• TimeSquirrel
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    4 months ago

    Unless my 5th grade kid had a kid, no. You’re just getting old. Alpha’s been with us for a while now.

    The marker is supposedly anyone born entirely within the 21st century and living in a world that’s connected to the internet 24/7 since birth. The “iPad kids”.

    • @foggy
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      4 months ago

      I tend to agree with the person you’re responding to in that actual generations tend to be marked by massive paradigm shifts more than chunks of years.

      Like fall of the Berlin wall through 9-11 is a generation.

      9-11 through COVID is a generation.

      COVID until the water wars is a generation.

      It’s marked by things that the basically the whole world is affected by, and we all experience it together in some way.

      • @Holyginz
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        24 months ago

        Agreed. There’s isn’t enough of a difference between a number of the recent gens. I feel like the millennials were the last big one that made sense to me.

        • @sheogorath
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          14 months ago

          There’s gonna be a big shift in the way that we consume media that there’s gonna be a difference between generations that grew up before that big shift and the generation that grew up after that big shift.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      More the latter than the former. GenZ commonly includes 2005ish, and people born in the early 2000s got to experience the proliferation of the internet during their childhood