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    • Understanding Generation Y Joel Bombardier
    • Generations
      • Lost Generation (1883–1900)
      • Greatest Generation (1901–1924)
      • Silent Generation (1925–1942)
      • Baby Boomer (1943–1960)
      • Generation X (1961–1981)
      • Generation Y (1982–2001)
      • Generation Z (2001–)
        • Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Generations
    • Generation Y
      • Generation Y has a nearly intimate connection to technology .
      • In their 2007 book, Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa [17] found that in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US:
    • Generation Y
        • 97% own a computer
        • 97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
        • 94% own a cell phone
        • 76% use instant messaging and social networking sites
    • Generation Y
        • 75% of college students have a Facebook profile and most of them check it daily.
        • 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod
        • 49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
    • Generation Y
        • 34% use websites as their primary source of news
        • 28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
        • 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
        • 14% use online purchasing
        • 8% have confessed to having an online gaming addiction at some point in their life
    • How about Generation Z?
    • Generation Z
      • Generation Z become the common name for the generation that will follow the Millennials.
      • Generation Z are very young but active consumers, and very connected , being born into a world of technology.
    • References
        • Wikipedia
          • ^ Junco, Reynol; Mastrodicasa, Jeanna (2007-03-29). Connecting to the Net.Generation : What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , 1 st
          • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_(book)