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Welp, guess we don't have to be called millenials anymore (Xennial)
4-Nov-17 8:57pm
#1
MrBean
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It's kinda legit but doubt it'll catch. Looks like it was actually started in 2014.

https://www.sammiche...
4-Nov-17 9:02pm
#2
dustin11
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

My Wife and I were just talking about this last night. I always think of Millennials as people more in their early to mid 20's rather than people in their early to mid 30's so this makes a lot of sense. I'm just glad I escaped being a Millennial by 4 months.
4-Nov-17 9:43pm
#3
devans77
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I was Born in 1982 that article was accurate for what I went through, I don't think I got a cell phone until I was 18 or 19 and in college.. but I would put Millenials starting in the 90s by the time they were 5 and in school the Internet was getting bigger by the time they were 10 cell phones were well established. YouTube and Facebook were in their youth ect....

4-Nov-17 9:52pm
#4
reneeatworld
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I'm definitely not a millennial, I didn't have sex until I was 15.
4-Nov-17 10:15pm
#5
tonymack21
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I'm a January 82 baby myself..and this def makes sense. What they call a millennial today doesn't me and my friends at all. I've seen lots of articles actually that classify us gen x, albeit the very last of it.

Cell phones weren't widespread until after high school..no one hardly had one unless it was like a TracFone..something prepaid like that. I had a beeper though late high school/19 years old lol.

Internet was very new. 14.4 modems..we thought 28.8 and 56k was THE CRAP!! Lol. You could actually see a progress move verrrrry slowly but it moved!! About the time I was 18/19 we had cable internet..and wow. Three channels on antenna tv. I remember not having color tv or a vcr in my early days. I remember our first color set and the first microwave my grandmother got.

Early 80s babies definitely didn't have the childhood that I would associate with millennials .. cell phones and internet being common, 200 tv channels, most homes having a computer etc.

4-Nov-17 10:24pm
#6
MrBean
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Funny how so many in that time frame can relate (May 82 here).
4-Nov-17 10:25pm
#7
Noid
Gold Good Trader

First, I was told I'm part of generation "X." Then, I was told that, actually, I'm part of generation "Y." Then, I was told that, actually actually, I'm part of the "Millenial" generation. Now, I'm told that, actually actually actually, I'm a part of the "Xennial" generation. Soon, I'll be told that, actually actually actually actually, I'm part of the "Whim Whammy Zim Zammy" generation. But, I already stopped caring. Just because somebody decided to call a group of people the "Greatest" generation and their kids the "Baby Boomer" generation doesn't mean we have to keep going with these silly labels. no
5-Nov-17 12:52am
#8
dustin11
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We used to play Super Mario Kart on a 12" black and white tv and I didn't have a cell phone until I was 21. We also didn't have internet at home until after I graduated highschool nor did we even have a computer. My Mom had us play outside when the weather was nice and we had to come inside when the sun set. I wouldn't classify myself as millennial at all really.
5-Nov-17 1:23am
#9
DefaultGen
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What industries are Xennials killing?

5-Nov-17 2:03am
#10
Sam
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I represent Y2k to the fullest ('89)

5-Nov-17 6:17am
#11
dustin11
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DefaultGen wrote:
What industries are Xennials killing?
Instragram and Facebook?
5-Nov-17 8:46am
#12
lpeters82
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MrBean wrote:
Funny how so many in that time frame can relate (May 82 here).
I'm also May of 1982. I'm sure everyone thinks this, but I really feel like we had it pretty good. We learned to do things the "hard way" yet we were still young enough to be able to easily adapt to a digital age. A few memories:

* The first time I had internet at home was in the 2000s. I came home from college my freshman (or sophmore) year and asked my parent if they wanted internet. They said they didn't want it, but I could purchase it myself. I bought it.

* While in the dorms at college we actually used the phones provided in the room. I'm assuming that most kid's now would just use their cell phones. I remember while drinking we'd often just dial random numbers to try to meet some girls.

* I purchased my first cell phone after graduating from college. My fiance (now wife) purchased some flip phones from a kiosk in the mall. I remember when the Razor came out and it was the "cool" phone. We'd hand out with friends and share ringtones.
5-Nov-17 2:23pm
#13
Scott
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I was born in May of '85 but the description of Xennials lines up with me very closely. Some stuff was a little off though, I actually got my first cell phone in high school instead of college, but it wasn't something everybody had yet. We also had internet when I was in high school, but even less people even had a computer at home. I've never felt many similarities to the types of things people attribute to Millennials.

5-Nov-17 3:37pm
#14
Porksta
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How dare you assume my generation.

5-Nov-17 3:38pm
#15
tonymack21
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There is def a big difference in what the average person probably experienced technology wise being born early 80s to early to mid 90s. Tech shaped so much in those years of the internet explosion and 90s born kids didn't really experience that the way we did.

5-Nov-17 5:05pm
#16
Karaiya
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March 83 here. I dont mind being lumped in with the millenials although I think we share things from both generational groups. I was a latch key kid and also remember the dawn of the internet vividly.
5-Nov-17 5:26pm
#17
KCPenguins
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I am transgenerational. I don't fit with any of you. I am a part of the greatest generation.
5-Nov-17 5:27pm
#18
dustin11
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I identify with a baby boomer so that's what I am.
5-Nov-17 7:35pm
#19
BucketofJustice
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I was born in May 83. I don't know or care what label I have as far as an xennial or gen x or whatever. It doesn't matter in the least. Why is this a thing?

Fudging millennials...
5-Nov-17 9:10pm
#20
lpeters82
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Few more memories:

In high school one of my friends purchased a CD burner. I used to pay him $.50 per song to make CDs.

I was in college when Napster was a thing. A lot of kids would spend their nights downloading music. It was pretty cool to be on a T1 / T3 connection. I'm sure it's slow by today's standards, but it seemed lightning fast back then.

Karaiya wrote:
also remember the dawn of the internet vividly
My first memory of the internet was in the Middle School library. I used it to look up Game Genie cheat codes.
5-Nov-17 9:24pm
#21
CoachMcGuirk
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Oct 1984 here:

I remember going to the library and transposing NES cheat codes on a typewriter from Nintendo Powers.

First cell phone was as a sophomore in college, I wanted one for pizza deliveries with my (then) new job.

Welp, guess we don't have to be called millenials anymore (Xennial)