95-99 is part of 2nd wave millennial, pre-Minecraft generation. Lots of Hitler fetishing, prone to say “kys” and “drink bleach” unironically. Not Z.
When you see Z using Hitler references it’s *ironically*, not seriously. They are *making fun of* late millennial, not embracing.
Millennials were born around 1980-2000-ish I prefer 1984-2004 but ppl born in 95-99 are DEFINITELY not GenZ.
I’m 2nd Wave X. Big diff btwn 1st and 2nd waves. I think it’s similar with Millennial/Y.
is millennial talk, and poorly too. “af” / “fam”, emojis – that’s all Instagram late millennial speak. GenZ mocks that way of writing.
That’s WAY too early. That’s 2nd wave millennial.
I believe you then. If you were 100% unironically conservative, I’d say you were a late millennial pretending.
Are there still edgy kids or are they mostly ironically edgy?
. My nephew’s going on 13. He’s “ironically edgy” but he does it for the memes. He looks down on one of his classmates who drank the 4chan kool-aid but that kids parents are militia nuts so..
His middle school is no help. We’re solidly in white power territory. He wants me to get him a copy of the Communist Manifesto (so he can mess with one of his teachers who says “communism is a cancer” and used to complain about “l i b e r a l s” until she abruptly stopped.
In the school library, the only book on Hitler is a book on Hitler Youth. It’s not overly toxic here but it’s definitely a quiet underneath thing.
I go with the later rather than earlier.
MTV described Generation Z as those born after December 2000, for a survey conducted by the network regarding possible names for the cohort. The Asia Business Unit of Corporate Directions, Inc describes Gen Z as born between 2001-2015, and Philippine Retailers Association describes Generation Z as born after 2000.
The American Marketing Association describes Generation Z as those born after, or just before, September 11, 2001, suggesting the cohort should be dubbed Gen 9/11 arguing “all children who don’t remember Sept. 11, 2001, will experience a world totally different from all generations that preceded it”.
Author Neil Howe defines the cohort as people born from approximately 2005–2025, but describes the dividing line between Generation Z and Millennials as “tentative” saying, “you can’t be sure where history will someday draw a cohort dividing line until a generation fully comes of age”. Howe says that the Millennials’ range beginning in 1982 points to the next generation’s window starting between 2000 and 2006
I use “Minecraft” as the divisor. Pre-minecraft is late millennial / 2nd wave, Minecraft/post-Minecraft is Z. ,
“ Your comments about the nuanced generational differences are interesting”
Thank you! I don’t know. I pay attention to meme patterns and have dealt with a lot of people in Z age range over the last 8 yrs I’d say, as they burst into online en masse and it was fascinating to see.
I’m hoping school does a better job than it has so far but US schools are notoriously awful at teaching history and not much has improved since I was a kid.
But with Youtube and the democracy of information available online, along with an uncle (me) to try to fix some wrong ideas, I think he’ll be ok.
GenZ reminds me a LOT of my Gen so far. [2nd wave GenX]. Less prone to cult as boom or mill, more friendly nihilism, yet know you gotta watch your own cash because ‘the system” isn’t for you etc.
and sometimes it’s not opposite but novel. Back in 2011, I was trying to understand “brony culture”, then Minecraft culture and then furry culture… – and it’s been a trip.