Sorry just channeling a bit of Madonna and material girl there.
So, I’ve written a few times about Generation Y and people’s perceptions, opinions, and generalisations, most of which I have disagreed with. But today, low and behold I’m going to babble on for a bit on a Gen Y ‘trait’ that I actually agree with and can totally relate to.
No, it’s not walking around saying ‘fully sick’, but living my life online. I have no trouble in putting my hand up and saying I don’t think I would survive without my computer, or my iPhone now for that matter.
I email clients instead of calling them, I text my friends and family instead of calling them, and when my mobile rings, I barley recognise my own ringtone. Why? Because I tend to use my iPhone more as a computer than a phone!
I sit at my computer for 8 hours a day at work, I have my email open, client documents open, and the Internet open with about, oh you know 13 different tabs. I’m on Twitter, Facebook, here of course is my blog. I comment on other blogs, I read the news online. A newspaper? What is that?! Yes, I am without a doubt an online Gen Y kinda girl.
I wouldn’t go as far to say that I’m tech-savvy and up on all the widget and wiki jargon, but I can find my way around most things digital and like most of our generation it’s all about trial and error. You try something and if it doesn’t work you hit undo and try something else. Something I think older generations tend not to do. Or oops was that too much of a generalisation!
Anyway, so for all the bagging that Gen Y cops, you know those great phrases like “Oh I don’t know the youth of today and all their fancy gadgets”, I’m proud to be part of the Gen Y online kids and wonder what life is like without constant communication?
Maybe it’s boring? Or maybe we’ve all got the wrong idea and it’s quite peaceful!
Anyway, I’m off to tweet, facebook, google and whatever else it is that we Gen Y’s do all day!