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xennial
(Mike Allen)
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The ‘xennial’ life raft has been out there for a few years now, but I don’t believe it has received enough attention. Before there was a lot of talk about what years make up the current younger generations — and before “millennial” was a bad word — I felt there was a fairly strong disconnect between people born in the late 70’s-early 80’s and people born mid 90’s-2000.

I’m assuming most people visiting this site were around for all of those years and would understand the extremely rapid developments in technology and communication throughout the 1990’s in particular. That’s the real separating factor in my mind between a millennials and a xennials communication, and the way we think about speaking to each other.

It is different, but in a way in which I haven’t quite found the right words to describe. A reliance on technology, and the expectation of immediacy is a start, but that doesn’t fully get into the meat of it. It’s something I may report back on in the future, but for now, I just wanted everyone to know I was waiting to jump ship. All it took was some random articles on the internet telling me it was OK to do so.

— Mike Allen


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