March 31, 2014

After the Millennials

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Name the next generation!

According to sociologists, anyone born between 1982-2004 is known as a Millennial. The name comes from the fact that they were the first group to graduate high school after the millennium (the year 2000).

But what about people born after 2004 (i.e., many STACKers)? According to studies, kids born after 2004 have some interesting things in common that Millennials didn’t have. Many kids born after 2004 have always had a computer in their home, and used technology from a very, very young age. You are the first group to be born into a world with the Internet, texting, instant messaging, and listening to music and watching TV digitally. (What do you think – is this true for you??)

Some people think you should be called Post-Millennials, or Generation Z, or the iGeneration. What do you think? What would you call your up-and-coming generation?

Take a look at some of the past generation names, and fill in what YOU think our new generation should be called.

1946 – 1964: Baby Boomer Generation

1964 – 1982: Generation X

1982 – 2004: Millennials (also sometimes called Generation Y)

2004 – present: ?????

Who knows? Maybe some famous sociologist will read one of your Comments, and name the generation after your answer! So let us know what you think below!

—Ratha, STACKS Writer

  1. ShyPenguin14

    I totally agree! I vote on no internet-related name for the newest generation!

  2. bookwormgirl45

    I think they should be called Generation D. This is because while there are certain things which were Developed during this generation(technology for example) there are also stuff which Degraded (like the amount of time kids spend playing outdoors)when compared to the millennials.

  3. catgymnastics173

    I’m part of the newest generation and I’m not part of the world of phones, computers, etc. Well, I do spend lots of time on it, but I narrowly escaped being a millennial. I’m 9 though, so I feel pretty bad…. I DON’T WANT THE NAME TO DO WITH SOMETHING INTERNET-RELATED!

  4. LoveMinecraft

    I think the present-day era should be called the Two Thousand era because it is in the two thousands.

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