956d7d0f7ed0d2ca1.jpg


To be honest, the chances of me getting a girl like this is probably zero.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/17 at 7:05 pm


To be honest, the chances of me getting a girl like this is probably zero.


You can be like me and have zero standards. I'd bang a farmer.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:06 pm


To be honest, the chances of me getting a girl like this is probably zero.

Well.....same here but you must always remain confident ;D ;D ;D ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:09 pm


You can be like me and have zero standards. I'd bang a farmer.


I'm only about 169 cm. Both of my parents are very short (my dad is also about 169 cm, and my mom is only about 150 cm). Plus I also come from ancestries known for short stature (Sicilian, Chinese-Indonesian).

I also go to an all boys' school, and have very few encounters with girls.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:11 pm


I'm only about 169 cm. Both of my parents are very short (my dad is also about 169 cm, and my mom is only about 150 cm). Plus I also come from ancestries known for short stature (Sicilian, Chinese-Indonesian).

I also go to an all boys' school, and have very few encounters with girls.

Actually, never mind what I said earlier. You are DOOMED....you should just give up on life..............and MARRIAGE.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:13 pm


Actually, never mind what I said earlier. You are DOOMED....you should just give up on life..............and MARRIAGE.


I'll never give up! Never in a million years! I still have hope!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:15 pm


I'll never give up!

Well, you're the one that's going to feel the pain...not ME ;) ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/17 at 7:19 pm


I'm only about 169 cm. Both of my parents are very short (my dad is also about 169 cm, and my mom is only about 150 cm). Plus I also come from ancestries known for short stature (Sicilian, Chinese-Indonesian).

I also go to an all boys' school, and have very few encounters with girls.


I have a friend who's 171 cm and he got a few dates. He graduated in Space Engineering though, so... ;D

I have another friend who's a bit shorter than that. He has a girlfriend. He's almost finished his Electrical Engineering degree though, so...... ;D

Getting a degree will get you dates. Women rarely date down when it comes to education, and women are usually more educated than men. So if you want to use supply and demand to your advantage...  8) Living in a big city helps too, those are even more gender-skewed.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:21 pm


Well, you're the one that's going to feel the pain...not ME ;) ;D.


Also, I'm not going to my senior prom (I don't even have anyone). Not to mention, I heard from a teacher that it was mandatory to bring someone to prom this year at my school.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:23 pm


I have a friend who's 171 cm and he got a few dates. He graduated in Space Engineering though, so... ;D

I have another friend who's a bit shorter than that. He has a girlfriend. He's almost finished his Electrical Engineering degree though, so...... ;D

Getting a degree will get you dates. Women rarely date down when it comes to education, and women are usually more educated than men. So if you want to use supply and demand to your advantage...  8) Living in a big city helps too, those are even more gender-skewed.

The number 1 way to attract women is to have...............MONEY, LOTS OF MONEY :-X :-X :-X ;D ;D ;D.


Also, I'm not going to my senior prom (I don't even have anyone). Not to mention, I heard from a teacher that it was mandatory to bring someone to prom this year at my school.

That's actually pretty sad bud.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:24 pm


I have a friend who's 171 cm and he got a few dates. He graduated in Space Engineering though, so... ;D

I have another friend who's a bit shorter than that. He has a girlfriend. He's almost finished his Electrical Engineering degree though, so...... ;D

Getting a degree will get you dates. Women rarely date down when it comes to education, and women are usually more educated than men. So if you want to use supply and demand to your advantage...  8) Living in a big city helps too, those are even more gender-skewed.


I'm planning to do pre-med at college so I could do medical research (I have like a 4.4 or 4.5 GPA at high school). Will that "help my chances"?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:26 pm


I'm planning to do pre-med at college so I could do medical research (I have like a 4.4 or 4.5 GPA at high school). Will that "help my chances"?

Nope it won't because..........
http://www.detourshirts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/nerdalert2.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:28 pm


That's actually pretty sad bud.


What's even sadder is that the only girls (like two or three of them) I really seem to know can't go with me to the prom.

The one I know the most has final exams to do at college (she goes to Rutgers, and I wonder if this is the same Rutgers ZeldaFan20 attends)
The other has other activities she has to do (very well-rounded girl)
The blonde one already has someone else.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:30 pm


What's even sadder is that the only girls (like two or three of them) I really seem to know can't go with me to the prom.

The one I know the most has final exams to do at college (she goes to Rutgers, and I wonder if this is the same Rutgers ZeldaFan20 attends)
The other has other activities she has to do (very well-rounded girl)
The blonde one already has someone else.

I feel really sorry for you. I don't know what to say....:-\\.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:32 pm


I feel really sorry for you. I don't know what to say....:-\\.


It's fine. There are plenty of other opportunities when I'm at college and even grad school.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:33 pm


It's fine. There are plenty of other opportunities when I'm at college and even grad school.

That's right! Chin up bruv!  :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/19/17 at 7:34 pm


That's right! Chin up bruv!  :)


My dad didn't even find my mom until 1996 when he was already 43 years old (my mom was already 36)!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/19/17 at 7:35 pm


My dad didn't even find my mom until 1996 when he was already 43 years old (my mom was already 36)!

No way....43 years is too long...sorry bud ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/19/17 at 7:40 pm


My dad didn't even find my mom until 1996 when he was already 43 years old (my mom was already 36)!


Wow. That's a pretty long time. At least for my parents, they met when they were in college (my dad was a graduate while my mom was still an undergrad during 1982).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/19/17 at 8:16 pm


I'm planning to do pre-med at college so I could do medical research (I have like a 4.4 or 4.5 GPA at high school). Will that "help my chances"?


Finally, I can put my knowledge of labour economics to good use.  8)

The dating market is a market just like any other. It's very much like the jobs market! Women have a strong preference to date men who have the same education level as them or higher. Women also tend to be more educated than men. What these two combined means is that there are more available women than there are available men in the educated singles market. This will mean that many women have to compete with other women to get a dating chance. It's a men's market! :o Theoretically, any degree would do.

Of course, having a degree that pays well is even better. That decreases the supply of men (who have as much earnings as you), but the supply of women stays the same (if it doesn't increase). The market becomes even more biased in your favour. You'd almost have what we call in economics a monopoly!  8)

Reducing your standards works much the same way. You theoretically increase the supply of women who are available to you, while keeping the supply of men in the market the same. That increases your chances with little effort on your part.  ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/20/17 at 6:15 am


To be honest, the chances of me getting a girl like this is probably zero.


She probably wants to date a guy with a full time job. ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/20/17 at 6:17 am


My dad didn't even find my mom until 1996 when he was already 43 years old (my mom was already 36)!


My parents didn't find each other till 1968 but got married in 1969.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 11:02 am


Those are two great schools! If you do get accepted to Seton Hall I wouldn't hesitate in checking it out. I have plenty of friends that go there and they all love it. They also have a prestigious graduate level program for Medical School students and Law School students if you're looking into that for a career path. What part of the U.S are you from?


I'm going to Medical School (I'm planning on going to Villanova for my undergrad, and somewhere in probably North Carolina for my graduate school).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/20/17 at 11:10 am


I'm going to Medical School (I'm planning on going to Villanova for my undergrad, and somewhere in probably North Carolina for my graduate school).

Where are you from?/Where do you live?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 11:33 am


Where are you from?/Where do you live?


Central NJ, but not the same county Zeldafan20 is from.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 11:47 am


Here's the sad thing about generational demographics, they don't give af how much in quantity you remember before this time or this era, etc. They care about the peak of the generation, so they span the years around that peak by picking a date to start and end the generation based off significant events. Some researchers & writers start Gen Z throughout the mid 90's because of the internet boom around that time, while a few others choose 2001 because of 9/11. Nobody ever picked Gen Z starting in 2000/2001 because it was a new millennium, those are just numbers. It's about more significant events than that.


Any cutoff can basically work.

1993: Last to drive during the 00's, last to be at school when the Columbine Shooting took place, last to be born in the early 90's (some will arguably say 1992) (3 arguments)

1994: Last to start K-5's in the 90's, last to be at school when Y2K took place, last to be born in the first half of the 90's, last to vote in the Obama vs. Romney Election, last to be teenagers before the Recession, last to be born before the start of the Internet (6 arguments)

1995: Last to be at high school during the 00's, last to graduate prior to the Y/Z transition, last to be at school by the time Reality TV explodes (3 arguments)

1996: Last to become teenagers in the 00's, last to have a likely chance to remember 9/11, last to be able to vote in the 2014 midterm election, last to enter peak youth period in purely Y youth culture, last to graduate in the first half of the 2010's, last to be born in the mid 90's, last to be at high school when Bin Laden is killed (7 arguments)

1997: Due to the fact that the most common end points you'd see are 1994 and 2000, 1997 happens to be at the very middle (which is probably why Pew and Buzzfeed use this cutoff. Also, they were the last to be at school during the Iraq Invasion, and were already double-digits before the Recession took place (3 arguments)

1998: Last to vote in the Trump vs. Clinton election, last to be at HS during pure Y youth culture, last to consume alcohol in the 2010's, last to graduate during Obama's presidency, last to be at school during the Y age of kid culture, last to be at peak youth when it was mostly Y (6 arguments)

1999: Last to be born in the 90's, last to enter double digits (and according to some definitions, become tweens) in the 00's, last that may have vague memories of the Iraq Invasion, last that may have vague memories prior to 9/11 (yes, some of them, like myself, do have some vague memories in early-mid 2001), last to be at middle school when Bin Laden gets killed (5 arguments)

2000: Last to be born in the 20th century, last to be born in the second millennium, last to reach peak childhood during the Recession, last to become teens in the early 10's (some will arguably say 1999), last to be at school in a Y-leaning kid culture, last to spend peak youth during the Obama age, last to be able to vote in the 2018 midterms, last Millennial according to the Chinese Zodiacs where 1946-1964 and 1982-2000 have the same zodiac animals, last to be at school when Hurricane Katrina occurs (9 arguments)

2001: Last to be born before 9/11 (most of them), last to graduate in the 2010's, last to fully have peak childhood in the 00's (3 arguments)

Most people will agree that anyone born 2002 onwards is undeniably Z, so therefore, this stops in 2001.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/20/17 at 11:57 am


Any cutoff can basically work.

1993: Last to drive during the 00's, last to be at school when the Columbine Shooting took place, last to be born in the early 90's (some will arguably say 1992) (3 arguments)

1994: Last to start K-5's in the 90's, last to be at school when Y2K took place, last to be born in the first half of the 90's, last to vote in the Obama vs. Romney Election, last to be teenagers before the Recession, last to be born before the start of the Internet (6 arguments)

1995: Last to be at high school during the 00's, last to graduate prior to the Y/Z transition, last to be at school by the time Reality TV explodes (3 arguments)

1996: Last to become teenagers in the 00's, last to have a likely chance to remember 9/11, last to be able to vote in the 2014 midterm election, last to enter peak youth period in purely Y youth culture, last to graduate in the first half of the 2010's, last to be born in the mid 90's, last to be at high school when Bin Laden is killed (7 arguments)

1997: Due to the fact that the most common end points you'd see are 1994 and 2000, 1997 happens to be at the very middle (which is probably why Pew and Buzzfeed use this cutoff. Also, they were the last to be at school during the Iraq Invasion, and were already double-digits before the Recession took place (3 arguments)

1998: Last to vote in the Trump vs. Clinton election, last to be at HS during pure Y youth culture, last to consume alcohol in the 2010's, last to graduate during Obama's presidency, last to be at school during the Y age of kid culture, last to be at peak youth when it was mostly Y (6 arguments)

1999: Last to be born in the 90's, last to enter double digits (and according to some definitions, become tweens) in the 00's, last that may have vague memories of the Iraq Invasion, last that may have vague memories prior to 9/11 (yes, some of them, like myself, do have some vague memories in early-mid 2001), last to be at middle school when Bin Laden gets killed (5 arguments)

2000: Last to be born in the 20th century, last to be born in the second millennium, last to reach peak childhood during the Recession, last to become teens in the early 10's (some will arguably say 1999), last to be at school in a Y-leaning kid culture, last to spend peak youth during the Obama age, last to be able to vote in the 2018 midterms, last Millennial according to the Chinese Zodiacs where 1946-1964 and 1982-2000 have the same zodiac animals, last to be at school when Hurricane Katrina occurs (9 arguments)

2001: Last to be born before 9/11 (most of them), last to graduate in the 2010's, last to fully have peak childhood in the 00's (3 arguments)

Most people will agree that anyone born 2002 onwards is undeniably Z, so therefore, this stops in 2001.

Solid and detailed assessment T-Rex. Nice job.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 12:01 pm


Solid and detailed assessment T-Rex. Nice job.


Thank you, my good man and my fellow C-Section 99 brotherhood member.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/20/17 at 12:05 pm


Any cutoff can basically work.

1993: Last to drive during the 00's, last to be at school when the Columbine Shooting took place, last to be born in the early 90's (some will arguably say 1992) (3 arguments)

1994: Last to start K-5's in the 90's, last to be at school when Y2K took place, last to be born in the first half of the 90's, last to vote in the Obama vs. Romney Election, last to be teenagers before the Recession, last to be born before the start of the Internet (6 arguments)

1995: Last to be at high school during the 00's, last to graduate prior to the Y/Z transition, last to be at school by the time Reality TV explodes (3 arguments)

1996: Last to become teenagers in the 00's, last to have a likely chance to remember 9/11, last to be able to vote in the 2014 midterm election, last to enter peak youth period in purely Y youth culture, last to graduate in the first half of the 2010's, last to be born in the mid 90's, last to be at high school when Bin Laden is killed (7 arguments)

1997: Due to the fact that the most common end points you'd see are 1994 and 2000, 1997 happens to be at the very middle (which is probably why Pew and Buzzfeed use this cutoff. Also, they were the last to be at school during the Iraq Invasion, and were already double-digits before the Recession took place (3 arguments)

1998: Last to vote in the Trump vs. Clinton election, last to be at HS during pure Y youth culture, last to consume alcohol in the 2010's, last to graduate during Obama's presidency, last to be at school during the Y age of kid culture, last to be at peak youth when it was mostly Y (6 arguments)

1999: Last to be born in the 90's, last to enter double digits (and according to some definitions, become tweens) in the 00's, last that may have vague memories of the Iraq Invasion, last that may have vague memories prior to 9/11 (yes, some of them, like myself, do have some vague memories in early-mid 2001), last to be at middle school when Bin Laden gets killed (5 arguments)

2000: Last to be born in the 20th century, last to be born in the second millennium, last to reach peak childhood during the Recession, last to become teens in the early 10's (some will arguably say 1999), last to be at school in a Y-leaning kid culture, last to spend peak youth during the Obama age, last to be able to vote in the 2018 midterms, last Millennial according to the Chinese Zodiacs where 1946-1964 and 1982-2000 have the same zodiac animals, last to be at school when Hurricane Katrina occurs (9 arguments)

2001: Last to be born before 9/11 (most of them), last to graduate in the 2010's, last to fully have peak childhood in the 00's (3 arguments)

Most people will agree that anyone born 2002 onwards is undeniably Z, so therefore, this stops in 2001.


I agree 100%! So going by this chart the most reasonable cutoff point to the most unreasonable cutoff point based on amount of supportive arguments, it would be ranked like this:

1. 2000 (The Most reasonable cutoff point)

2. 1996

3. 1994

4. 1998

5. 1999

6. 1995

7. 2001

8. 1997

9. 1993 (The Least reasonable cutoff point)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/20/17 at 12:05 pm


Thank you, my good man and my fellow C-Section 99 brotherhood member.


LOL!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/20/17 at 12:05 pm


Thank you, my good man and my fellow C-Section 99 brotherhood member.

8) You got that right! #1999Club

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/20/17 at 12:07 pm


I agree 100%! So going by this chart the most reasonable cutoff point to the most unreasonable cutoff point based on amount of supportive arguments, it would be ranked like this:

1. 2000 (The Most reasonable cutoff point)

2. 1996

3. 1994

4. 1998

5. 1999

6. 1995

7. 2001

8. 1997

9. 1993 (The Least reasonable cutoff point)

I agree 2000 makes the most sense to me. Ending at 1993 or 1997 just seems so irrational.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/20/17 at 12:08 pm


Instagram is popular among early '90s people, but Snapchat less so. Keep in mind, many of us had graduated university or were in our final years when that got popular in 2014. At that point, my life was just not interesting enough to be sending 10 pictures to my friends everyday. ;D I started off by sending dumb doodles, but it lost its appeal about a week later.  :-X


I'm not by any means saying that this is true across the board, but I have never once used Snapchat in my life, nor do I know anybody else my age that does. I think the youngest person I know that regularly uses Snapchat was born in 1992, but that's just anecdotal, of course.


It's because your average joe divides things up in halves, it's simple and easy.

Years 0-4 are rounded down. Years 5-9 are rounded up. Therefore 0-4 is when things are still good and 5-9 is when everything goes to sh*t.

It's why I always see people saying the 90s ended in 2004 or 2000-2004 is "The 90s Encore". Or why I see people using 1995 as the "birth year of doom" or the "year where it all went wrong". Ex:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6MwbyfVMAA1161.jpg

Or sometimes I see older people using 1985 as the birth year of doom, or younger people using 2005 as the birth year of doom. Most normies have a life unlike some of us here, to be fair, ;D so they just keep decade-division simple and don't strain their brains thinking about it like we do.


I remember when I first joined this site there was somebody here who used to say that everybody born after 1987 was ruining society or whatever. ;D

I've just never understood these people with the completely random and arbitrary cut-off dates for everybody sucking. Like that guy in that post saying that everybody born in 1990-1998 is awesome, but 1999 and later are trash. I mean, do you actually believe that somebody born on December 31, 1998 played outside and experienced Game Boys and VHS firsthand, while a kid born on January 1, 1999 grew up with smarphones and Facebook? That's just dumb.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/20/17 at 12:10 pm


I've just never understood these people with the completely random and arbitrary cut-off dates for everybody sucking. Like that guy in that post saying that everybody born in 1990-1998 is awesome, but 1999 and later are trash. I mean, do you actually believe that somebody born on December 31, 1998 played outside and experienced Game Boys and VHS firsthand, while a kid born on January 1, 1999 grew up with smarphones and Facebook? That's just dumb.

Exactly....it makes no sense whatsoever.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 12:15 pm


I'm not by any means saying that this is true across the board, but I have never once used Snapchat in my life, nor do I know anybody else my age that does. I think the youngest person I know that regularly uses Snapchat was born in 1992, but that's just anecdotal, of course.

I remember when I first joined this site there was somebody here who used to say that everybody born after 1987 was ruining society or whatever. ;D

I've just never understood these people with the completely random and arbitrary cut-off dates for everybody sucking. Like that guy in that post saying that everybody born in 1990-1998 is awesome, but 1999 and later are trash. I mean, do you actually believe that somebody born on December 31, 1998 played outside and experienced Game Boys and VHS firsthand, while a kid born on January 1, 1999 grew up with smarphones and Facebook? That's just dumb.


After 1987 meaning 1987+ or 1988+ (example - sometimes when people say "after 2000", they mean 2000+ instead of 2001+)?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/20/17 at 12:21 pm


After 1987 meaning 1987+ or 1988+ (example - sometimes when people say "after 2000", they mean 2000+ instead of 2001+)?


Pretty sure he meant 1987 and later, though this was back in 2006 so it's hard to remember. It was weird. He used to go on these long detailed rants about how mid '80s babies were the last people to have morals, decency, respect for their elders, and all that kind of crap. He seemed 100% sincere, too.

It was basically a precursor to all of the crap like that you see in the YouTube comment section these days. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 12:23 pm


Pretty sure he meant 1987 and later, though this was back in 2006 so it's hard to remember. It was weird. He used to go on these long detailed rants about how mid '80s babies were the last people to have morals, decency, respect for their elders, and all that kind of crap. He seemed 100% sincere, too.

It was basically a precursor to all of the crap like that you see in the YouTube comment section these days. ;D


Let me guess - was he/she born in 1985 or 1986?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/20/17 at 12:27 pm


Let me guess - was he born in 1985 or 1986?


If it was, I wouldn't be surprised ;D

Its funny how people can become such dicks on the internet over people so close in age. I've seen my fair share of "80's babies were the last decent generation, those born in 1990 & after are a bunch of Bieleber ******S!!!", only to then find out the person who made that comment was born in 1988 or 1989.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 12:31 pm


I'm not by any means saying that this is true across the board, but I have never once used Snapchat in my life, nor do I know anybody else my age that does. I think the youngest person I know that regularly uses Snapchat was born in 1992, but that's just anecdotal, of course.

I remember when I first joined this site there was somebody here who used to say that everybody born after 1987 was ruining society or whatever. ;D

I've just never understood these people with the completely random and arbitrary cut-off dates for everybody sucking. Like that guy in that post saying that everybody born in 1990-1998 is awesome, but 1999 and later are trash. I mean, do you actually believe that somebody born on December 31, 1998 played outside and experienced Game Boys and VHS firsthand, while a kid born on January 1, 1999 grew up with smarphones and Facebook? That's just dumb.


That "guy" is actually a girl.  :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/20/17 at 12:36 pm


If it was, I wouldn't be surprised ;D

Its funny how people can become such dicks on the internet over people so close in age. I've seen my fair share of "80's babies were the last decent generation, those born in 1990 & after are a bunch of Bieleber ******S!!!", only to then find out the person who made that comment was born in 1988 or 1989.


Or there was this one time where a user named "DarknessDudeNotCrazy" (probably either a 1990 or 1991 born, and he had at least 12 other accounts) bashed people born in 1993 onward.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/24/17 at 2:46 am

I've often noticed that when people bash those younger than them, they oftentimes use the year that ends in -5 to begin the "spoiled brats". Probably because it's nice, round, "halfway-point" number.

There's the Worldstarhiphop meme I posted earlier, and there's even these folks born in 2001-2004 who do the same thing, lol.
http://i.imgur.com/GwFmSn8.png

Also, "My parents didn't allow me to be on a phone or iPad until about nine years old."? When I was 9 the iPad didn't exist. Having iPads when you are 9 years old is one of the farthest things from being a Millennial. Millennials were more about the Walkman, the Discman, and the iPod.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/24/17 at 2:50 am


When I was 9 the iPad didn't exist. Having iPads when you are 9 years old is one of the farthest things from being a Millennial. Millennials were more about the Walkman, the Discman, and the iPod.


They didn't exist when I was 9 years old either. As for the Discman, I have had my Discman since I was 6. :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/24/17 at 2:55 am

On the topic of the thread: SharksFan, in your country, I'm curious, do they use 1981/2-1999 as the definition for Millennials more often, instead of 1981/2-1994/5/6/7 which they use here in the States?

I mean, 9/11 didn't make as big an impact in your country, so I'd guess less demographers would base their cutoff date on it, and there'd be less issue including the entire 80s and 90s into Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/24/17 at 3:30 am


On the topic of the thread: SharksFan, in your country, I'm curious, do they use 1981/2-1999 as the definition for Millennials more often, instead of 1981/2-1994/5/6/7 which they use here in the States?

I mean, 9/11 didn't make as big an impact in your country, so I'd guess less demographers would base their cutoff date on it, and there'd be less issue including the entire 80s and 90s into Millennials.


The only two definitions for the Millennials I have ever seen (apart from the other ones online, of course) are 1980-1994 and 1982-2000. I don't think one definition is favoured over the other, as I have read numerous newspaper articles and books which use both definitions interchangeably. It doesn't make any sense really, because you'd think that other events would decide the boundaries for each generation. For instance, we use the exact same boundaries for Gen X (1965-1980), but MTV didn't launch as a channel here until 1995, so how can people born in that time frame be categorised as being the "MTV Generation" when the channel didn't even exist when they were growing up? We also use the 1946-1964 definition for the Baby Boomers as well, which is ridiculous, in my opinion. Our generation boundaries are basically the exact same as the US boundaries.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/24/17 at 5:07 am


They didn't exist when I was 9 years old either. As for the Discman, I have had my Discman since I was 6. :P


Is it still in good condition? ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/24/17 at 5:35 am


Is it still in good condition? ???


Yep. :) I should take a photo of it and upload it on here.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/24/17 at 5:57 am

I don't understand Snapchat. I don't have it, but the same is true for most of my peers. I could install it, but then, if they don't have it, to whom do I chat then?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/24/17 at 8:13 am

Man, all these 2004 borns are trying so hard to fit in with the actual last generation that went outside: 1993 borns.  :-X We were the last to go outside and play rock paper scissors and hide and seek. My parents didn't let me have a Gamecube until I was 9. I remember a time when I used to go outside instead of staying at home playing Smash Bros. Mêlée all day. I've never seen anyone born 1995 onwards step outside their house ever.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: the2001 on 04/24/17 at 8:16 am


Man, all these 2004 borns are trying so hard to fit in with the actual last generation that went outside: 1993 borns.  :-X We were the last to go outside and play rock paper scissors and hide and seek. My parents didn't let me have a Gamecube until I was 9. I remember a time when I used to go outside instead of staying at home playing Smash Bros. Mêlée all day. I've never seen anyone born 1995 onwards step outside their house ever.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/24/17 at 10:58 am


Man, all these 2004 borns are trying so hard to fit in with the actual last generation that went outside: 1993 borns.  :-X We were the last to go outside and play rock paper scissors and hide and seek. My parents didn't let me have a Gamecube until I was 9. I remember a time when I used to go outside instead of staying at home playing Smash Bros. Mêlée all day. I've never seen anyone born 1995 onwards step outside their house ever.


Yes it's unbelievable; they seem well knowledgeable though. I don't remember that when I was 12 children even knew about this generational stuff or analysed if and how they were part of it.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/24/17 at 1:10 pm


http://i.imgur.com/GwFmSn8.png


That has to be fake. I refuse to believe that an actual 12-year-old typed that.


Man, all these 2004 borns are trying so hard to fit in with the actual last generation that went outside: 1993 borns.  :-X We were the last to go outside and play rock paper scissors and hide and seek. My parents didn't let me have a Gamecube until I was 9. I remember a time when I used to go outside instead of staying at home playing Smash Bros. Mêlée all day. I've never seen anyone born 1995 onwards step outside their house ever.


I hate to break it to you, but I've never seen anybody born after 1989 play outside. I blame the PlayStation. '80s babies grew up with the 8-bit/16-bit era where video games were so simplistic that we had to spend more time outside playing just to keep ourselves entertained. Starting with the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, video games began having more involved stories and lasting dozens of hours, and kids pretty much stopped going outside.

I remember being, like, 10-years-old and first asking myself 'why are all these '90s babies sitting in their houses playing Spyro the Dragon all day?'. It's a problem that's only gotten worse since then.

Here's how I would divide it up:

4.5. billion B.C.-1989 borns: Kids played outside.
1990-2017 borns: Kids don't play outside.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 1:23 pm


That has to be fake. I refuse to believe that an actual 12-year-old typed that.

I hate to break it to you, but I've never seen anybody born after 1989 play outside. I blame the PlayStation. '80s babies grew up with the 8-bit/16-bit era where video games were so simplistic that we had to spend more time outside playing just to keep ourselves entertained. Starting with the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, video games began having more involved stories and lasting dozens of hours, and kids pretty much stopped going outside.

I remember being, like, 10-years-old and first asking myself 'why are all these '90s babies sitting in their houses playing Spyro the Dragon all day?'. It's a problem that's only gotten worse since then.

Here's how I would divide it up:

4.5. billion B.C.-1989 borns: Kids played outside.
1990-2017 borns: Kids don't play outside.


Wrong! Kids born in 1982 are the last to have played outside since we're the last of generation x. Everyone born since 1983 is a sissy millennial who grew up with iPhones in their hands. ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 2:02 pm


I've often noticed that when people bash those younger than them, they oftentimes use the year that ends in -5 to begin the "spoiled brats". Probably because it's nice, round, "halfway-point" number.

There's the Worldstarhiphop meme I posted earlier, and there's even these folks born in 2001-2004 who do the same thing, lol.
http://i.imgur.com/GwFmSn8.png

Also, "My parents didn't allow me to be on a phone or iPad until about nine years old."? When I was 9 the iPad didn't exist. Having iPads when you are 9 years old is one of the farthest things from being a Millennial. Millennials were more about the Walkman, the Discman, and the iPod.



Man, all these 2004 borns are trying so hard to fit in with the actual last generation that went outside: 1993 borns.  :-X We were the last to go outside and play rock paper scissors and hide and seek. My parents didn't let me have a Gamecube until I was 9. I remember a time when I used to go outside instead of staying at home playing Smash Bros. Mêlée all day. I've never seen anyone born 1995 onwards step outside their house ever.



That has to be fake. I refuse to believe that an actual 12-year-old typed that.

I hate to break it to you, but I've never seen anybody born after 1989 play outside. I blame the PlayStation. '80s babies grew up with the 8-bit/16-bit era where video games were so simplistic that we had to spend more time outside playing just to keep ourselves entertained. Starting with the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, video games began having more involved stories and lasting dozens of hours, and kids pretty much stopped going outside.

I remember being, like, 10-years-old and first asking myself 'why are all these '90s babies sitting in their houses playing Spyro the Dragon all day?'. It's a problem that's only gotten worse since then.

Here's how I would divide it up:

4.5. billion B.C.-1989 borns: Kids played outside.
1990-2017 borns: Kids don't play outside.



Wrong! Kids born in 1982 are the last to have played outside since we're the last of generation x. Everyone born since 1983 is a sissy millennial who grew up with iPhones in their hands. ::)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

These sarcastic elitism posts are hilarious!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/24/17 at 3:32 pm


Yes it's unbelievable; they seem well knowledgeable though. I don't remember that when I was 12 children even knew about this generational stuff or analysed if and how they were part of it.


I agree, that sounds awfully smart for a 12 year old. All I remember doing at that age was playing Runescape and arguing with Swedes over who had the better hockey team. also thats rly gud spelling, grammer and punctuation. wen i was 12 i didnt care 4 wut ppl thot of my writing style.


Wrong! Kids born in 1982 are the last to have played outside since we're the last of generation x. Everyone born since 1983 is a sissy millennial who grew up with iPhones in their hands. ::)


No lies detected TBH.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/24/17 at 3:41 pm


I agree, that sounds awfully smart for a 12 year old. All I remember doing at that age was playing Runescape and arguing with Swedes over who had the better hockey team. also thats rly gud spelling, grammer and punctuation. wen i was 12 i didnt care 4 wut ppl thot of my writing style.


For me it goes beyond the writing style. I mean, what 12-year-old would care about being considered a member a certain generation? What 12-year-old would care whether or not somebody a few years older than them thought they played outside or not? I know the world has changed quite a bit since 1999, but when I was that age I would've been far too busy trying to figure out how to get to that truck next to the S.S. Anne to even bother posting on an internet forum.

Also, that line "I didn't even own an iPad until I was 9!" made me lol. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 4:11 pm


For me it goes beyond the writing style. I mean, what 12-year-old would care about being considered a member a certain generation? What 12-year-old would care whether or not somebody a few years older than them thought they played outside or not? I know the world has changed quite a bit since 1999, but when I was that age I would've been far too busy trying to figure out how to get to that truck next to the S.S. Anne to even bother posting on an internet forum.

Also, that line "I didn't even own an iPad until I was 9!" made me lol. ;D

To be fair, 2012 was when I got into the generation stuff and I was 13 then. Mostly because I saw '90s kids posts on Facebook and could relate to a lot of them....so I used to think of myself as a '90s kid because it was "cool". From that, I started searching up the generations.....ever since then I don't know whether I'm Gen Y or Gen Z. It's seems to based on my estimation....55% of people think that 1999 borns are elder members of Gen Z, 30% of people think that 1999 borns are apart of the end of Gen Y, and 15% of people think that 1999 borns are a mix of both.....:P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 4:35 pm

Hey have any of you seen this article? It's about the X/Y cusp being called Oregon Trail.  I've read it many times and while it is accurate, the last part is not. ;D AOL IS social media.

https://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2015/04/oregon-trail-generation/

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 5:35 pm


To be fair, 2012 was when I got into the generation stuff and I was 13 then. Mostly because I saw '90s kids posts on Facebook and could relate to a lot of them....so I used to think of myself as a '90s kid because it was "cool". From that, I started searching up the generations.....ever since then I don't know whether I'm Gen Y or Gen Z. It's seems to based on my estimation....55% of people think that 1999 borns are elder members of Gen Z, 30% of people think that 1999 borns are apart of the end of Gen Y, and 15% of people think that 1999 borns are a mix of both.....:P.


Yeah; I've realized that many sources seem to put those born in the second half of the 90's as being Z rather than Y.

In my opinion, they're a mix of both.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 5:39 pm


Yeah; I've realized that many sources seem to put those born in the second half of the 90's as being Z rather than Y.

In my opinion, they're a mix of both.

Honestly, I see myself as late Gen Y (I guess also a Y/Z mix or cusper). In no way do I think of myself as 100% Gen Z.....however, I'm beginning to care less and less about this stuff :(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 5:44 pm


Honestly, I see myself as late Gen Y (I guess also a Y/Z mix or cusper). In no way do I think of myself as 100% Gen Z.....however, I'm beginning to care less and less about this stuff :(.


I also started looking at the generation stuff in around 2012 (when I was thirteen).

The most common definition of Y an Z I saw at the time was Millennials being 1977-1994 and Zed being 1995-2012. Now it's been five years since I first discovered this topic, and I realized that there were just many different definitions that were used. Often, I would see people putting 1995-2000 as the "bridge" between Generation Y and Generation Z, because it is also pretty common to end Y at 2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 5:47 pm


I also started looking at the generation stuff in around 2012 (when I was thirteen).

The most common definition of Y an Z I saw at the time was Millennials being 1977-1994 and Zed being 1995-2012. Now it's been five years since I first discovered this topic, and I realized that there were just many different definitions that were used.

Yeah, those were the most common definitions I saw back then as well. I just don't know and (honestly staring to not care :-\\).

If you want to see me as apart of Gen Z (aka growing up having smartphones, social media, etc)......whatever :(

If you want to see me as apart of Gen Y....whatever :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 6:20 pm


Yeah; I've realized that many sources seem to put those born in the second half of the 90's as being Z rather than Y.

In my opinion, they're a mix of both.



Honestly, I see myself as late Gen Y (I guess also a Y/Z mix or cusper). In no way do I think of myself as 100% Gen Z.....however, I'm beginning to care less and less about this stuff :(.
You know something, I've had that sense for sometime. You all seem to be both regardless of the cutoff is.

I know how it feels to have an identity crisis. My opinion still aligns with 2000 as the end, but with those sources, i can't refute facts. :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:24 pm


You know something, I've had that sense for sometime. You all seem to be both regardless of the cutoff is.

I know how it feels to have an identity crisis. My opinion still aligns with 2000 as the end, but with those sources, i can't refute facts. :(

Thanks for your kind words :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 6:32 pm


Thanks for your kind words :).
No problem.

I will say though, if the cutoff does end up being 1994/95, you will at least be considered part of the older Zs which will most likely have its own characteristics compared to the younger Zs..

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:35 pm


No problem.

I will say though, if the cutoff does end up being 1994/95, you will at least be considered part of the older Zs which will most likely have its own characteristics compared to the younger Zs..

I hope so but so far that hasn't been the case. I don't know why....a ton of people think that I had a similar childhood to a person born in 2008.....:(. I feel lost but your words did cheer me up a bit (sorry if I sound mopey).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 6:37 pm


Pretty sure he meant 1987 and later, though this was back in 2006 so it's hard to remember. It was weird. He used to go on these long detailed rants about how mid '80s babies were the last people to have morals, decency, respect for their elders, and all that kind of crap. He seemed 100% sincere, too.

It was basically a precursor to all of the crap like that you see in the YouTube comment section these days. ;D


Here are some pretty "productive" members of society born in 1986 that have morals, decency, and respect for their elders:

http://statics.notengotele.com/ntts/2012/05/NTT_73129_la_decadencia_de_lindsay_lohan_25_anos_en_60_segundos_thumb_fb.jpg?cb=43651

http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/rs_300x300-130415172103-600.ab_.cm_.41513.jpg

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:39 pm


Here are some pretty "productive" members of society born in 1986 that have morals, decency, and respect for their elders:

http://statics.notengotele.com/ntts/2012/05/NTT_73129_la_decadencia_de_lindsay_lohan_25_anos_en_60_segundos_thumb_fb.jpg?cb=43651

http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/rs_300x300-130415172103-600.ab_.cm_.41513.jpg

I would wife both of them in a minute :D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 6:39 pm


I hope so but so far that hasn't been the case. I don't know why....a ton of people think that I had a similar childhood to a person borns in 2008.....:(. I feel lost but your words did cheer me up a bit (sorry if I sound mopey).
It's alright. I understand how you feel. It's the same thing with Older Millennials despite that most of them are already married, with children and even own homes.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:42 pm


It's alright. I understand how you feel. It's the same thing with Older Millennials despite that most of them are already married, with children and even own homes.

Are you looking for those things? Or no?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 6:43 pm


I would wife both of them in a minute :D.


Wife this one ASAP.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5d/52/fb/5d52fbee54b29645e26c085a0e045f3a.jpg

If you do, you have will win a big jackpot.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:44 pm


Wife this one ASAP.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5d/52/fb/5d52fbee54b29645e26c085a0e045f3a.jpg

If you do, you have will win a big jackpot.

I can't see anything....

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 6:45 pm


I can't see anything....


Open your eyes man! :D

Don't be shy....

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:47 pm


Open your eyes man! :D

Don't be shy....

That pic actually made me want to drink cyanide  8-P.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 6:48 pm


Are you looking for those things? Or no?
Yeah. I want to accomplish those milestones which is what folks in my age bracket are also doing. Some I know have children (most have one though with very few having 2 or more), and some others are even married.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 6:51 pm


That pic actually made me want to drink cyanide  8-P.


Same.

That is what drugs will do to you (Except that you are not a female. You are rather a cesarean male that is thirteen years younger).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:52 pm


Yeah. I want to accomplish those milestones which is what folks in my age bracket are also doing. Some I know have children (most have one though with very few having 2 or more), and some others are even married.

Cool, I wish you good luck in that quest. I want those things as well (a wife, kids and a house) but that's about 10-15 years down the road.


Same.

That is what drugs will do to you (Except that you are not a female. You are rather a cesarean male that is thirteen years younger).

You already know bro 8).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 6:57 pm


You already know bro 8).


Plus my mom (who is going to be 57 in June) probably looks younger than LinLo. She is even older than LinLo's mother.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: exodus08 on 04/24/17 at 6:58 pm


Wrong! Kids born in 1982 are the last to have played outside since we're the last of generation x. Everyone born since 1983 is a sissy millennial who grew up with iPhones in their hands. ::)

Actually the cutoffs for Gen X is 1980/81. So that makes you a millennial (1982-2000).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 6:59 pm


Plus my mom (who is going to be 57 in June) probably looks younger than LinLo. She is even older than LinLo's mother.

My mom is going to be 54 next month and she looks like she could be Lindsay Lohan's daughter ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:04 pm


Actually the cutoffs for Gen X is 1980/81. So that makes you a millennial (1982-2000).



This is wrong. Millennials begin in 1983. Ask anyone born in 1983 to describe their experiences growing up and I guarantee you they'll say something along the lines of "sitting at home with an iPad in my hand". ::) ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 7:04 pm


My mom is going to be 54 next month and she looks like she could be Lindsay Lohan's daughter ;D.


My mom looks like she could be Lindsay Lohan's niece, but this is biologically impossible because she is Chinese-Indonesian (I typically hear that Asian women age slower than white women). What is your mom, by any chance?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:06 pm



This is wrong. Millennials begin in 1983. Ask anyone born in 1983 to describe their experiences growing up and I guarantee you they'll say something along the lines of "sitting at home with an iPad in my hand". ::) ::)

Jordan always with the alternative facts, you old geezers just don't give up ::).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:06 pm

It's good to see the sexy Lindsay Lohan still kickin' it! Oh yeah! 8)


Jordan always with the alternative facts, you old geezers just don't give up ::).


You calling me fake new? It's Hilary who brings fake news! >:(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:07 pm


My mom looks like she could be Lindsay Lohan's niece, but this is biologically impossible because she is Chinese-Indonesian (I typically hear that Asian women age slower than white women). What is your mom, by any chance?

My mom is a human ;).


You calling me fake new? It's Hilary who brings fake news! >:(

Hillary has nothing to do with your dementia old man ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:08 pm


Hillary has nothing to do with your dementia old man ;D.


Hillary is the one who brings fake news not like me, Red Pilled Jordan who puts women in the kitchen and gives the votes to God Emperor Trump.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: exodus08 on 04/24/17 at 7:09 pm


Hillary is the one who brings fake news not like me, Red Pilled Jordan who puts women in the kitchen and gives the votes to God Emperor Trump.

Generation X, or Gen X, is the demographic cohort following the baby boomers. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use birth years ranging from 1965 to 1981. Generation X is a relatively smaller demographic cohort sandwiched between two larger demographic cohorts, the baby boomers and the Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:10 pm


Generation X, or Gen X, is the demographic cohort following the baby boomers. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use birth years ranging from 1965 to 1982. Generation X is a relatively smaller demographic cohort sandwiched between two larger demographic cohorts, the baby boomers and the Millennials.


Ok, that's all fine and dandy, but I had to fix your post for you. You'll find it's more accurate now.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: exodus08 on 04/24/17 at 7:12 pm


Ok, that's all fine and dandy, but I had to fix your post for you. You'll find it's more accurate now.

Fix What? You had to change it because you know I'm right.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 7:12 pm


It's good to see the sexy Lindsay Lohan still kickin' it! Oh yeah! 8)


Even her teeth look so glamorous. They shine like topazes.

http://i1.wp.com/radaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lindsay-lohan-teeth-rotted-bad-04.jpg?resize=700%2C700

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:12 pm


Hillary is the one who brings fake news not like me, Red Pilled Jordan who puts women in the kitchen and gives the votes to God Emperor Trump.

Gosh, why do we even allow old men on this site? Go put in your dentures Jordan >:(.


Generation X, or Gen X, is the demographic cohort following the baby boomers. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use birth years ranging from 1965 to 1981. Generation X is a relatively smaller demographic cohort sandwiched between two larger demographic cohorts, the baby boomers and the Millennials.

He's joking bro (more like trolling ;D). Don't take him seriously.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:13 pm


Even her teeth look so glamorous. They shine like topazes.

http://i1.wp.com/radaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lindsay-lohan-teeth-rotted-bad-04.jpg?resize=700%2C700

WTF 8-P....please stop this madness.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:14 pm


Fix What? You had to change it because you know I'm right.


You're right because I fixed your post and made it better. 8)


Even her teeth look so glamorous. They shine like topazes.

http://i1.wp.com/radaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lindsay-lohan-teeth-rotted-bad-04.jpg?resize=700%2C700



DAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNNN!!!!!! :o I hope that when I go to the club I get to see Linday Lohan shaking her thang and "making dat azz bounce" on the dance floor to some Desiigner, Drake and Limp Bizkit. 8)


Gosh, why do we even allow old men on this site? Go put in your dentures Jordan >:(.


8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: exodus08 on 04/24/17 at 7:17 pm


You're right because I fixed your post and made it better.

What makes you better than someone born in '83?  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:18 pm


What makes you better than someone born in '83?  ;D


Us born in 1982 actually played outside as kids. We went to the park and played until the streetlights came on. Those born 1983-present grew up with iPads in the hand and never stepped foot outside.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: exodus08 on 04/24/17 at 7:20 pm


Us born in 1982 actually played outside as kids. We went to the park and played until the streetlights came on. Those born 1983-present grew up with iPads in the hand and never stepped foot outside.

lol Biggest Troll Ever!!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/24/17 at 7:21 pm


lol Biggest Troll Ever!!


No way! Just facts is all. 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/24/17 at 7:21 pm


Cool, I wish you good luck in that quest. I want those things as well (a wife, kids and a house) but that's about 10-15 years down the road.
Thanks man. I hope it happens soon because you can't wait for everything, and let it come to you.


Actually the cutoffs for Gen X is 1980/81. So that makes you a millennial (1982-2000).
That depends though. So far, I've seen 1994/95 as the two contenders while 2000 is in 3rd place.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:22 pm


lol Biggest Troll Ever!!

;D


Thanks man. I hope it happens soon because you can't wait for everything, and let it come to you.

You're welcome and thanks.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 7:26 pm


That depends though. So far, I've seen 1994/95 as the two contenders while 2000 is in 3rd place.


The cutoff ranking using any year between 1994 and 2000 based on every single source I've seen so far.

1. 1994
2. 1995
3. 2000
4. 1999
5. 1997
6. 1996
7. 1998

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 7:31 pm


The cutoff ranking using any year between 1994 and 2000 based on every single source I've seen so far.

1. 1994
2. 1995
3. 2000
4. 1999
5. 1997
6. 1996
7. 1998

I agree. I have seen 1980-1999 and 1981-1999....however, I don't care anymore

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/24/17 at 7:58 pm



This is wrong. Millennials begin in 1983. Ask anyone born in 1983 to describe their experiences growing up and I guarantee you they'll say something along the lines of "sitting at home with an iPad in my hand". ::) ::)


It's true my baby pics were on Instagram and my mom neglected me while she was playing Candy Crush. I got my iPad when I was 6 though so I remember a time before iPad.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/24/17 at 8:24 pm


I hope so but so far that hasn't been the case. I don't know why....a ton of people think that I had a similar childhood to a person born in 2008.....:(. I feel lost but your words did cheer me up a bit (sorry if I sound mopey).


That's really no different than how it is with Millennials right now, though. People born in the '70s think that I'm exactly the same as some kid born in 1997, even though I was in high school when they started kindergarten. I'm really too old to care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I'd be lying if I told you it didn't get annoying.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 8:27 pm


That's really no different than how it is with Millennials right now, though. People born in the '70s think that I'm exactly the same as some kid born in 1997, even though I was in high school when they started kindergarten. I'm really too old to care about that kind of stuff anymore, but I'd be lying if I told you it didn't get annoying.

It is annoying. However, for me it's even more annoying because it's like how can people even think that I a person who was born in 1999 (I'm basically 18) had a similar childhood to a 8-9 year old (born in 2008 for example)......how? :-[

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 8:32 pm


It's true my baby pics were on Instagram and my mom neglected me while she was playing Candy Crush. I got my iPad when I was 6 though so I remember a time before iPad.


My parents used Musical.ly to record me as a baby.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/24/17 at 8:35 pm


It is annoying. However, for me it's even more annoying because it's like how can people even think that I a person who was born in 1999 (I'm basically 18) had a similar childhood to a 8-9 year old (born in 2008 for example)......how? :-
My parents used Musical.ly to record me as a baby.


Camcorders were still expensive when I was a kid, and my parents never owned any. There were no videos taken of me until I was 16-years-old.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 8:38 pm


I don't know, man. People just have this thing about taking all kids that are younger than them and lumping them all together regardless of age. It's stupid, but it seems like people that don't do this are in the minority.

There's a guy that hosts a radio show I listen to born in 1974 that has this guy on his staff born in 1988. He was making fun of the '88er guy once when they were talking about Nirvana saying "I bet you don't even know who that is". Like a kid that grew up in the '90s wouldn't be aware of the most popular band of the decade!

I know, it just sucks all around.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 8:42 pm


Camcorders were still expensive when I was a kid, and my parents never owned any. There were no videos taken of me until I was 16-years-old.


I was just joking there :)

But back to what you were saying, my parents used a Sony camcorder to record most of my childhood stuff (I still use it to this day). However, whenever I watch one of the videos my mom recorded in 2006, it looked like it could easily be from the mid 90's in terms of film quality.

That camcorder cost my parents about $1300 in late 90's money. I imagine what that $1300 then would be today.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/24/17 at 8:51 pm


I was just joking there :)

But back to what you were saying, my parents used a Sony camcorder to record most of my childhood stuff (I still use it to this day). However, whenever I watch one of the videos my mom recorded in 2006, it looked like it could easily be from the mid 90's in terms of film quality.

That camcorder cost my parents about $1300 in late 90's money. I imagine what that $1300 then would be today.


Since you asked, I checked out the inflation calculator. That $1300 camcorder that your parents bought in the late '90s would cost $1900 today! And that's true about the film quality. Even many early 2000's camcorders were still in standard definition and look really dated by today's standards.

In the late '80s and early '90s, most top tier camcorders were about $2000, which is nearly $4,000 in today's money, well outside of our price range. I had some friends from well off families that had camcorders, but nobody did in our relatively poor neighborhood.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/24/17 at 9:00 pm


Since you asked, I checked out the inflation calculator. That $1300 camcorder that your parents bought in the late '90s would cost $1900 today! And that's true about the film quality. Even many early 2000's camcorders were still in standard definition and look really dated by today's standards.

In the late '80s and early '90s, most top tier camcorders were about $2000, which is nearly $4,000 in today's money, well outside of our price range. I had some friends from well off families that had camcorders, but nobody did in our relatively poor neighborhood.


And here shall be your 4000th post.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/24/17 at 9:13 pm


The cutoff ranking using any year between 1994 and 2000 based on every single source I've seen so far.

1. 1994
2. 1995
3. 2000
4. 1999
5. 1997
6. 1996

7. 1998


I'd switch 1997 & 1996, other than that pretty accurate.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 9:14 pm


I'd switch 1997 & 1996, other than that pretty accurate.

Oh yes, that's one change I forgot to mention to him but yes...otherwise he was on point.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 04/24/17 at 9:16 pm

Not COMPLETELY Accurate

This is from wikipedia:

"Date and age range defining
A minority of demographers and researchers start the generation in the mid-to-late 1970s, such as Synchrony Financial which describes Millennials as starting as early as 1976, Mobilize.org which uses 1976–1996, MetLife which uses birth dates ranging from 1977–1994, and Nielsen Media Research which uses 1977–1995.

The majority of researchers and demographers start the generation in the early 1980s. Many end the generation in the mid-1990s. Australia's McCrindle Research uses 1980–1994. A 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers report and Edelman Berland use 1980–1995. Gallup Inc., Eventbrite and Dale Carnegie Training and MSW Research all use 1980–1996. Ernst and Young uses 1981–1996. Manpower Group uses 1982–1996.

Others end the generation in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Goldman Sachs, Resolution Foundation, and a 2013 Time magazine cover story all use 1980–2000. SYZYGY, a digital service agency partially owned by WPP uses 1981–1998, and the United States Census Bureau uses 1982–2000. Pew Research Center defines Millennials as being born from 1981 onwards, with no chronological end point set yet.

Demographers William Straus and Neil Howe define Millennials as born between 1982–2004. However, Howe described the dividing line between Millennials and the following Generation Z as "tentative" saying, "you can’t be sure where history will someday draw a cohort dividing line until a generation fully comes of age." He noted that the Millennials' range beginning in 1982 would point to the next generation's window starting between 2000 and 2006.

In his 2008 book The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom, author Elwood Carlson defined this cohort as born between 1983–2001 based on the upswing in births after 1983 and finishing with the "political and social challenges" that occurred after the September 11 terrorist acts. In 2016, U.S Pirg described Millennials as those born between 1983 and 2000. On the American television program Survivor, for their 33rd season, subtitled Millennials vs. Gen X, the "Millennial tribe" consisted of individuals born between 1984 and 1997.

Due to birth-year overlap between definitions of Generation X and Millennials, some individuals born in the late 1970s and early 1980s see themselves as being "between" the two generations. Names given to those born in the Generation X and Millennial cusp years include Xennials, The Lucky Ones, Generation Catalano, and the Oregon Trail Generation."

As you could see based on the sources wikipedia posted most analysts tend to start the generation in or around 1980 or 1981. The ending dates are 50/50 Mid 90's or Late 90's/Early 00's, although slightly leaning more towards mid 90's.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 9:19 pm


Not COMPLETELY Accurate

This is from wikipedia:

"In his 2008 book The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom, author Elwood Carlson defined this cohort as born between 1983–2001 based on the upswing in births after 1983 and finishing with the "political and social challenges" that occurred after the September 11 terrorist acts. In 2016, U.S Pirg described Millennials as those born between 1983 and 2000."

Those are the most interesting definitions of Millennials/Generation Y that I've heard and I kind of like them (damn it, why am I caring? :().

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/24/17 at 10:38 pm

As i've said before, I kind of like Buzzfeed's cutoff of 1997 because 97ers turned 6 in 2003. That means they were the last to spend at least one year of their core childhood(6-10) in the era of Pokemon when Misty was still there, Early Spongebob, ska music, skating craze, Furbys, Tamogotchis, Bop Its, Dial Up internet and sites like Yahoolagins, Late Gameboy Era, VHS outselling DVDs, candy-color iMacs, Klasky Csupo Nick, Powerhouse Era CN, tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, WWE when The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin were featured prominently, etc.

After the 2003-04 school year, 60% of these things disappeared with the snap of a finger. Some of them were still around after around (poor schools still have those candy iMacs in their computer labs), but, and I stress this point, second-hand experience is NOT the same as first-hand! If it were, I'd be able to call myself a baby boomer because Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/24/17 at 11:32 pm


As i've said before, I kind of like Buzzfeed's cutoff of 1997 because 97ers turned 6 in 2003. That means they were the last to spend at least one year of their core childhood(6-10) in the era of Pokemon when Misty was still there, Early Spongebob, ska music, skating craze, Furbys, Tamogotchis, Bop Its, Dial Up internet and sites like Yahoolagins, Late Gameboy Era, VHS outselling DVDs, candy-color iMacs, Klasky Csupo Nick, Powerhouse Era CN, tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, WWE when The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin were featured prominently, etc.

After the 2003-04 school year, 60% of these things disappeared with the snap of a finger. Some of them were still around after around (poor schools still have those candy iMacs in their computer labs), but, and I stress this point, second-hand experience is NOT the same as first-hand! If it were, I'd be able to call myself a baby boomer because Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies.

Nah, I think it's because you're closer to those born 1996-1997 than 1998-1999. It's OK, I won't take offense, lol.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/25/17 at 1:39 am


Nah, I think it's because you're closer to those born 1996-1997 than 1998-1999. It's OK, I won't take offense, lol.

Matey. Anyone who was at least in their core childhood(6-10) by 2003 will tell you there was a tangible timeline shift the moment Misty left Pokemon, third-wave ska dug its grave, the Discman's sales plummeted, and people stopped frosting their hair. Don't underestimate the difference!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/25/17 at 6:21 am


I don't understand Snapchat. I don't have it, but the same is true for most of my peers. I could install it, but then, if they don't have it, to whom do I chat then?



Do you have a PC, you probably could have Snapchat installed on it. ???

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/25/17 at 6:23 am


I would wife both of them in a minute :D.



No you wouldn't! ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/25/17 at 6:26 am


Even her teeth look so glamorous. They shine like topazes.

http://i1.wp.com/radaronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lindsay-lohan-teeth-rotted-bad-04.jpg?resize=700%2C700


She needs teeth whitener.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 6:36 am


Matey. Anyone who was at least in their core childhood(6-10) by 2003 will tell you there was a tangible timeline shift the moment Misty left Pokemon, third-wave ska dug its grave, the Discman's sales plummeted, and people stopped frosting their hair. Don't underestimate the difference!

Yes, I know ;D. There is huge difference between 1997 borns and 1998 & 1999 borns.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 6:36 am


No you wouldn't! ::)

Very well then ;) ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/25/17 at 8:18 am


And here shall be your 4000th post.


Yep. I just noticed that.

And it only took me 11 years to get to #4000. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/25/17 at 1:02 pm


Yep. I just noticed that.

And it only took me 11 years to get to #4000. ;D

This is my 2550th post and I've been here for just 1 month and 8 days ;D.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/25/17 at 1:35 pm


This is my 2550th post and I've been here for just 1 month and 8 days ;D.


and I've been here for 17 years and I have 205,200 posts. :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/26/17 at 2:26 am


Yes, I know ;D. There is huge difference between 1997 borns and 1998 & 1999 borns.


YUUUUUGGGGGEEEEEE

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/26/17 at 2:52 am

I know that we all have our own opinions on when Gen Y ends, but I think that we can all agree that 2004 is ridiculous. LOL. I think the standard 1982-2000 range is a good baseline definition, which as a 91er, makes me the ultimate Millennial. :P

IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/26/17 at 9:21 am


Not COMPLETELY Accurate

This is from wikipedia:

"Date and age range defining
A minority of demographers and researchers start the generation in the mid-to-late 1970s, such as Synchrony Financial which describes Millennials as starting as early as 1976, Mobilize.org which uses 1976–1996, MetLife which uses birth dates ranging from 1977–1994, and Nielsen Media Research which uses 1977–1995.


This is awesome right here. I know a buy born in 1975 that crushes Millennials all the time for being "spoiled", "entitled", etc. that would absolutely flip his lid if he saw anything pushing the generation back into the mid '70s. I think I should email this to him. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 3:19 pm


This is awesome right here. I know a buy born in 1975 that crushes Millennials all the time for being "spoiled", "entitled", etc. that would absolutely flip his lid if he saw anything pushing the generation back into the mid '70s. I think I should email this to him. ;D


Some sources still use Millennials as being 1975-1995. You should e-mail these links to him (these weren't posted that long ago):

http://www.recruitingtrends.com/REC/print.jhtml?id=534360466
https://paddockpost.com/2015/07/16/the-millennials-are-leading-the-way/
http://www.agentharvest.com/blog/generational-home-needs-baby-boomers-generation-x-millennials/
http://www.womenslifestylekazoo.com/2016/08/30/relational-leadership/
http://archive.gosanangelo.com/lifestyle/familiar-concerns-are-echoed-throughout-the-generations-39423a31-0c5f-78f8-e053-0100007ff6cf-389352201.html

Some of these articles aren't even a year old.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/26/17 at 3:57 pm


Some sources still use Millennials as being 1975-1995. You should e-mail these links to him (these weren't posted that long ago):

http://www.recruitingtrends.com/REC/print.jhtml?id=534360466
https://paddockpost.com/2015/07/16/the-millennials-are-leading-the-way/
http://www.agentharvest.com/blog/generational-home-needs-baby-boomers-generation-x-millennials/
http://www.womenslifestylekazoo.com/2016/08/30/relational-leadership/
http://archive.gosanangelo.com/lifestyle/familiar-concerns-are-echoed-throughout-the-generations-39423a31-0c5f-78f8-e053-0100007ff6cf-389352201.html

Some of these articles aren't even a year old.


I think I should email all of that to him. He's one of those real fogey type people that constantly goes on and on about how Millennials suck and how awesome he is because he grew up without the internet and stuff like that. He would probably be completely crushed if he found out that some people actually consider him a Millennial too.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:00 pm

I most certainly don't think people born 1975-1978/1979 are Millennials but what do I know and care?......I'm just a stupid Gen Zer ::) :P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 4:03 pm


I most certainly don't think people born 1975-1978/1979 are Millennials but what do I know and care?......I'm just  a stupid Gen Zer ::) :P
Well they are in some way, but they would all be considered old Millennials though.  It's not just the tech people should think about, also events, demographics and other misc.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:08 pm


Well they are in some way, but they would all be considered old Millennials though.  It's not just the tech people should think about, also events, demographics and other misc.

"what do I know and care?......I'm just a stupid Gen Zer" :(

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 4:09 pm


"what do I know and care?......I'm just a stupid Gen Zer" :(
NO, you ain't! You may be a Zed, but you're sure not stupid.

Not sure if you were joking though.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:12 pm


NO, you ain't! You may be a Zed, but you're sure not stupid.

Not sure if you were joking though.

I was half-joking (about the stupid part). However, I'm starting to accept the Gen Z label because it makes no sense to fight it and whatever generation I am put in does not define me as an individual and will not give me a job. I'm still on the fence when it comes to the generations but......as I said...it's not worth the fight.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 4:17 pm


I was half-joking (about the stupid part). However, I'm starting to accept the Gen Z label because it makes no sense to fight it and whatever generation I am put in does not define me as an individual and will not give me a job. I'm still on the fence when it comes to the generations but......as I said...it's not worth the fight.
That's right it doesn't define you as an individual, but overall it gives you a group identity of what impacted you and others overtime.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:19 pm


That's right it doesn't define you as an individual, but overall it gives you a group identity of what impacted you and others overtime.

The part in bold is why I'm still on the fence but I guess everyone is not impacted by the same things.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 4:19 pm


As i've said before, I kind of like Buzzfeed's cutoff of 1997 because 97ers turned 6 in 2003. That means they were the last to spend at least one year of their core childhood(6-10) in the era of Pokemon when Misty was still there, Early Spongebob, ska music, skating craze, Furbys, Tamogotchis, Bop Its, Dial Up internet and sites like Yahoolagins, Late Gameboy Era, VHS outselling DVDs, candy-color iMacs, Klasky Csupo Nick, Powerhouse Era CN, tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, WWE when The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin were featured prominently, etc.

After the 2003-04 school year, 60% of these things disappeared with the snap of a finger. Some of them were still around after around (poor schools still have those candy iMacs in their computer labs), but, and I stress this point, second-hand experience is NOT the same as first-hand! If it were, I'd be able to call myself a baby boomer because Blues Brothers is one of my favorite movies.


Don't forget that 1994 and 2000 seem to be the most common cutoffs used for Millennials, and 1997 is exactly in the middle - this is probably why they used 1997 as the cutoff.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:22 pm


Don't forget that 1994 and 2000 seem to be the most common cutoffs used for Millennials, and 1997 is exactly in the middle - this is probably why they used 1997 as the cutoff.

If 1997 becomes the cutoff for Gen Y...then excluding those born in 1998 & 1999 (even 2000) would be a stupid and ridiculous thing to do.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 4:24 pm


The part in bold is why I'm still on the fence but I guess everyone is not impacted by the same things.
Well so far, I've seen people say that Gen Z hasn't truly had any events that impacted them, but I say they have. For instance, the election/inauguration of Obama, 2016 election, ISIS, uprising terrorist attacks, and Trump's presidency. With the possible exception of the first one, there's no way all of these could have defined Millennials since they are between 20s and 30s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 4:31 pm


If 1997 becomes the cutoff for Gen Y...then excluding those born in 1998 & 1999 (even 2000) would be a stupid and ridiculous thing to do.


The weirder part is discussing a generation's politics. Some people also begin Z in 1998 because to them they seem to be the first that seemed "more conservative" than those born before them (meaning early to mid 80's - 1997).

The thing that is ironic is that (based on people I know only) people born in 1999 seem to be more liberal/left-leaning than people born in 1998, and considering that you'd see a lot of sources beginning Gen Z in 1995 or 1996, you would expect people closer to "core Z" (in which due to age and biology, 1999 borns would obviously have slightly more Zed qualities than those born in 1998) to be more conservative (they are said to be the most conservative since WWII). The only people born in '99 that I know to be conservative are myself, and a friend of mine from my English class. Every other person born in 1999 I talked with seemed to be more liberal.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:34 pm


Well so far, I've seen people say that Gen Z hasn't truly had any events that impacted them, but I say they have. For instance, the election/inauguration of Obama, 2016 election, ISIS, uprising terrorist attacks, and Trump's presidency. With the possible exception of the first one, there's no way all of these could have defined Millennials since they are between 20s and 30s.

1. It was mostly Millennials who protested Trump's election and only those born before November 9, 1998 could vote in last year's election.

2. Most Gen Zers are kids...so ISIS doesn't have much (or any) impact on them. Same with the uprising in terrorist attacks (also, Millennials had the 1993 WTC bombings, the 1995 OKC bombings and 9/11)

3. I only really see Trump's presidency having the first real impact on Gen Zers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:36 pm


The weirder part is discussing a generation's politics. Some people also begin Z in 1998 because to them they seem to be the first that seemed "more conservative" than those born before them (meaning early to mid 80's - 1997).

The thing that is ironic is that (based on people I know only) people born in 1999 seem to be more liberal/left-leaning than people born in 1998, and considering that you'd see a lot of sources beginning Gen Z in 1995 or 1996, you would expect people closer to "core Z" (in which due to age and biology, 1999 borns would obviously have slightly more Zed qualities than those born in 1998) to be more conservative (they are said to be the most conservative since WWII). The only people born in '99 that I know to be conservative is myself, and a friend of mine from my English class. Every other person born in 1999 I talked with seemed to be more liberal.

I'm very liberal (I don't have a problem with good, average Joe conservatives like you my brother). None of my friends are conservative and they were born from September 1998-December 1999.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 4:40 pm


1. It was mostly Millennials who protested Trump's election and only those born before November 9, 1998 could vote in last year's election.

2. Most Gen Zers are kids...so ISIS doesn't have much (or any) impact on them. Same with the uprising in terrorist attacks (also, Millennials had the 1993 WTC bombings, the 1995 OKC bombings and 9/11)

3. I only really see Trump's presidency having the first real impact on Gen Zers.


WTC Bombings and the Oklahoma City Bombing were more Gen X.

The first real Millennial events in politics in my opinion were Princess Diana's death, Clinton's Impeachment, and the Columbine shooting.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 4:41 pm


The weirder part is discussing a generation's politics. Some people also begin Z in 1998 because to them they seem to be the first that seemed "more conservative" than those born before them (meaning early to mid 80's - 1997).

The thing that is ironic is that (based on people I know only) people born in 1999 seem to be more liberal/left-leaning than people born in 1998, and considering that you'd see a lot of sources beginning Gen Z in 1995 or 1996, you would expect people closer to "core Z" (in which due to age and biology, 1999 borns would obviously have slightly more Zed qualities than those born in 1998) to be more conservative (they are said to be the most conservative since WWII). The only people born in '99 that I know to be conservative is myself, and a friend of mine from my English class. Every other person born in 1999 I talked with seemed to be more liberal.
That conservative piece is from the UK, so the Zeds here can't be that ideology. They are more likely to be liberals  or libertarians.


1. It was mostly Millennials who protested Trump's election and only those born before November 9, 1998 could vote in last year's election.

2. Most Gen Zers are kids...so ISIS doesn't have much (or any) impact on them. Same with the uprising in terrorist attacks (also, Millennials had the 1993 WTC bombings, the 1995 OKC bombings and 9/11)

3. I only really see Trump's presidency having the first real impact on Gen Zers.

Not just voting, but as a whole. Yeah, most Zers couldn't vote; however, that doesn't mean it didn't affect them.

???. Most Zeds are not kids. They are mainly adolescents.

I agree with this one though.
WTC Bombings and the Oklahoma City Bombing were more Gen X.

The first real Millennial events in politics in my opinion were Princess Diana's death, Clinton's Impeachment, and the Columbine shooting.
Agreed! 

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:43 pm


WTC Bombings and the Oklahoma City Bombing were more Gen X.

The first real Millennial events in politics in my opinion were Princess Diana's death, Clinton's Impeachment, and the Columbine shooting.

Good point but I was just mentioning terrorist attacks that happened when older Millennials were young.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 4:45 pm


That conservative piece is from the UK, so the Zeds here can't be that ideology. They are more likely to be liberals  or libertarians.
Not just voting, but as a whole. Yeah, most Zers couldn't vote; however, that doesn't mean it didn't affect them.

???. Most Zeds are not kids. They are mainly adolescents.

The recent terrorist attacks and the rise of ISIS doesn't have a big impact on kids (they might see it on the news but it won't profoundly impact them and shape their world view).

Also, based on pretty much all definitions of Gen Z (most of Gen Z was born after 2001...so they are kids).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 5:24 pm


The recent terrorist attacks and the rise of ISIS doesn't have a big impact on kids (they might see it on the news but it won't profoundly impact them and shape their world view).

Also, based on pretty much all definitions of Gen Z (most of Gen Z was born after 2001...so they are kids).
Yeah, it does. Did you forget that some terrorist attacks were shootings?

Not exactly. Some of them after that time-frame are adolescents themselves. Besides, the youngest Zed is from 2010.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 5:31 pm


Yeah, it does. Did you forget that some terrorist attacks were shootings?

Not exactly. Some of them after that time-frame are adolescents themselves. Besides, the youngest Zed is from 2010.

I was almost 8 when the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings happened and that didn't have a big impact on me. It was just a sad news story...I moved on from that news and did kid stuff.

Also, some definitions of Z have it ending from 2012-2015 (others say that Gen Z will end in the late 2010s/early 2020s)....so yeah, mostly kids (or not even born yet). Even so, the recent terrorists attacks don't have much effect on kids born 2002/2003-2010...I mean seriously some of the older kids might be more impacted but not nearly as much as how 9/11 impacted Millennials.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 5:45 pm


I was almost 8 when the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings happened and that didn't have a big impact on me. It was just a sad news story...I moved on from that news and did kid stuff.

Also, some definitions of Z have it ending from 2012-2015 (others say that Gen Z will end in the late 2010s/early 2020s)....so yeah, mostly kids (or not even born yet). Even so, the recent terrorists attacks don't have much effect on kids born 2002/2003-2010...I mean seriously some of the older kids might be more impacted but not nearly as much as how 9/11 impacted Millennials.
That's only one, but I would't say that shooting impacted Z though. The theater, sandy hook, Charleston, and the gay club shootings were ones that affected Zeds.

I have seen those as well, but they are in the minority. The biggest contender is 2010 with 2012 being #2.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 5:52 pm


That's only one, but I would't say that shooting impacted Z though. The theater, sandy hook, Charleston, and the gay club shootings were ones that affected Zeds.

I have seen those as well, but they are in the minority. The biggest contender is 2010 with 2012 being #2.

I was just saying from personal experience that for the majority of kids news events like mass shooting and terrorists attacks (unless they were directly injured or had a close family member or friend who died in an attack then it just doesn't have a big impact (if at all) on kids).

When I saw the 2007 VT shootings on the news, it was sad but it didn't change my world view....unlike the mass shootings that have happened since 2012. I wasn't impacted by the 2007 VT shootings at all. Also, the most common Gen Z definitions I see are: 1995/1996/1997/1998 until present.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 5:57 pm


I was just saying from personal experience that for the majority of kids news events like mass shooting and terrorists attacks (unless they were directly injured or had a close family member or friend who died in an attack then it just doesn't have a big impact (if at all) on kids).

When I saw the 2007 VT shootings on the news, it was sad but it didn't change my world view....unlike the mass shootings that have happened since 2012. I wasn't impacted by the 2007 VT shootings at all. Also, the most common Gen Z definitions I see are: 1995/1996/1997/1998 until present.
Oh, I see your point. Yeah, children are not personally affected by news events, but in general they are.

Well, today is clearly wrong. I've seen articles about the cohort after the Zeds who are called Alphas. The oldest right now is 6/7.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 6:02 pm


Oh, I see your point. Yeah, children are not personally affected by news events, but in general they are.

Well, today is clearly wrong. I've seen articles about the cohort after the Zeds who are called Alphas. The oldest right now is 6/7.

Kids in general don't watch the news..so in general they can't be affected. Also, kids brains aren't wired like teens and adults...so a mass shooting or terrorist attack will be viewed for just a second as "bad guys/evil people who did something mean" and that's it. Kids then move on....to go to school, play with toys, watch cartoons, etc.

Gen Z just like Gen Y has literally millions of definitions.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 6:09 pm


Kids in general don't watch the news..so in general they can't be affected. Also, kids brains aren't wired like teens and adults...so a mass shooting or terrorist attack will be viewed for just a second as "bad guys/evil people who did something mean" and that's it. Kids then move on....to go to school, play with toys, watch cartoons, etc.

Gen Z just like Gen Y has literally millions of definitions.

That wasn't the case Y2K, 9/11, Challenger, JFK, presidential elections, or Bin Laden though.

I know, but I'm saying the most common end of Gen Z is 2010 followed by 2012.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 6:13 pm


That wasn't the case Y2K, 9/11, Challenger, JFK, presidential elections, or Bin Laden though.

The only thing you mentioned that was terrorist attack was 9/11. So, 9/11 was a terrorist attack on a scale the U.S. had never seen before...so of course it would have an impact on some/many kids.

Also, Presidential elections don't have an impact on most kids...because most kids don't care about politics. Of course, there are a few kids who are interested in politics and elections but in general, most just aren't.

The others (I'm not sure about Bin Laden)...I'll give you for those points.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 6:21 pm


The only thing you mentioned that was terrorist attack was 9/11. So, 9/11 was a terrorist attack on a scale the U.S. had never seen before...so of course it would have an impact on some/many kids.

Also, Presidential elections don't have an impact on most kids...because most kids don't care about politics. Of course, there are a few kids who are interested in politics and elections but in general, most just aren't.

The others (I'm not sure about Bin Laden)...I'll give you for those points.
But you said kids don't care about news events. Well, they do even if it's not a terrorist attack. Some of those I mentioned were not in that category.

And yes, they do. Take a look at 2000, 2008 and 2016. While I agree that kids don't care about politics, presidential elections aren't one of them.

As for Bin Laden, I mean when he was found and eliminated in the process.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 6:27 pm


But you said kids don't care about news events. Well, they do even if it's not a terrorist attack. Some of those I mentioned were not in that category.

And yes, they do. Take a look at 2000, 2008 and 2016. While I agree that kids don't care about politics, presidential elections aren't one of them.

As for Bin Laden, I mean when he was found and eliminated in the process.

Most kids don't care about the news. Maybe, it's because you watched a lot of news growing up (but you were in the minority of kids).

Teens care more about Presidential elections than kids, lol. Kids probably just hear of the main candidates and don't think too much about (the only real exception I see is 2008...that was monumental and historic election).

When Bin Laden was killed I was almost 12, most of my classmates didn't really care about it and most kids back then didn't either. We just knew him as the guy who did/planned 9/11...he was taken out and we moved on, lol. It definitely was more profound on people ages 16 and older at the time.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 6:33 pm


Most kids don't care about the news. Maybe, it's because you watched a lot of news growing up (but you were in the minority of kids).

Teens care more about Presidential elections than kids, lol. Kids probably just hear of the main candidates and don't think too much about (the only real exception I see is 2008...that was monumental and historic election).

When Bin Laden was killed I was almost 12, most of my classmates didn't really care about it and most kids back then didn't either. We just knew him as the guy who did/planned 9/11...he was taken out and we moved on, lol. It definitely was more profound on people ages 16 and older at the time.
Well, they do. Besides, not all news is negative. What about the Olympics, NFL, NBA, and other non-political events?

Yeah, you're right. They do hear of the main candidates, and sometimes even hold a sign of that candidate as well.

I can understand that, but in general that was a milestone even if children didn't care.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 6:36 pm


Well, they do. Besides, not all news is negative. What about the Olympics, NFL, NBA, and other non-political events?

Yeah, you're right. They do hear of the main candidates, and sometimes even hold a sign of that candidate as well.

I can understand that, but in general that was a milestone even if children didn't care.

I thought we were talking about news on negative events? Of course, most kids care about sports, lol. The first Olympics I watched was the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China (I was 9 years old 8)).

I agree with your other points.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:02 pm


I thought we were talking about news on negative events? Of course, most kids care about sports, lol. The first Olympics I watched was the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China (I was 9 years old 8)).

I agree with your other points.
No. I was talking about news in general. You made it sound like when I said news, it was all negative.

And nice! The first one I possibly saw the 1996 one unless the only sports we watched was NFL and NBA during that time.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:06 pm


No. I was talking about news in general. You made it sound like when I said news, it was all negative.

And nice! The first one I possibly saw the 1996 one unless the only sports we watched was NFL and NBA during that time.

I was talking about mass shootings and terrorists attacks in the news...not news in general.

You watched the Olympics at almost the age of 3? :o. The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah happened when I was 2 years and 5-6 months old and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece happened when I was 5 and I didn't watch either of them.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:10 pm


I was talking about mass shootings and terrorists attacks in the news...not news in general.

You watched the Olympics at almost the age of 3? :o. The 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah happened when I was 2 years and 5-6 months old and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece happened when I was 5 and I didn't watch either of them.
Oh, my bad.

That's why I said probably. If not, then it was definitely the 2000 Olympics. 

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:14 pm


Oh, my bad.

That's why I said probably. If not, then it was definitely the 2000 Olympics.

That was a decent Olympics....I was only a 1 year old though.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:15 pm


That was a decent Olympics....I was only a 1 year old though.
I know, and it was huge!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 7:18 pm


That's only one, but I would't say that shooting impacted Z though. The theater, sandy hook, Charleston, and the gay club shootings were ones that affected Zeds.

I have seen those as well, but they are in the minority. The biggest contender is 2010 with 2012 being #2.


I in fact see the 2012 end date for Gen Z more often than the 2010 and even the 2009 one.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/26/17 at 7:19 pm


I in fact see the 2012 end date for Gen Z more often than the 2010 and even the 2009 one.


The end date for Z would probably be somewhere in the 2020s.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:20 pm


I in fact see the 2012 end date for Gen Z more often than the 2010 and even the 2009 one.
How many so far? The most I've seen have 2010.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 7:21 pm


How many so far? The most I've seen have 2010.


It isn't by that much though.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:27 pm


It isn't by that much though.
So I take it that it's 3 or 4 more?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/26/17 at 7:28 pm


So I take it that it's 3 or 4 more?


Yeah.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/26/17 at 7:31 pm


Yeah.
I have a main feeling that it end at 2010.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/26/17 at 7:38 pm

Generation Z 2001 to 2019.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:41 pm


Generation Z 2001 to 2019.

If only......:(. I see Gen Z as 2001-2020/2021 but then again many people see me as a Gen Zer :(.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/26/17 at 7:43 pm


If only......:(. I see Gen Z as 2001-2020/2021 but then again many people see me as a Gen Zer :(.


To me, Millennials are 1981 to 1997.  8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:45 pm


To me, Millennials are 1981 to 1997.  8)

And people born from 1998-2000 are what? in purgatory?

BTW, you agree with BuzzFeed's definition of the generations....8-P

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/26/17 at 7:47 pm


And people born from 1998-2000 are what? in purgatory?

BTW, you agree with BuzzFeed's definition of the generations....8-P


Oh my God, I'm uncool! A loser!!! :\'(  :\'(  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:50 pm


Oh my God, I'm uncool! A loser!!! :\'(  :\'(  :D  :D  :D

No but seriously....what about those born 1998-2000? Where do they fit to you? Are they in purgatory?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/26/17 at 7:53 pm


No but seriously....what about those born 1998-2000? Where do they fit to you? Are they in purgatory?


We, we, we call you guys In-between-ies!!  8)

Seriously, though. 1997 to 2000/2001 is very gray and in between.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/26/17 at 7:56 pm


We, we, we call you guys In-between-ies!!  8)

Seriously, though. 1997 to 2000/2001 is very gray and in between.

OK....that's all.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 4:48 am


We, we, we call you guys In-between-ies!!  8)

Seriously, though. 1997 to 2000/2001 is very gray and in between.


I think 1997 is pretty clearly Y, essentially the same as 1996. That's simply based on the vibe I've gotten from the plethora of 97-borns I've come across over the past few years. The same goes for 1998.

I'm not sure about 1999 and 2000, but I suspect that they'll eventually be included simply for the sake of having the generation end at a round number like 2000.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 6:46 am


I think 1997 is pretty clearly Y, essentially the same as 1996. That's simply based on the vibe I've gotten from the plethora of 97-borns I've come across over the past few years. The same goes for 1998.

I'm not sure about 1999 and 2000, but I suspect that they'll eventually be included simply for the sake of having the generation end at a round number like 2000.

I'm sorry but I just don't get people like you who say things like 1997 borns are "Gen Y/Millennials" or "clearly Gen Y". Then, include 1998 borns (sometimes) but for really no reason at all exlcudes 1999 borns. Do you actually think there is a huge difference between those born 1997-1998 vs 1999? I mean seriously......let me tell you......THERE IS NONE. If you're going to include 1997-1998 as "clearly Gen Y"....then that should include 1999 borns as well. I'm not saying that because I was born in 1999...it just makes no sense.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/27/17 at 9:40 am

I'm sure everybody has seen this video by now, but it's still funny as hell. A great parody of all of those self-righteous '90s kids that attack younger people on Facebook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pa6SGYWADU

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/27/17 at 9:52 am

You're 5 years late with that video, bro. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/27/17 at 10:01 am


You're 5 years late with that video, bro. ;D


Yeah, I've seen it several times before. It's still funny, though. ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/27/17 at 10:04 am

In general though, Facebook is full of dumb jackas*es. Not just when it comes to the 90s.

Like "friends" unfriending eachother and urging eachother to kill themselves because they voted for the candidate the other was against in the election.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/27/17 at 11:09 am


I'm sure everybody has seen this video by now, but it's still funny as hell. A great parody of all of those self-righteous '90s kids that attack younger people on Facebook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pa6SGYWADU


I think that video has been outdated for about five years.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/27/17 at 4:21 pm


I'm sure everybody has seen this video by now, but it's still funny as hell. A great parody of all of those self-righteous '90s kids that attack younger people on Facebook.


Facebook? Freudian Slip? What are you and your friends up to on Facebook?

https://m.popkey.co/133dee/ReWZp.gif

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/27/17 at 4:47 pm


She needs teeth whitener.


And that's why I said that her teeth shines like topazes (which they do, and have a very similar color too).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/27/17 at 6:03 pm


Facebook? Freudian Slip? What are you and your friends up to on Facebook?

https://m.popkey.co/133dee/ReWZp.gif


I don't use Facebook. That's for you Millennials. If I want to make fun of '90s babies, I'll do it on a internet forum like the grizzled Gen Yer I am. 8)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 7:32 pm


I'm sorry but I just don't get people like you who say things like 1997 borns are "Gen Y/Millennials" or "clearly Gen Y". Then, include 1998 borns (sometimes) but for really no reason at all exlcudes 1999 borns. Do you actually think there is a huge difference between those born 1997-1998 vs 1999? I mean seriously......let me tell you......THERE IS NONE. If you're going to include 1997-1998 as "clearly Gen Y"....then that should include 1999 borns as well. I'm not saying that because I was born in 1999...it just makes no sense.


When I said, "I'm not sure about 1999 and 2000," I meant that I haven't had any personal experience with them.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 7:39 pm


When I said, "I'm not sure about 1999 and 2000," I meant that I haven't had any personal experience with them.

It still doesn't make any sense.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 7:57 pm


It still doesn't make any sense.


What doesn't make sense? You don't think there's a "huge difference" (your words, not mine) between 1999 and 1997, just like someone born in 2001 probably feels the same way about 1999, and so on and so forth. Generational debates and definitions aren't meant to be treated like an exact science.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 8:03 pm


What doesn't make sense? You don't think there's a "huge difference" (your words, not mine) between 1999 and 1997, just like someone born in 2001 probably feels the same way about 1999, and so on and so forth. Generational debates and definitions aren't meant to be treated like an exact science.

No, that's not my point. Also, even though it's just 2 years...there's more of a difference between a 2001 born vs 1999 born rather than a 1997 born vs 1999 born.

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that you said "I think 1997 is pretty clearly Y....The same goes for 1998." (your words, not mine) and that is pure nonsense. If think 1997 & 1998 are "clearly Y"....then why aren't 1999 borns "clearly Y"? It makes no sense....as a person who has friends born in 1998 and a cousin born in 1997....there is virtually no difference between us. So, if you consider 1997-1998 borns as "clearly Y" then include 1999 borns as well.

It's either that or acknowledge that those born in the late '90s are Y/Z cuspers.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 8:16 pm


No, that's not my point. Also, even though it's just 2 years...there's more of a difference between a 2001 born vs 1999 born rather than a 1997 born vs 1999 born.

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that you said "I think 1997 is pretty clearly Y....The same goes for 1998." (your words, not mine) and that is pure nonsense. If think 1997 & 1998 are "clearly Y"....then why aren't 1999 borns "clearly Y"? It makes no sense....as a person who has friends born in 1998 and a cousin born in 1997....there is virtually no difference between us. So, if you consider 1997-1998 borns as "clearly Y" then include 1999 borns as well.

It's either that or acknowledge that those born in the late '90s are Y/Z cuspers.


You yourself said that 1995-1998 were the "prime 2000s kids," so clearly you think that there's some separation between 1999 and 1997-1998. And to be fair, I also mentioned 1982-2000 as a good standard baseline definition from which to start.

If the generation ends in 2000, then what do you say to the 2001-born who makes the exact "there's no difference" claim?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 8:20 pm


You yourself said that 1995-1998 were the "prime 2000s kids," so clearly you think that there's some separation between 1999 and 1997-1998. And to be fair, I also mentioned 1982-2000 as a good standard baseline definition.

Yes, I may have said that but that doesn't mean that there is huge difference between 1997-1998 borns vs 1999 borns. Also, I mainly made that prime '00s comment for 1 reason but not to say that there was a huge difference between us.

Everyone can have there opinions on the definition of Gen Y but if you're going to end it at a certain year....don't say things like "I'm going to end Gen Y at 1994 because 1994 borns are clearly Gen Y".....that makes no sense. Just say that you ended it there because "you have to end it somewhere" or other "better" reasons.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 8:29 pm

Everyone can have there opinions on the definition of Gen Y but if you're going to end it at a certain year....don't say things like "I'm going to end Gen Y at 1994 because 1994 borns are clearly Gen Y".....that makes no sense. Just say that you ended it there because "you have to end it somewhere" or other "better" reasons.


LOL, what?

I didn't actually "end" the generation at 1998. I said the following: "IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998."

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 8:30 pm


LOL, what?

I didn't actually "end" the generation at 1998. I said the following: "IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998."

You just contradicted yourself....."or extend it all the way through to at least 1998." Um, you do you that means ending Gen Y at 1998? ???.

I'm just tired of seeing people make statements like those, that's all.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/27/17 at 8:37 pm


You just contradicted yourself....."or extend it all the way through to at least 1998." Um, you do you that means ending Gen Y at 1998? ???.

I'm just tired of seeing people make statements like those, that's all.


I still left the door open for 1999 and 2000 with that statement. Dude, you keep on misinterpreting/misrepresenting my words. Whatever.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 8:42 pm


I still left the door open for 1999 and 2000 with that statement. Dude, you keep on misinterpreting/misrepresenting my words. Whatever.

Left the door open for 1999 and 2000 borns but yet you said...."IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998."? ???. You know what...never mind.

People will always view 1999 borns as some weird anomaly when it comes to Gen Y and Gen Z. *sigh*

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/27/17 at 8:44 pm


You yourself said that 1995-1998 were the "prime 2000s kids," so clearly you think that there's some separation between 1999 and 1997-1998. And to be fair, I also mentioned 1982-2000 as a good standard baseline definition from which to start.

If the generation ends in 2000, then what do you say to the 2001-born who makes the exact "there's no difference" claim?


True

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/27/17 at 8:49 pm


True

Just like Encoder319...you didn't get my point.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/28/17 at 12:12 am


No, that's not my point. Also, even though it's just 2 years...there's more of a difference between a 2001 born vs 1999 born rather than a 1997 born vs 1999 born.

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that you said "I think 1997 is pretty clearly Y....The same goes for 1998." (your words, not mine) and that is pure nonsense. If think 1997 & 1998 are "clearly Y"....then why aren't 1999 borns "clearly Y"? It makes no sense....as a person who has friends born in 1998 and a cousin born in 1997....there is virtually no difference between us. So, if you consider 1997-1998 borns as "clearly Y" then include 1999 borns as well.

It's either that or acknowledge that those born in the late '90s are Y/Z cuspers.


You're making it a bigger deal than what it is. The only reason why Encoder319 stated that he views people born in 1997 and 1998 as "clearly Gen Y", is because he has only had interactions with people born in those two years and not with people born in 1999 or 2000. Remember, he was born in 1991. People born in 1999 are eight years younger than him respectively. For example, can you say that you have had enough interactions with someone eight years younger than you (born in 2007) to come to the conclusion that they are clearly Gen Z?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 1:23 am


You're making it a bigger deal than what it is. The only reason why Encoder319 stated that he views people born in 1997 and 1998 as "clearly Gen Y", is because he has only had interactions with people born in those two years and not with people born in 1999 or 2000. Remember, he was born in 1991. People born in 1999 are eight years younger than him respectively. For example, can you say that you have had enough interactions with someone eight years younger than you (born in 2007) to come to the conclusion that they are clearly Gen Z?


Thank you. And like I said, 1982-2000 is an acceptable range; maybe even 1983-2001.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/28/17 at 5:09 am


In general though, Facebook is full of dumb jackas*es. Not just when it comes to the 90s.

Like "friends" unfriending eachother and urging eachother to kill themselves because they voted for the candidate the other was against in the election.


Who wants to be friends with people you don't even know. ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 7:10 am


Who wants to be friends with people you don't even know. ::)
That is the strict rules I keep too!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 7:32 am


You're making it a bigger deal than what it is. The only reason why Encoder319 stated that he views people born in 1997 and 1998 as "clearly Gen Y", is because he has only had interactions with people born in those two years and not with people born in 1999 or 2000. Remember, he was born in 1991. People born in 1999 are eight years younger than him respectively. For example, can you say that you have had enough interactions with someone eight years younger than you (born in 2007) to come to the conclusion that they are clearly Gen Z?

1. Pretty much no one views 2007 borns as Gen Y or Gen whatever else besides Gen Z.

2. 1996-1999 borns are always a source of contention when it goes to the Gen Y and Gen Z debate.

3. It makes no sense to say that "because I have interacted with people born 1997-1998....that's where I'll end my generation cutoff date and they're clearly apart of my generation".

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 7:34 am


Thank you. And like I said, 1982-2000 is an acceptable range; maybe even 1983-2001.

You said that after you basically said that Gen Y can end anywhere from 1994-1998 (how does that make sense?). Anyways, this convo was done then....SharksFan99 had to revive it.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/28/17 at 7:54 am


3. It makes no sense to say that "because I have interacted with people born 1997-1998....that's where I'll end my generation cutoff date and they're clearly apart of my generation".


But that's the thing, he never said that 1998 was the final Millennial year. He even mentioned that 1982-2000 was an acceptable cutoff!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/28/17 at 8:03 am


Anyways, this convo was done then....SharksFan99 had to revive it.


To be fair, the last post was only made a few hours before I made my original post. It's not as if the conversation ended days or weeks earlier. Also, I had every right to share my own personal thoughts on the conversation, which I wanted to at the time. It's called a forum for a reason. I'm not looking to start any conflict or argument over the issue. I just wanted to share my thoughts, that's it!

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 10:57 am


But that's the thing, he never said that 1998 was the final Millennial year. He even mentioned that 1982-2000 was an acceptable cutoff!

Encoder319 said "IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998." Pretty much anyone can intrepret that as him saying that Gen Y should end from 1994-1998. He said 1982-2000 was acceptable after the fact.


To be fair, the last post was only made a few hours before I made my original post. It's not as if the conversation ended days or weeks earlier. Also, I had every right to share my own personal thoughts on the conversation, which I wanted to at the time. It's called a forum for a reason. I'm not looking to start any conflict or argument over the issue. I just wanted to share my thoughts, that's it!

Yes and nobody said that you couldn't share your thoughts....I was just saying that you revived the convo because Encoder319 and I were done talking about it. No malice intended.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: af2010 on 04/28/17 at 12:40 pm


Encoder319 said "IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998." Pretty much anyone can intrepret that as him saying that Gen Y should end from 1994-1998. He said 1982-2000 was acceptable after the fact.


I normally don't get involved in these discussions, but holy sh!t dude. I've never seen someone get so worked up about something so pointless.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/28/17 at 12:41 pm


I normally don't get involved in these discussions, but holy sh!t dude. I've never seen someone get so worked up about something so pointless.


af2010 be worked up on everybody on here  ;D :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 12:59 pm


I normally don't get involved in these discussions, but holy sh!t dude. I've never seen someone get so worked up about something so pointless.

Worked up? No....I just get frustrated when people like to treat 1999 borns as some weird anamoly when it comes to the Gen Y and Gen Z debate. You don't just say that 1997-1998 borns are "clearly Y" but leave out 1999. Clearly means that something is very obvious....if it's obvious that 1997-1998 borns are Gen Y....then how can you possibly leave out 1999 borns. That's all that I was saying....people can have there own definitions though.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 1:18 pm


Worked up? No....I just get frustrated when people like to treat 1999 borns as some weird anamoly when it comes to the Gen Y and Gen Z debate. You don't just say that 1997-1998 borns are "clearly Y" but leave out 1999. Clearly means that something is very obvious....if it's obvious that 1997-1998 borns are Gen Y....then how can you possibly leave out 1999 borns. That's all that I was saying....people can have there own definitions though.
I agree! There's literally no difference between you and 1997 & '98 folks. You are all in the same boat. As for them being clearly Y, I don't think that will ever be the case despite that being Encoder's opinion. Folks who are truly Y are about 30, or a little over that age.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 1:20 pm


I agree! There's literally no difference between you and 1997 & '98 folks. You are all in the same boat. As for them being clearly Y, I don't think that will ever be the case despite that being Encoder's opinion. Folks who are truly Y are about 30, or a little over that age.

I agree as well. That's all I was saying, lol.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: af2010 on 04/28/17 at 2:06 pm


Worked up? No....I just get frustrated when people like to treat 1999 borns as some weird anamoly when it comes to the Gen Y and Gen Z debate. You don't just say that 1997-1998 borns are "clearly Y" but leave out 1999. Clearly means that something is very obvious....if it's obvious that 1997-1998 borns are Gen Y....then how can you possibly leave out 1999 borns. That's all that I was saying....people can have there own definitions though.


I think you're reading too much into it. These "debates" only happen on this forum, and in the end, they mean absolutely nothing.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mqg96 on 04/28/17 at 2:20 pm


I think you're reading too much into it. These "debates" only happen on this forum, and in the end, they mean absolutely nothing.


Why do you care so much about what people discuss on? Then get off this site then.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 2:31 pm


I think you're reading too much into it. These "debates" only happen on this forum, and in the end, they mean absolutely nothing.
???

These debates are on every site, not just this one.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/28/17 at 3:17 pm


I think you're reading too much into it. These "debates" only happen on this forum, and in the end, they mean absolutely nothing.


This is why I avoid arguing millennial boundaries. It always ends in tears!

People just don't want to accept that 1993 is the last of Gen Y. 1994 onwards are millennials.  :-X :-X

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: af2010 on 04/28/17 at 3:29 pm


Why do you care so much about what people discuss on? Then get off this site then.


I don't care; I made 2 posts in a 50+ page thread.


???

These debates are on every site, not just this one.


Well this is the only forum I frequent that discusses these topics. Either way, it's meaningless.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/28/17 at 3:31 pm


Why do you care so much about what people discuss on? Then get off this site then.


Speaking of that, I'm not really posting on most of these threads for a little while since they don't give me any interest. I may post on one thread, in which I put in on my signature recently.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 3:58 pm


I think you're reading too much into it. These "debates" only happen on this forum, and in the end, they mean absolutely nothing.

These debates happen all the time everywhere but whatever. I'm done.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 4:14 pm


Well this is the only forum I frequent that discusses these topics. Either way, it's meaningless.
I agree it is with the constant arguing; however, It's not meaningless with research showing that generations exist though.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/201/articles/94PilcherMannheimSocGenBJS.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjByffmiMjTAhWKw1QKHUuGCQUQFgh3MA8&usg=AFQjCNGbOOh2iDxJCLUVi0tsIqhbxjGjSg&sig2=821ZBs6JIDmFj1s1YgJYSA

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 4:22 pm

Just a side-note....what do y'all think about my new avatar/profile pic?

Also, what about my signatures?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 4:38 pm


Just a side-note....what do y'all think about my new avatar/profile pic?

Also, what about my signatures?
👍 ;)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 4:39 pm


👍 ;)

Thanks bro :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 4:50 pm


Thanks bro :).
you're welcome

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 5:24 pm


This is why I avoid arguing millennial boundaries. It always ends in tears!

People just don't want to accept that 1993 is the last of Gen Y. 1994 onwards are millennials.  :-X :-X
Generation Y and millennials are the same thing ;) ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/28/17 at 5:42 pm


That is the strict rules I keep too!


That's why I don't have a Facebook. ::)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/28/17 at 5:44 pm


Just a side-note....what do y'all think about my new avatar/profile pic?

Also, what about my signatures?


very nice.  :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 6:13 pm


very nice.  :)

Thanks :).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/28/17 at 6:49 pm


Encoder319 said "IMO, you either cut it off at 1994 or extend it all the way through to at least 1998." Pretty much anyone can intrepret that as him saying that Gen Y should end from 1994-1998.


To at least 1998. I didn't know "at least" meant at "the most". Basically he is saying that it should either end at 1994, which is a common boundary for the Millennials, or it should end sometime between 1998 (at the very earliest) and 2001 (at the very latest), which is why he suggested 1982-2000 and 1983-2001 as cutoffs.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 6:50 pm


That's why I don't have a Facebook. ::)
In truth, that is the best choice.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 6:57 pm


To at least 1998. I didn't know "at least" meant at "the most". Basically he is saying that it should either end at 1994, which is a common boundary for the Millennials, or it should end sometime between 1998 (at the very earliest) and 2001 (at the very latest), which is why he suggested 1982-2000 and 1983-2001 as cutoffs.

He did not say that nor was it implied. Anyways, I don't care about this conversation anymore.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 7:01 pm


He did not say that nor was it implied. Anyways, I don't care about this conversation anymore.


SharksFan99 gets it. You, on the other hand... :face palm:

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 7:03 pm


SharksFan99 gets it. You, on the other hand... :face palm:

You can facepalm as much as you want bud. It's not my fault...you weren't clear in your statements :) ::).

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 7:07 pm


You can facepalm as much as you want bud. It's not my fault...you weren't clear in your statements :) ::).


I wasn't clear enough, yet someone (SharksFan99) understood it perfectly.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 7:10 pm


I wasn't clear enough, yet someone (SharksFan99) understood it perfectly.

Just because one person may understand something clearly doesn't mean everyone will. You just weren't clear enough. Anyways, this convo has been dragged out. For the last time....I'm done and let's just leave this in the past.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/28/17 at 7:30 pm

I don't want this to escalate.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 7:47 pm


I don't want this to escalate.


JERRY JERRY JERRY

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/28/17 at 7:51 pm


JERRY JERRY JERRY


Let the fight begin!  ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 2001 on 04/28/17 at 7:58 pm


Generation Y and millennials are the same thing ;) ::)


No, they're different. Gen Y is the generation after Gen X. Millennials are those kids who don't remember life before the iPad.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 9:18 pm


No, they're different. Gen Y is the generation after Gen X. Millennials are those kids who don't remember life before the iPad.
Uh uh uh ::). Don't fall for that trap. Both terms mean the same thing, and the cohort who doesn't recall a time before ipads are the Alphas.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 10:47 pm

Gen Z is still being born and will continue through the late 10s/early 20s, as generations typically span about 20 years. Yes, someone born in 2019 will have nothing in common with someone born in 2002, but that goes for every generation.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/28/17 at 10:48 pm


Uh uh uh ::). Don't fall for that trap. Both terms mean the same thing, and the cohort who doesn't recall a time before ipads are the Alphas.

Slowpoke is the ultimate joker, how have you not caught onto this? :)

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 10:51 pm


Gen Z is still being born and will continue through the late 10s/early 20s, as generations typically span about 20 years. Yes, someone born in 2019 will have nothing in common with someone born in 2002, but that goes for every generation.

That is true. I agree.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 10:53 pm


Gen Z is still being born and will continue through the late 10s/early 20s, as generations typically span about 20 years. Yes, someone born in 2019 will have nothing in common with someone born in 2002, but that goes for every generation.
Pretty much. That's why each generation has two waves in the first place.


Slowpoke is the ultimate joker, how have you not caught onto this? :)
I should have known. :-[ ;D

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/28/17 at 10:56 pm

UltraDog, do you agree with my post in the social media thread?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 10:58 pm


UltraDog, do you agree with my post in the social media thread?
Yeah, It's also why I don't post much on Facebook anymore which has been going on for 3 years.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 11:09 pm


Pretty much. That's why each generation has two waves in the first place.


I'd go even further and say 3-4.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 11:12 pm


I'd go even further and say 3-4.
3-4? :o I think that's too much even though it's your opinion.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/28/17 at 11:20 pm


3-4? :o I think that's too much even though it's your opinion.


Four might be stretching it, but three makes more sense than two IMO. I think a new sub-cohort can be observed every 6-7 years.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/28/17 at 11:23 pm


3-4? :o I think that's too much even though it's your opinion.


I think 3 is the best because the middle may be able to relate to people on both ends.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 11:31 pm


Four might be stretching it, but three makes more sense than two IMO. I think a new sub-cohort can be observed every 6-7 years.

For Gen Y, it looks something like this:

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000



I think 3 is the best because the middle may be able to relate to people on both ends.
I can understand why 3 sub-groups are better, but when I look at articles the two waves more commonly used. Oh, and isn't the median Gen Y around 30 or a little over?

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: Howard on 04/29/17 at 7:52 am


In truth, that is the best choice.



It's the only choice.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/29/17 at 1:13 pm


I can understand why 3 sub-groups are better, but when I look at articles the two waves more commonly used. Oh, and isn't the median Gen Y around 30 or a little over?


The median isn't 30 because the generation lasts until 2000 or later.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: 80sfan on 04/29/17 at 1:32 pm

I guess you could split the Baby Boomers into two, or three, groups, if you want.

Subject: Re: BuzzFeed's definition of the Generations

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/29/17 at 4:53 pm


The median isn't 30 because the generation lasts until 2000 or later.
Well, it is. Most articles I've seen have stated that the median Millennial is about 30. That would mean the generation cutoff is possibly not 2000 or anywhere later. 


I guess you could split the Baby Boomers into two, or three, groups, if you want.
Well, it has already happened. If the Boomers can be split into two, so can the other cohorts.

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