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The now now now Generation

The blog I am following, Entitled, follows two women who are basically my age maneuver through their jobs as the new Generation Y employees.

They discuss the new challenges faced by both Baby Boomers and Generation Ye’ers to learn to work together.  Are people our age entering the work force there seems to be misconceptions about our drive and capability to figure anything out on our own.

People often call our generation the “now” generation, saying we always want something right this instant and get bored if we don’t get it right away. This is somewhat of a true statement because with technology we are able to get things right away. Waiting was no something we had to do a lot of growing up.

This said there are a lot of misconceptions about our generation in the work place stating we are spoon fed and lazy. I along with the Entitled bloggers do not feel this is true. There is a more work, life balance with our generation but this does not mean we are not able to handle working more than one project at a time or are slower at completing a project.

I am glad to be a Generation Y’er and see many benefits to being from a generation who works hard and believes they can find the answers to their questions right now.

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May 29, 2009 Posted by | Review of Monitored Site | 1 Comment

Are your grandparents on Facebook?

This week while monitoring IMR I came across a piece about seniors going online, Are you on Facebook? Seniors and new communication technologies (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2009/03/24/are-you-facebook-seniors-and-new-communication-technologies). The article features some interesting facts, like 46% of all seniors over the age of 65 are active internet users.

 

We always talk about the impact that the online world and social media will have on our generation, but what about the impact that it’s having on other generations? The video that accompanies this article takes the viewer inside an old age home where the residents are being introduced to different technologies. The seniors are embracing this new technology, rather than trying to hide from it which I thought was very cool.

 

The article goes on to talk about different forms of online technology (Facebook, MySpace, Online Communities, Avatars, etc.) but all from the point of view of a senior citizen. It’s an interesting perspective on social media from a totally new angle. It’s definitely an article worth checking out. 

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Review of Monitored Site | 1 Comment