I’m the living, breathing cliché of our generation: As long as I can remember, I’ve held a rectangular-shaped piece of technology in my hand, from my first GameBoy to my treasured iPhone. I’m environmentally conscious, skeptical about politics, and I tend to think it’s all about me. But follow me on Twitter and find out how Gen Y and I are breaking stereotypes.
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As a generation of technological know-it-alls though, we hate admitting we were wrong. Almost 20 years later, it’s about time we collectively owned up to our technology faults of the 90s.
For those new to the workforce, a word of advice: “party” has a different meaning in the work world than the college parties of yore. Here’s a list of company holiday party dos and don’ts that guarantee you’ll still you’re your job in 2011.
Online networking is not meant to replace face-to-face networking. It’s simply a supplement. Social media sites provide quick, easy engagement with potential employers without having to spend time and money on 7 a.m. networking breakfasts or conferences.
A growing number of universities are choosing to employ third-party roommate matching websites that will allow incoming freshmen to pick their own roomies. But is this wise? Isn’t half the fun of college living through the hellish roommate experience, learning from it and laughing about it? Since when does roomie=BFF?
When you’re on a trip, you want to make quick and efficient use of your time, and if the technology exists to do so, why shouldn’t we use it? That’s like arguing that we should still cook with fire even though someone invented the microwave. Go for it, people. Use these great GPS iPhone apps on your next trip.
Bromance, once rare and unusual, has recently become increasingly regular with men. “Dick flicks” like “I Love You, Man” and a societal acceptance of such bromantic activities as pedicures and wining and dining have pushed us into a new era, where platonic love between a man and his best friend is cultivated and encouraged.
There’s a distinction between “home” friends and “college” friends, and as Gen Y comes of age, we are caught in limbo between home and college, here and there, then and now. But why do we distinguish between the two? Is one gold and the other silver, like the Friendship Song told us?