Gen Y

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Gen Y

A popular term that describes the demographic cohort following Generation X, which has been variously defined as corresponding to those born between the mid-1970s up to the early 2000s. They are also known as the Echo Boomers, given that many of them are children of baby boomers.
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Through a sophisticated social media strategy and voter ID techniques, they did what many thought was impossible - made the Facebook generation turn out to vote.
112); this Facebook generation measured time in hours as opposed to the older generation that measured it in decades.
TODAY'S Facebook generation probably see more sex than their parents imagined even in their wildest dreams.
This is the Facebook generation so we want to be a Facebook bank for them.
However, it's also true that an "e-connection" is a hardwired preference for the Facebook Generation.
Even in his attempts to social analysis, subjectivity is privileged in relation to the obsession for objectivity, because the author focuses first of all on the Facebook generation.
But Turnbull, like the five women on the show, is part of the Facebook generation, a generation that has largely normalized the act of broadcasting the intimate details of one's life--often across multiple media platforms.
There's a whole subgenre of classic lit reimagined for the Facebook generation, like The Autobiography Of Jane Eyre and the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, based on Pride And Prejudice, which started out on YouTube before spawning a book.
The Killermeters - key exponents of the 1979 Mod sound, "Whatever that was," added Vic dryly - are still in demand and along with entertaining their contemporaries, the 'fifty -somethings' are attracting kids from the Facebook generation.
The Government should be on guard against these kinds of mawkish stunts and be wary of the ad men insisting we must sell this centenary to the Facebook generation.
The contemporary young generation have been given varied names: Generation Y, the Net Generation, the Digital Natives, the Echo Boomers, Generation Next, the Facebook Generation, in an attempt to enter and decode their world to the benefit of the whole society.
After we baby boomers get done retiring -- at a rate of 7,000 to 11,000 a day -- if current taxes and entitlement promises are not reformed, the cupboard will be largely bare for today's Facebook generation.