Study: Views of the Sharing Economy Differ Dramatically By Generation

New study reveals how different generations feel about the new wave of businesses and apps, such as Uber and Airbnb

A decade ago, if your friend told you they were getting a ride home from an absolute stranger just from pressing a button on their smartphone, you probably would have questioned their sanity, and then probably called the police. A decade ago, staying at someone else’s house when they weren’t there would have been called either couch surfing or squatting, depending on the scenario.

Study: Views of the Sharing Economy Differ Dramatically By Generation

Now, companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb have become accepted, embraced, and even, in some cases, synonymous with the service they provide. For the youngest generation, iGen – also known as Generation Z or Centennials – they have never known a time before you leveraging your own car or an extra bedroom in your home was a viable business option. Read More »

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Online Privacy Expectations Differ Dramatically Between Gen Z and Older Generations

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.

Online Privacy Expectations Differ Dramatically Between Gen Z and Older Generations

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 »

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What the Youngest Generation Thinks Is Bad Phone Etiquette

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.

What the Youngest Generation Thinks Is Bad Phone Etiquette

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 »

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How Social Media Dictates Happiness for Generations After Millennials: Gen Z

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.

Study Reveals Age at Which Young People Think They Should Get Their First Smartphone

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?

Landmark Gen Z Study Reveals Surprising Insights About Generation After Millennials

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.

Landmark Gen Z Study Reveals Surprising Insights About Generation After Millennials

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 »

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The Generational Divide on Self-Driving Cars

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.

iGen and Technology: What Everyone Needs to Know to Keep Up

In his dynamic TEDxHouston talk, Jason Dorsey explains how iGen’s technology preferences will alter the future of technology for us all

Did you ever think you’d see the day when technology from The Jetsons was something of the past? Believe it or not, that day has come. The generation after Millennials—known as iGen—thinks The Jetsons’ tech devices are common day, even old. Learn what else you need to know to keep up with this new generation of techies.

iGen and Technology: What Everyone Needs to Know to Keep Up

Technological advances move so quickly that it seems as if there are new must-have electronics every few weeks. And as quickly as the new ones are introduced, the old ones become obsolete. However, there will always be certain hallmark technological advancements that define a generation and change how they – and ultimately the rest of the world – prefer to communicate... Read More »

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“What Do We Know About the Generation After Millennials?” Jason Dorsey’s Standing Ovation Talk at TEDxHouston

In his groundbreaking TEDx talk, Jason Dorsey reveals shocking insights about iGen, also known as Generation Z, that every marketer, employer and parent needs to know—which is why his talk received a rousing standing ovation.

iGen, also known as Gen Z or Centennials, is the fast emerging generation on the heels of Millennials. This large, diverse, hyper-connected generation is very different from Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. In fact, iGen thinks Millennials are old.

iGen’s Banking Preferences: Get Your Debit Cards Ready

Funded by little more than allowance money and hourly wages from after-school jobs, iGen (aka Gen Z) is already armed with specific attitudes about banking.

iGen, also known as Generation Z, may be young, but that doesn’t make them any less opinionated than their Millennial predecessors. However, iGen’s preferences for everything from the clothes they wear to what they’re looking for in a job are already proving to be vastly different than those of Millennials. And iGen’s money preferences go deeper than merely what they buy—they already have specific inclinations about how they bank.

iGen’s Banking Preferences: Get Your Debit Cards Ready

A recent article from the Financial Brand reported new findings from the 2015 TD Bank Checking Experience Index, which showed that iGen might soon make the “bank” in the most traditional sense a foreign concept. Even using a bank’s website to pay bills and check accounts online is outdated to them; they much prefer using mobile banking through an app on their smartphone... Read More »

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