"There's a subtle shift between how Millennials and iGen interact with technology, but a fundamental one," explains Dorsey. In fact, according to the results from The Center's study, iGen, more than any other generation, thinks that social media has a direct affect on their self worth AND how people see them. Read More »
In conversation with Into Tomorrow's Dave Graveline, Dorsey shares some shocking insights from The Center's groundbreaking study
Jason Dorsey and The Center for Generational Kinetics was featured on Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline to talk about the surprising findings from our landmark study on iGen, the generation after Millennials.
New study reveals just how important online privacy and security is to the youngest generation
Gen Z is the first true cloud-based generation. Let’s break that down.
This doesn’t mean that Gen Z, also known as iGen, Generation Z, or Centennials, has their “heads in the clouds.” In fact, quite the opposite. This young generation is already being hailed as a surprisingly pragmatic and hardworking generation. What it means is that iGen are coming of age only knowing cloud-based storage. Whether it’s saving photos or working collaboratively on documents for school projects, they take for granted the fact that they don’t have to lug around floppy disks or worry about losing a flash drive. Read More »
Is iGen, aka Gen Z, really using their phone at all the wrong times, or is that a myth? Our study investigates.
Quick: where is your cell phone right now? Is it in your purse? In your pocket? Sitting on your desk next to your laptop? If you’re a member of iGen, also known as Gen Z or Centennials, it might be in your hand. In fact, it might be the medium through which you’re reading this article right now.
It’s no secret that iGen is the generation who grew up with smartphone in hand. In fact, iGen believes people should get smartphones at a younger age than any other generation [link to other blog when it becomes available]. And while older generations have also become accustomed to using their smartphones for nearly everything, the attitudes and behaviors of this youngest generation still challenge, mystify, and frustrate many of us... Read More »
A single comment on Instagram has more sway over teenagers’ lives than you may think
iGen, the generation after Millennials, cannot remember a time before social media. In fact, social media is not media at all to iGen (also known as Gen Z or Centennials) but, rather, the medium for connecting, learning, showing off, expressing oneself, debating, dating and so much more. Social media connects iGen to the world around them and connects the world to iGen.
Given that social media is the channel where iGen connects, forges relationships, learns and documents every aspect of their lives, it’s no surprise that social media plays a large role in determining iGen’s happiness, self-esteem and well being. Read More »
In the age of mobile everything, comparison-shopping is more prevalent than ever, and it’s iGen that’s looking for deals the most
Does the word “Amazon” conjure up images of online shopping instead of a river in South America? When you think about shopping for a new pair of shoes, do you first check the Internet – sometimes several different sites – before you even consider making a trek to the mall? Is paying for something with cash a foreign concept to you? If you answered, “yes” to these questions, you may be a member of iGen, also known as Generation Z.
To older generations, the very definition of shopping is changing as the digital world merges with the brick-and-mortar world. This blurred shopping reality is one in which stores are always open, inventory is always available somewhere and Amazon just might deliver within hours of you placing your order. But this isn’t a new phenomenon to iGen: it is all iGen has ever known... Read More »
How young is too young for a smartphone? It depends on whom you ask!
Do you remember a time when you had to sit in front of a desktop computer to “go online”? Do you remember that unmistakable dial tone as you waited for your AOL interface to load? Do you remember getting kicked off the phone if someone in your house wanted to log on?
For many of us, this was the beginning of what it meant to use the Internet. If you have no idea what any of the above paragraph means, you might be a member of iGen (also known as Generation Z, Centennials and Founders). Read More »
iGen, aka Gen Z, is quickly becoming the largest, most diverse generation in the US, and they've got major opinions about technology. Here's what we found.
Technology moves so quickly nowadays that it’s nearly impossible to stay abreast of all the new developments. It makes sense then that there’s already a new generation coming up behind Millennials that’s taking the technological reins and bringing about major changes in schools, the workplace, and society at large.
Currently age 20 and under, this new generation goes by many names: iGen, Gen Z, Centennials, Founders and more. The undisputed fact is that this generation is soon to be the fastest-growing generation in the workforce, is already the super-majority generation in college and younger, and is the tastemaker of trends that affect all of us, especially when it comes to technology... Read More »
Will fast-changing automobile technology wedge a further divide between the oldest and youngest generations?
Self-driving cars used to seem like one of many elements of an idealistic future that looked great on the big screen but would never happen…along with robots that clean up after you and meals in pill form. But as anyone who has ever used a Roomba or drank a meal-replacement shake can tell you, that future is nigh.
According to a cross-generational survey by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which polled 1,000 people between the ages of 18 – 70, age is a major deciding factor when it comes to people’s attitudes towards view self-driving cars... Read More »
With more Millennials rising to managerial positions, here’s how to turn potential inter-office conflicts into opportunities for generational growth
With more generations than ever in the workplace at once, may offices are facing some never-before-seen challenges. You have Millennials for whom smartphone use and instantaneous emailing and texting are a given, but also Baby Boomers who still value well-thought-out emails and, yes, even actual phone calls.
You can imagine, then, just how difficult inter-office communication can be when one person expects a phone call and the other is left wondering why you didn’t respond to a text the minute it was sent... Read More »
Gift cards were once seen as the last-minute alternative to thoughtful gifts, but new research shows that personalizing them forms connections as strong or stronger than giving physical gifts.
Shopping for holiday presents is supposed to be a fun way to show your appreciation for your friends and loved ones. However, we all know at least one person who is impossible to shop for! Whether they’re the type that seems to “have it all” or has extremely discerning tastes, this is the person who is usually last to get crossed off your “to-shop for” list.
It’s likely that this difficult person on your list is a Millennial. Whether this persnickety Millennial you’re shopping for is your child, niece or nephew or your friend or co-worker, you might find yourself racking your brain for the perfect gift – or at least one that won’t be re-gifted... Read More »