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Look Up - YouTube

'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation. 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways t...
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How Social Media Is Ruining The Authenticity Of Generation-Y

How Social Media Is Ruining The Authenticity Of Generation-Y | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
In our current global society, technology is advancing at extremely high rates. Whether it’s the latest iPhone or touchscreen computer, we are all attracted communicating in the fastest ways possible.
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God's In Google: How The Rise Of The Internet Has Led To The Decline Of Religion | Elite Daily

God's In Google: How The Rise Of The Internet Has Led To The Decline Of Religion | Elite Daily | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
The religion of Google is an idea my brother gave me. He told it to me in passing and it took me a few months to wrap my mind around it.
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Technology and the College Generation

Technology and the College Generation | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Regarded as too slow, e-mail is barely a second thought for college students, who prefer texting. But that sets them up for trouble with their professors.

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Students spent an average of 123 minutes a day on a computer, by far the biggest portion of it, 31 minutes, on social networking. The only thing they spent less time on than e-mail: hunting for content via search engines (four minutes).

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The History Of Selfie-Obsessed Generation - infographic

The History Of Selfie-Obsessed Generation - infographic | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it

Although many people might believe the term Selfie was borned just a short time ago, it's actually had a long and insightful past. Here we glimpse into the history of the selfie and examine how its landscape look today.


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We learned about Infographics in class! This was so interesting because it started with Van Gough

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84% Of You Couldn't Go A Single Day Without Your Smartphone

84% Of You Couldn't Go A Single Day Without Your Smartphone | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Are you an email-obssesed zombie-person who reflexively checks his or her smartphone every 10 minutes, not because you felt a vibration or because you are getting a phone call, but rather because you can't help yourself, because checking your smartphone is a mechanical movement for you, as involuntary as breathing or blinking or producing saliva in your mouth? If so, then we have some good news: You're just like everyone else on this hyper-connected planet of ours!
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I know I'm guilty of this. I get so stressed out when I don't have my phone on me. 

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Why Do I Need 'Likes' To Feel Like I Exist?

Why Do I Need 'Likes' To Feel Like I Exist? | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Hi, my name is Elise, and I am an affirmation addict. I realize that I am a living human on the planet earth, no matter how many likes I get.
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20 Things We Used To Do While Waiting For Someone Before We Had Smartphones (GIFs)

20 Things We Used To Do While Waiting For Someone Before We Had Smartphones (GIFs) | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Legend has it that back in the day, when people waited, they learned the real meaning of the word patience. The reason?
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I like the sarcasm in this. 

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If Silicon Valley Syndrome Is Killing Us, What's The Cure?

If Silicon Valley Syndrome Is Killing Us, What's The Cure? | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Getting out from under the thumb of our technologically enabled lives.
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How Technology Is Killing Eye Contact

How Technology Is Killing Eye Contact | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Pat Christen had an alarming wake-up call one day about the toll that technology was taking on her life -- and her family.
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Is Gen Y Delusional About How to Have a Successful Career?

Is Gen Y Delusional About How to Have a Successful Career? | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Think the path to success is straight, fast and ever upward? Here’s why GenY often believes that, and why it’s totally wrong. (Is Gen Y Delusional About How to Have a Successful Career?
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Zuckerberg was a good example for this

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Who is Generation Y?

We hit the park to get people's thoughts on the young adults of today, supposedly born between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Feel free to ...youtube.com

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My favorite part was when the boy used "copy and paste" to describe our generation

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The 10 Reasons Why Generation-Y Is Soft | Elite Daily

It is a time we look back at our generation and actually realize that its time to grow up.
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Mainly focussing on the section about being acknowledged. Although we don't admit it, I know everyone cares about how many "likes" or "retweets" they get. 

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1 New Message: How Text Messaging Is Ruining Our Chances At Forming A Genuine Connection

1 New Message: How Text Messaging Is Ruining Our Chances At Forming A Genuine Connection | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
So, you think you’re a professional at being “coy-but-somewhat-interested” over text messages?
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Mainly focussing on the "digital connections vs. emotional connections" paragraph

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What Is Twitter Doing To Teen Brains?

What Is Twitter Doing To Teen Brains? | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Today's teens and college students are certainly using their skimming cells and connections... But what's the lose-it part of that equation for this technology-tethered generation?
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17 Signs You're Actually In A Serious Relationship...With Your Smartphone

17 Signs You're Actually In A Serious Relationship...With Your Smartphone | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
The new Spike Jonze movie, "Her," tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. The film has critics blogging and tweeting about what this era of blogging and tweeting really means for the future of human intimacy. Scientist...
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Babes in a Digital Toyland: Even 3-Year-Olds Get Gadgets - New York Times

Babes in a Digital Toyland: Even 3-Year-Olds Get Gadgets - New York Times | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it

Babes in a Digital Toyland: Even 3-Year-Olds Get Gadgets New York Times After all, this is a generation that learned to amuse itself practically from babyhood with the smartphone and tablet swiped from their parents' hands.


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Kids who are younger than me own tablets, and I don't. I received dolls for Christmas, not iPhones. 

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Majority of Millennials Value Social Media Over a Steady Paycheck

Majority of Millennials Value Social Media Over a Steady Paycheck | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it

For her blog, Marketing Pilgrim, Cynthia Boris brings us some eye-opening findings from Part Two of the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report.

 

This part of the report is based upon interviews with 100 young professionals in their 20s, from each of 14 countries.  (Part one was based upon the same sample size but using college students).

 

The results are at the same time somewhat unsurprising yet very eye-opening.

 

Here are a few of the findings:

 

***56% of college students said that if they encountered a company that banned access to social media, they would either not accept a job offer or would join and find a way to circumvent corporate policy.

 

***40% of college students and 45% of young employees said they would accept a lower-paying job that had more flexibility with regard to device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility

 

***27% of college students said that staying on Facebook was more important than partying, dating, listening to music or hanging out with friends.

 

(Cynthia's son suggests that these numbers are two low and that the real diehards were too busy on Facebook to respond!)

 

***66% of students and 58% of employees cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.

 

The takeaways here from a marketing perspective are:

 

***GenYers are always on. 

 

***The line between work and leisure hours are being erased.

 

***"Young professionals now choose their lunch location based on the instant coupon that shows up on their phone at 11:00 am. They’re shopping for holiday gifts while sitting in a meeting and they’re making weekend getaway plans in the middle of the week."

 

Food for thought for all of us in business or embarking upon new ventures.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "The Millennials - GenY Watch"

 

See the full article here: [http://bit.ly/uAZ1oE ]


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From Face-to-Face to Facebook

From Face-to-Face to Facebook | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Never in human history have we been in contact with so many people and connected with so few. The ability to bring this power into our control without allowing it to control us is the new make-or-break skill for a life of happiness in the third millennium.
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20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones

20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Most of us use our smartphones anywhere and everywhere. Walking down the street, in the bathroom, during sex and even at church, we find ourselves glued to that little pocket-sized screen. Many of us -- including nearly half of women who would rather...
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This just broke my heart, I'm not surprised though!

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Silicon Valley Syndrome

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I am guilty of this. I've given myself headaches because I've looked down at my phone too much. I thought it was interesting that they called it the Silicon Valley Syndrome

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This Apple Commercial Sums Up Everything That's Wrong With Our Screen-Addicted Culture

This Apple Commercial Sums Up Everything That's Wrong With Our Screen-Addicted Culture | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
When conjuring up the perfect road trip -- windows down, sun shining, hair blowing in the breeze -- chances are, you don't picture yourself clutching your smartphone the entire time. But that's exactly what happens in a 2012 "Designed by Apple in California" ad campaign, which unintentionally paints a sobering portrait of a life distracted, one in which we're connected to our devices but disconnected from the people and experiences right in front of us.
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Put the phone down! I wish they had marketed the product differently. Yes, the iPhone is awesome when trying to find directions or wanting to look something up, but there are other ways to do it too, we're just lazy!

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24 Things Millennials Need To Get Over Already

24 Things Millennials Need To Get Over Already | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it
Brunch is lame, you're not that old and you're certainly not a real DJ!
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Selfies and FOMO!

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Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation

Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation | The Millennial Generation & Technology | Scoop.it

Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists, who still live with their parents. So why will they save us all?


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This Time magazine was referenced to many times in the videos I've posted. 

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