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?"
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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!
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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"
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The generation born after Generation X. Its parameters begin with people born in the late 1970s and end at the year at which a person born in said year would only know the numbers 9/11 from a history book. Including kids born AFTER 9/11 in this generation is outright absurd.
Generation Y were kids in the 90s, coming of age on 9/11, and will rule the world one day.
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Generation Y is harder to define. The only reason for that is that we are still involved in it and therefore still doing research. (By the way, whenever I say, "we," I mean we. Me and my friends have spent long hours thinking through all this stuff.)

Generation Y started fresh off the crash/burn of Generation X; a kind of rise from the ashes. Generation Y involved anyone who attended/completed high school between 1997 and now. Most of those heavily involved in GenY have had an older sibling heavily involved in GenX. GenY has suffered a divide, unlike our predecessors, in that few groups of people ever come together against something. Associations are limited. There is an abundance of us, however. Our younger siblings may end up being a Generation Z, but that remains to be seen.

Generation Y still have competition from a second wave of Gen-Xers. The new Gen-Xers are in typical fashion of days of yore, but with contemporary styles. Generation Y pervades this, but all in all lives alongside it. Generation Y kids tend to be more vocal about things, but usually do less.

Drug use is still rampant, that's for sure.

More will be added as research is developed. Bear with us.
Generation Y started in '97, possibly climaxed in '03, the stagnation of the culture became evident in '05, and may be ending this year, if not next year.
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Hyper-active, hyper-sexed, ADD-affected psychopath crack baby offspring of Baby Boomers, also known in popular parlance as Generation Y. Let me tell you about them. Ah, let me riff... Generation Y: the girls are all whores, have a tattoo on their backs somewhere (usually the small of the back, and it is a dragon, a fairy, or round and tribal), and like to dress as fairies. They actually own homemade wings somewhere in their homes: ALL OF THEM DO. CHECK AND SEE. The males all shear off their hair, dress like toddler thugs and have rims on their cars. Both genders think electronic devices and appliances are clothing accessories and like to decorate them up with itty glittery stars and other twinkly bullshit. Some of them actually name their fucking cell phones.

Think they invented emo when actually Generation X did and called it, um, goth thank you very much? They make new contacts instantly over the internet and then call these people "friends" even though they've never met them in person. The females all call themselves lesbian yet fall in love with and sleep with men. If you call them bisexual for doing this, they call you homophobic. The males all call themselves straight but often wake up with a dick in their mouths. All are promiscuous as hell and suffer herpes. They are also all on psychological medication of some kind. They love to congregate on massive boards where they can all whine amongst each other about the trials and tribulations of being on whatever med it is. Generation Y is very tribal and will form a snobbish, exclusionary "clique" over ANYTHING. A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. What bands they like. What clothes they wear. Imagining Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert sucking each other's dicks for whatever reason. (For real. Check out the tds_rps sites: YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT.) What meds they're on. What meds their dog is on. Especially cats. If they're suffering it, and one more Gen Y is suffering it, and they happen to meet on one site, voila: a new clique is born.

Generation Y children refer to their parents by their parents' first names, order their parents around, swear their parents out, and think nothing of it. Their parents think nothing of it too, because most of the time they're tpp spaced out shagging their dogs or chanting next to some guru while their brat kid's spending their money to notice they just got served by something they sputumed out of their twats back in the Duran Duran days.

Most Generation Y kids deserve a good hard bitchslap.

Generation Y females like to wear tight pants hanging off their flat asses and that show off what color thong they're wearing. They believe exploiting themselves sexually and tricking themselves out is "female empowerment". They consider themselves feminists and will slice another woman's head off in an argument, but quickly cuddle up to the only man in the chatroom and will spend days tabulating their depression on LiveJournal, MySpace or Facebook caused by the man not reciprocating their love. A few more years of this and by 30 all that hooker shit will be nothing but residue and a bitterness men will detect from outside the solar system. Generation Y people most fear Generation X sneering at them "I told you so..." All Generation Y people have a MySpace page somewhere. Every single one of them. There are no exceptions. They ALL do. The ones who don't have one, have a LJ account and just forgot they bookmarked their MySpace page and that they have one. They each have 13 billion "friends" in cyberspace who are friends only because the definition of "friend", to Generation Y, is not someone who's got your back and supports you in real life in the real world, but is instead someone you've never seen beyond a jpeg who stops by your MySpace page twice a week and posts something in l33t telling you how great you are in huge, fat, twinkly pink letters because they're scared not to. They know that according to unspoken Generation Y rules if they don't, if God forbid they fail to stop by their "friend"'s stupid, lame fucking site twice a week on the dot, and on the days expected, and say something uplifting to them, that means you're not friends anymore and you'll attack and stalk them from site to site as revenge. This is the Generation Y friendship. How to start one? Post this to any MySpace, LJ or Facebook page:

YR GR8! I LUV U (fill in their screen name here), U ROCK!!!!!!! (be sure to misspell and add lots of exclamation points, or they won't believe you)

Congratulations, you now have a Generation Y "friend" for life. Just don't ever meet them in person. There'll be no "click" of recognition and alikeness, as there is between real people friends in ACTUAL, REAL WORLD friendships, and neither of you will understand why that is. The meeting will feel tingly, "off", and weird. Things will quickly deteriorate from there. Usually the Generation Y brat will pick an argument with you over something startlingly trivial (such as what bands you like), and you'll be real world enemies by nightfall. Essentially, to sum it up, Generation Y is the most trivial, fucked-up bitch demographic ever to walk the face of the earth, they are the reason America has become scum, they're all thugs and whores, they don't realize their own parents have sold their fucking souls and innocence for SUV payments, and it will be a wonderful morning when these pieces of hyperactive dogshit are drafted to war and are strafed to chunks of bloody meat somewhere in Iran 18 months or so from now. Then the country is ours again. Text THAT, you dumb fuckers. :) Oh yes, and learn how to fucking SPELL? And Smurfs will never be cool. Cool was over at just about the time they arrived. Just so you know. - signed, a Generation X'er
"Generation Y is so lame."
"Yeah, I know. 'YR GRT! TXT ME!' Sigh... they can text dese here nuts."
"Yeah, text these nuts, bitches."
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This overrated bunch of kids that are still are "kids" when they are the age of 30. They never seem to grow up. I seen these idiots dressing like they are still in high school, and having kids on their own. They'll probably be the worst parents ever.

These kids were raised in a day care all their life, and they assume that society should be run like a day care, as in having the government take care of them so they can run around and screw other girls. They are at the age of 30 and still love to play World of Warcraft; get a life. They are immature, have no life, have big mouths, dress like idiots (I seen these 30 year olds dressing like a gangsta at Wal Mart while having 2 kids), but they think their shit don't stink. They believe in outdated ideas such as the legalization of weed and vote for some dumbshit because he is "like so gangsta yo and he is the first black president...he is more RUSSIAN." They also claim good music has to be "organic", without this computerized bullshit. We are in the 21st century you hippies.
Generation Y are just dumbed down Boomers.
by Kyle 230 November 9, 2010
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