Signs That You Might Be A Xennial

Xennials are born on the cusp of when Gen X-ers and Millennials meet, and therefore experience world events, especially technology, in particular ways.

Born on the cusp of when Generation X and Millennials meet, Xennials experienced global changes, especially technology in, particularly unique ways.
Generation X-ers are those born between 1965 and 1979, while Millennials are born between 1981 to 1996. Xennials land somewhere between 1977 and 1983, when some changes had already taken place, while others were taking place.

Xennials: The Newly-Found Micro Generation - Eastcoast Research

Xennials, compared to Millennials and GenX-ers had a much easier, more carefree childhood and teenage experience (pre-social media). They remember creating their first email address and screen username. Computers were always around, but they were massive and clunky, and it always felt like a futuristic opportunity to own and use one.

Xennials possess both GenX cynicism (not with the same rigour as it does for full-on GenX- ers) and Millennial optimism (without the toxic positivity).

Here are some typical signs that Xennails may recognise for themselves.

  1. You used a dial-up modem for school or university work
  2. You watched Friends on TV and movies were Heathers, Jurassic Park, Clueless, Empire Records.
  3. You downloaded music on Napster
  4. Didn’t get your first mobile phone till your 20’s
  5. You had a MySpace or MSN Messenger account
  6. You made mixtapes on cassettes, and you owned a Walkman
  7. You had or still have a Hotmail account
  8. You can remember when you first heard about Google and Facebook, but there was always internet even if it just contained an encyclopaedia.

Xennials didn’t have their own cell phones until they had graduated from university, they weren’t as necessary yet. Then, when mobile phones happened, their first device was a Nokia or Blackberry Pearl.

If any of these resonated with you, especially the relationship with technology and social media, you may be a Xennial.

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