Too Young for Millennials, Too Old for Gen Z

Too Young for Millennials, Too Old for Gen Z

Internet Analysis: am I a millennial or gen z?? This is a tough question for anyone born roughly in the mid 90s – early 00s… WHAT THE HECK ARE WE?? #internetanalysis #millennials #genZ
REFERENCES & SOURCES:
VSCO Girls, E-Girls, & Tik Tok – https://youtu.be/TijghKYYeAA
Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins – https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/17/where-millennials-end-and-generation-z-begins/
Olivia Kathryn’s “YouTube Videos That Shaped a Generation” – https://youtu.be/rjPzRgkvLlw
Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet – https://www.npr.org/2018/11/15/668106376/generation-z-is-the-most-racially-and-ethnically-diverse-yet
Generation Z: Who They Are, in Their Own Words – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/us/gen-z-in-their-words.html
Brut video about climate crisis – Extinction Rebellion: Getting Arrested Beats Getting Ignored – https://youtu.be/wbLlVCLKDWk

RESOURCES FOR VOTING:
register online! – https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/
check your voter registration status – http://bit.ly/areyouregisteredyet
(even if you’re not a Bernie supporter, this map is helpful to see if your state has an open or closed primary/caucus) – https://voteforbernie.org/
Get Ready to Vote / read your voting rights – https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/

0:00 – intro
1:35 – what are the birth years of millennials? roughly 1981 – 1996
3:02 – what defines a generation? social, economic, technological factors
5:13 – I’m a CUSPER
6:13 – Olivia Kathryn called this group, born roughly between 95 – 99, “the gap”
7:10 – D’Angelo Wallace suggests Generation S… for that weird S we all used to draw
7:45 – call us… Zillennials ??
8:33 – what factors define Millennials? Sept 11th, the 2008 recession, Obama, etc.
12:20 – the Millennial tech divide… tbt to MySpace and early Facebook
14:02 – zillennial childhood tech, including the family desktop computer, dial-up, AIM, flip phones, Blockbuster, VHS tapes, CDs, limewire…
16:22 – tech has changed so quickly that a few years can create a drastic difference
17:46 – what defines Gen Z?
19:18 – Gen Z is the most diverse generation yet
19:43 – Gen Z is comfortable with shifting views of identity, in terms of race, gender, sexuality
20:35 – the climate crisis (ps watch my Brut doc episode about Extinction Rebellion!)
21:52 – Gen Z tends to be more anti-capitalistic and open to democratic socialism or social democracy
22:38 – I DON’T KNOW WHY THIS GLITCH HAPPENED HERE AHHH
22:55 – whether we’re millennials, gen z, cuspers, etc… we have a lot in common!
24:38 – PLEASE register and VOTE!! let’s get this democracy!!

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50 Comments

  1. bree jones on August 30, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    All I know is, I look at millennials and get angry, I like at Gen z and cringe. I don’t want to be apart of either generation (and damn sure don’t want to be a boomer). So screw it



  2. Deshawn Monad93_Infinity on August 30, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I forget where I was on 9/11 & have no memory really of it.. and 93 baby here!!! Same zillennial all dayy 🔥



  3. zwebackshyper on August 30, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    the snowflake and too sensitive part is true for the new generation



  4. Mike, TheAnimated on August 30, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I feel *WAY* more like gen z than millennial, but I was born in 96. No one seems to agree when gen z starts (95 or 97), so I’m just confused 😐



  5. Andrea Narewski on August 30, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    This video is 100% my struggles.



  6. Laura Dyhrcrone on August 30, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Whaat I don’t get it! Is she from 95? I’m from 96. Am I Gen Z or millennial then?



  7. Nicole Wojaczyk on August 30, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    There is also a xillennial a cusp of gen x and millennials.



  8. STRONG SPERM on August 30, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    1997-1999 arw definitely Gen Z LOL



  9. Bonnie Brown on August 30, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I can definitely relate to tech being a huge factor in generational relatability. I am a solid millennial (born 1991) but was some what sheltered and lived in an area with crappy internet connection. We only had basic cable so no early Disney channel, no nickelodeon…Didn’t get my first phone till I was 16 (2008) and didn’t get my first smart phone till I was a married adult (2015). I wasn’t allowed to have myspace because of privacy settings, but I DID convince my mom to let me get a facebook (2008 as well). While I heard a lot of my friends in highschool quote Old Greg and Shoes and Charlie the Unicorn, I wasn’t truly into youtube till I was an adult…I remember my roomate in college explaining to me that people could make money doing youtube videos (in the early 2010s) and I DID NOT get it. So yea, I am solid millennial as far as age but STILL cannot relate to many millennial experiences.



  10. zwebackshyper on August 30, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    i remember growing up i didn’t have internet access at home until like 2012 and it was literally just an ethernet cord that was plugged into some old ass laptop and all i ever did on it was play ninja kiwi games like btd5 every once and a while it wasn’t until like 2014 that i got a cellphone with mobile data and it wasn’t until 2015 that we got wifi at home so yea my childhood was basically internet free and i was born in 1999 i spent my childhood going to the park to play soccer mostly and of course video games with the kids in the neighborhood i have a little cousin who is like 4 or 5 and all he ever does is be on his parents phone either watching youtube or playing games and it’s just so crazy to me how different our childhoods will be



  11. Evenstar123456 on August 30, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I was born in 99 and I remember going to the Disney store in my local mall as a kid, it’s kind of sad to know that kids nowadays will never get experience that.



  12. Emma Stajduhar on August 30, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Thx for telling me my future I’m summer of 08 and 08 is considered as the line for gen alpha so am I gen x or gen alpha I feel like cuspers identify more with each other than the generations they are between



  13. Georgia K on August 30, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I was born in 2001 but because I’m greek and Greece tends to be some years behind the us I can relate to a lot of young millennials and sometimes I don’t really feel I belong to gen z.



  14. Sophia Water on August 30, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    jan 2005 here, but relatable to ‘zillemial’ things, yeah



  15. animelover1872 on August 30, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I remember growing up watching VHS and seeing floppy disks to DVD and CDs to Streaming and Smart Phones. Not the craziest changes like the first airplane but when I hear people only a few years not know what some of those things are it makes ya think



  16. Emily on August 30, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I was born June 1996 and I always told everyone I was the "youngest millenial" and recently everyone has been telling me that that is Gen Z. So at work it’s been a thing as of late, haha. But for real, it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day but I guess if someone wants to call me Gen z or millennial that’s all okay.



  17. SmallTiddyGothGF on August 30, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    October 95.

    I’ve taken to the term ‘generation void’ to describe us cuspers. We have our own little mini generation snuggled right between.



  18. Luc Thériault on August 30, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    22:29 greta is a puppet lmao



  19. Benisha McFerrin on August 30, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I relate to zoomers and gen x. I can’t relate to millennials



  20. Lil Fox on August 30, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I was born in 2000 but I relate to mostly nothing to Gen z. I’ve searched a lot about whether I’m Gen z or millennial and every time I hear different things so I’ve decided to just breathe and live on.



  21. Bryan Benedict Bonifacio on August 30, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Dang! I realized that this video came out almost 2 years ago; before the Covid-19 outbreak, 2020 election and subsequent January 6th Uprising . . . Yup it’s been a crazy year.

    Wonder how that going to factor in future researchers’ analysis. For that matter I think its going to be quite a ride figuring out how this generation (Gen Z) is going to be remembered. 😏

    I’m certainly glad that Trump is out of the picture! Guy was a total douchebag!



  22. ashley on August 30, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    94 – too young for myspace, but i don’t relate to older millennials at all



  23. CARMEN LOBO PORTILLA on August 30, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Did anyone of you grow up reading Fairy Oak?
    Love those books



  24. Bastian 96 on August 30, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Finally, you described childhood completely at a 01.



  25. Michael Quintana on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 am

    example.. sportillistrated has fat ugly swimsuit models… my generation had better taste for damn shure…whos in controll of sports illistrated these days?? the guys trying to apppease fat politically correct??



  26. Charles Switzer on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Each gen has that. Late boomers (1958-1964) identify more with Gen X. Late Gen X (1977-1980) with millennials, late millennials (1993-1996) with Gen Z. This is why birth years are flawed demographics. Zillenials should remember flip phones very well and Millennials should remember dial-up internet very well lol.



  27. afsana parvez on August 31, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Just looking at the vid image. For this vid I totally understand my childhood/early teenagehood was mill but my late teenage years and young adult years are gen z



  28. Roger Laboy on August 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

    If you’re 95 you’re hella millenial 😂😂😂

    I don’t like that generations are about 15 yrs apart, someone born in 1981 is totally different from me (born in 1993). It should be like every 5 yrs



  29. Luc Thériault on August 31, 2021 at 12:04 am

    imagine being anti-capitalism smh.. go live in venesuela and cuba and see what socialism do.



  30. Kenya Holloway-Reliford on August 31, 2021 at 12:07 am

    How come no one ever brings up VOD (video on demand) with cable? It was basically streaming before streaming was a thing. Me and my family watched a lot of music videos that way.



  31. AbhiRa Piano Music on August 31, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Born in 1998 can absolutely relate to you. Biking and playing with nieghbours was a big thing till I turned 13 and got my first smart phone. I had that comuter system at home. Fun fact I was born and raised in India!!



  32. milk on August 31, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Ayeee, The Big Comfy Couch at the end!



  33. leopardshadow333 on August 31, 2021 at 12:11 am

    The thing with 9/11 being a defining moment for a generation i have seen explained like this: while of course 9/11 was horrible for those of us in the untied states, especially near/in nyc for the actual events and the direct effects, the real impact is that it was the first major world disaster of its kind to be broadcast arpund the world, to every country and nearly everyone old enough watched or was aware of what happened. That may seem unimportant today as many major disasters are broadcast worldwide and livestreamed online, but it was the first historically to have that, bc of where technology was in 2001.



  34. zwebackshyper on August 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

    i feel like 1995-2000 are in their own little group not fully millenial but also not fully gen z like i was born in 99 but i have pretty much nothing in common with someone born after 2004 but also pretty much nothing in common with someone before like 1994



  35. Anonymous Person on August 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Welp, I guess a defining moment now for cuspers and gen z is the pandemic…
    Hindsight is–wait, no No! Not what we meant! (Ugh)



  36. LancePlaysRoblox on August 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I’d say anyone born between 1993-1998 are in the cusp



  37. oaktree_ on August 31, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Commenting on this fully two years after the fact to say that, as an Official Millennial born in 1989, you sometimes read as a millennial to me and sometimes (a little more often, if I’m honest) as Gen Z. What defines someone as part of a particular generation, though, I think is more influenced by culture than by what date range in which they were born. I relate more to Gen X/Millennial cusps than to Millennial/Gen Z cusps, personally, despite being born smack in the middle of most millennial date ranges; I think this is because I got online early in life and my "formative Internet memories" have a lot to do with Geocities, webrings, and Livejournal. I’m not on TikTok (or is it "Tiktok") and am sort of resisting getting an account out of pique lol



  38. Ally Underbelly on August 31, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Lolll to me, anyone younger than me is Gen Z, and anyone older is a Millennial…



  39. zwebackshyper on August 31, 2021 at 12:18 am

    september 1999 and i don’t relate to any gen z stuff but also not all millenial stuff just kinda stuck in the middle



  40. Thank you on August 31, 2021 at 12:18 am

    tape rewinders, parents had nokia brick phones, those big ass tvs with wood on them, dial up, those AOL cds with games on them, the original tamagotchis, hit clips, tooth tunes (idk if thats the name but those singing toothbrushes), itashos, education connection commercials, ipod nano, Motorola razors being the hot shit,



  41. Adam-o Baseball on August 31, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Just a personal thought, a millennial is generally thought of as someone who can remember 9/11. Not necessarily as an experience (you be the judge on that), but remembering the event itself as it happened.
    This coming someone born in 1989.



  42. Caribbean Hustla 🇩🇴 Mortgage Pro on August 31, 2021 at 12:24 am

    i totally relate and you’re cute 🥰



  43. Nicole Wojaczyk on August 31, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Ima a cusp also but with gen x and millennial being born in 1983. So I feel the same as you. I have a lot of memories as gen x and also older millennium. And I’m a cusp gemini/cancer too hahah



  44. Fatima on August 31, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I was born in November 1999 and THIS VIDEO IS LITERALLY EVERYTHING I FEEL



  45. Maren H on August 31, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I remember when netflix was dvds that came in the mail and you had to send then back after a week



  46. Shafer Hilke on August 31, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I was born in gen z, January 2002. But I remember having a vhs player and watching older vcrs and having older gaming consoles like an n64, GameCube and all kinds of stuff



  47. Sam Hirniak on August 31, 2021 at 12:27 am

    aug 1994 and still confused. as always xD



  48. Steven Dondero on August 31, 2021 at 12:28 am

    1985



  49. Simone Best on August 31, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I will be looking for your perspective after you turn 35.. That is a major look-back point in a persons life… Perhaps you will be a Hologram then.



  50. Consciously Kayla on August 31, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I’m October of 1996. I tend to say I feel like Balto. Not a dog. Not a wolf. Not necessarily Millennial, not necessarily Gen Z 🥴