Can you recall the sound of a dial-up modem when it connected to the Internet? Is there a time when you asked Jeeves a question? Did you ever talk to your school crush in an AIM chat-room with a fake user name? Have you ever owned a mobile flip phone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a millennial. A new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center tries to define what exactly it means to be a “millennial.” According to the study, millennials are the generation born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 22-37 in 2018). Those born after 1997 will be part of a new generation, Pew said. While no generation can be conclusively defined, certain historical markers can delineate when one generation ends and another begins.
- Are you technically a Millennial but don’t have the traditional behaviors of a Millennial?