8 Reasons Gen Y Will Soon Take Your Job
A Private Generational Reality
Gamine. Mobius Strip. Inverted nihilism. These are just some of the terms ToB uses in her latest post about Generation X, To Be or Not To Be. By Blogosphere standards, it’s astonishing in length — more than 5,000 words. But, don’t let that scare. Let it be a lesson.
The Blogosphere, for the most part, demands bite-size posts that help people quickly solve simple problems. The most popular blogs are at minimum, 80 percent photographs and graphic art or images. Social media and content marketing experts advise bloggers to keep posts between 300 and 700 words. Our attention has been eroded.
A blogger like Histories of Things To Come who churns original, intelligent and lengthy content on a daily basis is as non-conforming as the private generational reality she writes about in the aforeentioned posts. But, I don’t sense this is because of refusal to play the game, but rather an impressive pragmatism and conviction about research.
In recent months, Google has penalized those who gamed the blogging system. Supposedly, they’re starting to reward original blog content and lengthier posts with higher search engine rankings. ToB’s blog is one that deserves to rewarded.
I love the part in her post about Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke, but the best part is the last portion. She discusses the need Generation X has to throw off our abhorrence of “collective, self-referential action,” and work together to face a heap of terrible problems. “They will have to tap the source of their inner reserves by learning to be,” she writes, “rather than accomplishing things based on a cornered decision not to be – as a generation.”
Slacker Docs and Marcus Welby
Genius Transcending Generations
Five years ago, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra sponsored a series of ad that pay homage to classical geniuses and modern masters. I figure if some people are willing to eat fish that’s been swimming in the ocean for 150 years, you won’t mind gnawing on these awesome ads form the Priamit Advertising Agency, Instanbul Turkey. Look at Schubert with his ear buds and Beethoven having him some Starbucks. You be sexy, Mozart. The genius of these men certainly transcends the generations.
Infographics: So Five Minutes Ago
Innovators and early adopters — heck, even the early majority — have grown weary with infographics. Just when I figured out how to create them (more or less) the cool people have grown tired of them. This reminds me of Van shoes from the 1980s. By the time they made it from the West Coast to my Kansas high school, they were out-of-style in L.A.
At any rate, I found this from May 2011 on CNN’s site. It’s a nice primer and seemed worthy of a re-post.
Generation Gap, Warfare and Divides
Finally, I’ll leave you with a few cartoons I’ve scoured from various Internet resources. They all speak to the proverbial generation gap, something Bloomberg’s Business Week covered a few days in a story about the GOP’s Generational Divide.
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The comic strip Archie has been around since the 40s. The Generation Gap has been around much longer.
|I wonder if these personifications of technology will ever stop being funny. =0|