Ouch! Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation?

CJ Westerberg, May 9, 2013 2:36 PM

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Millennials:  The Me Me Me Generation
and/or The Next Greatest?
The 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000
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TIME.Millennials.MeMeMe-Generation.jpgThe conversation continues with TIME magazine weighing in with a cover

Why should we care? For one, millennials are the largest generation - bigger than the "pig in the python" Baby Boomer generation. Secondly, they are the first generation who grew up with technology (while nothing compared to children and teens today).

Joel Stein,GenX reporter for TIME plays a Millennial in the video BELOW which includes lots of mobile phone use including the "requisite" sexting (one per day) (!) 
Okay . . . 

Salon gives us a nifty time-line of millennial media coverage.

Pretty hard to stereotype
80 million young Americans - or is it?

One of the books on my night-stand is "The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter - and how to make the most of them now" by Meg Jay, PhD. which has moved up to next on my reading list. 

The Defining Decade.twenties.jpgIt's supposed to be for 20-somethings: "Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what is actually the most transformative period of our adult lives". 

In the meantime, what do you think?  Another generation-bashing media hyping or  . . .

Related The Daily Riff:

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Other sources:

The Atlantic Wire:  Every Every Every Generation has been the Me Me Me Generation (sic)

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