Check out the latest Generation X headlines — some in the form of embedded tweets. All links are active Enjoy!
Despite What You’ve Heard, Millennials Are Not Flocking to the Urban Core
I like the site NewGeography, which analyzes the places where we live and work. Back in July, they published a story, Dispersing Millennials, which dispels the myth that Generation Y has rejected the suburbs. They blame the myth on “myopic contemporary journalism” and they take their data from the U.S. Census Bureau and crunch it with the City Sector Model. Here is an excerpt:
Simply put, despite the conventional wisdom, 20-29s are not abandoning the suburbs and exurbs for the urban core. The data indicates that the 20-29s have been more inclined to choose the urban core than other age groups, but not enough to prevent their overwhelming numbers living in suburban and exurban communities. Nor has this inclination been sufficient to counter the continuing relative decline in the urban core among the 20-29s.
So, as it turns out, Millennials are suburbanizing, while big cities are having a baby boom.
I’m not sure where Generation X fits in all this, but when we moved into our prairie bungalow near Oklahoma City’s Midtown District back in 2004, there were very few kids in this neighborhood. Today, there are kids all up and down our street — and all their parents are mid-to-late wave Gen Xers.
Forget Millennials. Gen Xers Are the Future of Work
Forget Millennials. Gen Xers are the future of work: http://t.co/B1QfWWbDkn via @TIMEIdeas
— TIME Ideas (@TIMEIdeas) October 2, 2014
For Generation X Parents: The first generation of parents in the age of iEverything
Art: Own A Piece of Internet History
In 2005, Alex Tew sold advertising space on his super ugly website, Million Dollar Homepage. He sold the space in the form of pixels for $1 each and he made a ton of money. Recently, he made more money selling 1,000 limited edition posters of the ugly Internet “art.”
Simone Lia Draws Generation X vs. Generation Z
— simone lia (@simoneliadraws) October 2, 2014
The Police State and Generation X
This is a rant, but who can blame the guy after what he went through? Ollie Matthews has a lot to say about the growing police state in America and Generation X. He wants his generation to step up.
“We still act like a generation of children,” he says. “We are still being shut out”
Gregor: A British Film About Lazy Millennials
Generation X Parents Vacation Without Kids
A self-subscribed bad mommy and member of Generation X, Heather Balog writes about Millennials after observing them while on vacation with her husband. Read: Boy We Are Screwed.