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Generation Y (born between 1980-1994) are also called the Echo-boom generation because their parents are Boomers. This is the last generation to remember the 20th century and the time before the fully digital age. Some grew up with no internet, others remember when dial-up was the big thing, before HDTV, before cell phones were commonplace, when CD players were a must have, when basic cable was luxury and when you went to the video store to rent a VHS and remember the days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The cutoff for Generation Z is not 9/11 as earlier thought, it is the mid 1990s, normally 1994. The last of Generation Y is in high school and no, they do not like Hannah Montana, that is Generation Z. While some of Generation Y is certainly over obsessed with social networking and is very narcissistic, it is still the last generation to remember the pre-Youtube/Facebook/Myspace era and to have connection to the 20th century. Early Yers remember the Cold War, good MTV and all Yers remember when kids TV meant something. Their icons include Michael Jordan, Will Smith and our pin-up girl was Pamela Anderson during the Baywatch days.
When were you born? 1991...ahh, you're Generation Y; remember Sonic for Sega Genesis

That and Super Mario World!

What about you?

"1996"

You're Generation Z. Do you remember when Yahoo was the #1 search engine?

"Yahoo? It's Google...and why would anyone like CD's?"
by samtskins August 15, 2009
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Parents told them to educate theirselves.

Employers told them to go f*** theirselves.

Now that's what Generation Y is about!
by Max_Max85 December 30, 2010
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Todays teenagers. Growing up with too much information being pushed upon them, usually about DEATH and THE WORLD ENDING. Thus making them constantly ask "WHY?" as their addiction to information becomes stronger.
"hey generation y, there's just in.. YOU ARE ALL going to DIE in a terrorist attack!"

"when I grow up I want to be a researcher in nuclear physics or find a cure for cancer"

"OMG THE OZONE LAYER!!!!!"

"well this planet's fucked lets see if we can find another one to live on"

"studies show that being healthy ISN'T REALLY AS HEALTHY AS YOU THINK!"
by chris penney November 07, 2005
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The population of those following Generation X, born roughly between 1978 and 1995, and for the longest time not carrying much cultural distinction from the already identity lacking generation proceeding it. As of more recently, things like 9/11, the war on terror and perhaps the explosion of the world wide web will come to be associated with this still developing generation.
Generation Y will likely be remembered as the cyber generation.
by ringgoddess October 09, 2005
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A cohert of people commonly known as the Millenials, or the Next Greatest Generation. The actual demographics of the birth boom occurred between 1980 to 1994. Meaning those born from the beginning of 1980 to the end of 1993. Those born in 1994 and after are excluded. They are the children of the Baby Boomers (post WW2 1945-1964) and are known as the Echo Boomers. They remember a time before the technology boom of the mid to late 90's and grew up influenced by Cold War Era, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the attacks on 9/11, 1992 Rodney King Riots, the late 80's early 90's recession, the Gulf War, and the Y2K bug. The latest members of Generation Y were born during the presidency of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US. They grew up without cell phones, but rather pagers, without Ipods, but rather CD players, without computers, or internet. Internet had only begun to become widespread in early 1994, hence the end of the generation. They remember the early toys of the late 80's and early 90's such as Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, N64, Furby, Pogs. Popular sitcoms of the generation include Full House, Saved by the Bell, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bay Watch, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Married with Children. As well as cartoons such as Dragon Ball Z, the Pinky and the Brain, Ren and Stimpy, Beavis and Butthead, Doug, the Animaniacs, etc.
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by Demographic Research July 21, 2011
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The generation of people born between the early 1980's and the mid 1990's. First-handedly saw the transformation of the world and especially the USA with the explosion of digital technology, the internet, a new worldwide economic "Great Recession", the change of America's position in the world, the infamous "War on Terrorism", and many other world changing events still to come. Generation Y will run the world in about 25 years time, and Is arguably the most intelligent, although maybe not the most driven, generation yet as a product of the economic successes of their parents, the Baby Boomer generation, who also handed numerous other serious problems to their children. Generation Y is also a generation of pioneers. They are shaping and writing the new frontier of human interaction and communication, the internet, for example: Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, born in 1984. They are the guinea pigs of this profound technology, as no other generation has lived such a large fraction of their lives with this technology. Generation Y can also be identified by cynicism and uncalled for self deploring that is not necessarily their fault, but the faults of older generations who are trying to push them to do better and to succeed in a world with increased competition. For an example of this self hate, see Urban Dictionary's words of the day, many of which contain negative remarks towards Generation Y, even though they are written by the same generation they attack.
-"Urban dictionary, Facebook, and much of the internet as we know it are a product of Generation Y."

-"Be proud, those of you in Generation Y, you have influenced the world like no other generation has at such an early age"
by flyhighj65 February 05, 2011
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The generation of people coming after the slacker and media influenced generation x. A generation known for superficiality, egos, mixture of urban and suburban cultures, school shootings, import cars, multi racial-ethnic-religious-national mix of people in society, spiritual seeking and searching, and the generation changed by 9/11 and who will be the generation that will change the world.
Jose Tyrone O*Neil served in the U.S Marines fighting World War III, he was born in Brooklyn, NY but raised in Los Angeles, CA, is black, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Chinese. He listens to punk, new school rap, metal, and techno. He drives a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse but was jacked off it because of the out of control nature of schools in America. He is a practicing Taoist.
by Ezekiel March 26, 2005
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