Stone Age v. Millennials
Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
(definition courtesy of Wikipedia)
Working in PR and Events, I am used to labels. Everything and everyone - fits inside a box - or outside the box (which is worse?). This month, my beautiful daughter Zoe, YouTuber, Blogger and founder of www.teentimes.eu, featured in one of Ireland’s top fashion glossy magazines - IMAGE - as an Millennial, Social Influencer - and an Ambassador for Samsung Ireland. She was interviewed alongside some of Ireland's top emerging influencers - all from diverse career backgrounds including media, hospitality and fitness. All spoke of their connection to technology and its central importance in their lives and future. Each interviewee was engaging and I can confidently guess - being millennials - have never used a phone booth.
It all made me think about the differences and the sameness in generations. Smart phone, pay phone, carrier pigeon or pony express - Hippies, Yuppies, Dinkies or Millennials - we all want to stay connected.
Stone age, new age, every age - now it's the turn of the Millennials to change the world - before the next generation (the Z'ees) take their turn - and then we all go back to A, and do it all again!