UGH., I'm a millennial. The Pew Research Center is out with the official word, and anyone born between 1981 and 1996 is a millennial. My birthday is Oct. 29, 1981, so I just made the cut. Those born between 1965 and 1980 are Gen X'ers. And the current teen generation doesn't really have a name, but some choose to call them Gen Y. Why am I "devs" about this? I'm proud that I experienced a time with home phones, no smart phones, no texting, dial-up internet, pagers, no GPS, where we passed love notes and there was no cyber-bullying. Admittedly, I love to text, stalk exes on fb, use Snap filters and Netflix and chill ... but so does my baby boomer mom. How will my life change after learning this news? I'll just sound smarter when I'm in a group of people and we can play who is and who is not a millennial. However, that will never happen, because whenever I'm with friends, we're all phubbing each other, full of FOMO. The strug!
Defining generations: Starting today, Pew Research Center will define Millennials as those born between 1981 and 1996. We will consider those born from 1997 onward as part of a new, post-Millennial generation. https://t.co/omBZjbpufH— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) March 1, 2018