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Are they more like 80s born Millennials or the millennium borns?

EDIT: More specifically, are mid 90s babies (94-95ish) more like 80s born Millennials or millennium borns?

2ND EDIT: Don't use comparisons such late 80s babies to early 90 babies or late 90s babies to early 00s babies, it's too obvious, we know they have a lot in common. I'm looking for wider comparisons, for example, 20y/o (born in the late 90s) more like 10y/o (born in the late aughts) or 30y/o (born in the late 80s)?
 

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Are they more like 80s born Millennials or the millennium borns?

EDIT: More specifically, are mid 90s babies (94-95ish) more like 80s born Millennials or millennium borns?

Imo more like millennium born. My bro was a 90s baby, my daughter an early millennium baby. They are 5 years apart. The two of them talk more than he and I talk for example. Specifically referring to nature of common interests.
 

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I'm born in '95, and IMHO, I'm closer to a millennium born than someone born in the 80's. Compare me with my sister, we have no real common interests I'd reckon, nor are our lifestyles similar. But then she's nearly a stranger, so maybe not a good example.
 

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1990-1994 = more like 80s babies
1995-1999 = more like 00s babies
Okay, so C/O 2013 are the 94/95 babies, would you say they relate more with people 10 years older (b. 1984-1985, aged early 30s), do they relate with people 10 years younger (b. 2004-2005, currently in 7th grade), or does it depend on the person?
 

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Okay, so C/O 2013 are the 94/95 babies, would you say they relate more with people 10 years older (b. 1984-1985, aged early 30s), do they relate with people 10 years younger (b. 2004-2005, currently in 7th grade), or does it depend on the person?
In terms of how they would've grown up as kids or teens, the C/O 2013 is completely different from both the C/O 2003 and 2023.

Then C/O 2003 (1984-1985) grew up without internet, as they spent 5/6 of their elementary school years before Windows 95 came out, and were already in their sophomore year of high school by the time US internet adoption rates hit 50% in the second half of 2000. They would've spent their teen years in the dial up era as they graduated high school over a year before broadband outsold dial up in late 2004.

The C/O 2013 (1994-1995) grew up with the internet as they were just barely starting kindergarten as US internet adoption rates hit 50%, but mostly grew up as kids in the dial up era as they would've spent 4/6 of their elementary school years before broadband outsold dial up. Would've spent their preteen and teen years in a social media world, and been in high school when smartphones and tablets became common.

The C/O 2023 (2004-2005) were toddlers when the iPhone came out and not in elementary school yet when the iPad came out. They are the generation growing up as kids with smartphones and tablets.


Realistically, the C/O 2013 is a generation different from both in terms of technology.
 

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Realistically, the C/O 2013 is a generation different from both in terms of technology.
Just out of curiosity, where would you draw the line in regards to the age groups which belong to the same technological generation as the C/O 2013? For instance, would you say that my year group (Class of 2017) would belong to the same "generation", or would my year group have more in common with the Class of 2023?
 

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Just out of curiosity, where would you draw the line in regards to the age groups which belong to the same technological generation as the C/O 2013? For instance, would you say that my year group (Class of 2017) would belong to the same "generation", or would my year group have more in common with the Class of 2023?
Between 2013 and 2023, the halfway point would be 2018, not 2017.

Between the Classes of 2012 and 2022 though, I'd say the C/O 2017 groups more in the C/O 2012.
Both the Classes of 2012 and 2017 grew up as kids with CRT TVs, going to Blockbuster for movies, and without smartphones and tablets, while those in the Class of 2022 have known HD TVS, Netflix movie streaming, smartphones, and tablets from a very early age.
 

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Just out of curiosity, where would you draw the line in regards to the age groups which belong to the same technological generation as the C/O 2013? For instance, would you say that my year group (Class of 2017) would belong to the same "generation", or would my year group have more in common with the Class of 2023?
I'd say you're in the same ballpark as C/O 2013, you had a 00s childhood (elementary school) and a 10s adolescence (middle school and high school).

C/O 2012 spent more than half of high school in the 2010s. Entered kindergarten in the 1999-2000 school year.

C/O 2014 spent all their high school years in the 2010s, Were in kindergarten during 9/11.

C/O 2016 are half and half 2000s/2010s hybrids when it comes K-12 years. Grades K-6 in the 2000s, grades 6-12 in the 2010s.

C/O 2018 are the first millennium babies.

C/O 2020 were born after 9/11, and the release of Windows XP. Were in the first grade during the 2008 election and great recession.

C/O 2022 were in kindergarten when the iPad was released.

C/O 2024 born after YouTube and Xbox 360 came out. Entered kindergarten the year of Osama Bin Laden's Assassination.

C/O 2026 entered kindergarten the year the PS4 and Xbox One came out.

C/O 2028 were born around/after the release of the iPad and Windows 7.
 

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They're honestly more like the 80s folks. They remember a time when the economy was generally good until the 2008 crash. They recall a time when politics was not as divided compared to now, and there are some who remember when Clinton was president followed by the days prior to the 2000 election, 9/11, and even the Iraq War.

Technologically wise, it's still the same. It was still common for households not to have computers, or the internet despite that the latter had a mainstream presence by 1995. It was a luxury meaning that most did not use in their childhood. For cell phones, it's tricky because when this is mentioned, texting is forgotten for some reason. Generally, there were 90s people who did not have a cell phone during their childhood, and when they had one in their adolescence, calling & texting itself was NOT free. One would have to pay, and then the phone would come in the mail to show much was the cost. Smartphones didn't become common until at least 2012/13, so most 90s folks experienced adolescence with a cell phone.

For social media, it's again the same. Most 90s folks first encounter was MySpace/MSN (it would be AOL/AIM for the oldest 90s people and Facebook for some others). While it's true that most 90s folks grew up in a social media world, they remember a time when only HS and college students used it compared to now where everyone uses it.
 

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Overall the first half of 90's babies more like 80's babies and the second half of 90's more like 00's babies.Despite a person's age is the main factor to decide your childhood,the environment and your siblings/cousins age also influenced your childhood very well.Technically I'm more like 00's babies than 80's babies but culturally I'm between 80's and 00's babies.Since I'm almost the youngest children among my cousins(born in mid 70's~early 00's) and my siblings(born in early 90's~early 00's) so my childhood is influenced very greatly by my elder cousins and siblings.My family still use the old things along all of my childhood and even early teen hood(since my family can't afford to buy new things) such as CRT-based television,dial up, simple feature phone,Windows XP version's computer,floppy disk,cassette-based Walkman,cassette tape and etc.I even play NES games when I'm in 7~11 years old.I also remember(around 7 years old) the time when the radio play a song and my sister use her phone to record the songs she likes because internet still wasn't so popular in my country so she couldn't download the music from internet.I was so miss about my childhood......
 

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Does it mean a 1990 born person had a similar childhood, teen hood and adulthood of a person born in 1999 than 1989?
IMO, grouping people according to their birth decade is completely nonsense.
 

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Does it mean a 1990 born person had a similar childhood, teen hood and adulthood of a person born in 1999 than 1989?
Not really, I meant something more like does a 1990 born have more in common with a 1980 born or a 2000 born, both are 10 years apart from a 1990 born. Of course we relate more with someone born a year apart than someone 5-10 years apart.
 

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Not really, I meant something more like does a 1990 born have more in common with a 1980 born or a 2000 born, both are 10 years apart from a 1990 born. Of course we relate more with someone born a year apart than someone 5-10 years apart.
To make things much simpler, yoU should have named the thread: Do 1995 borns have more in common with '05 or '85 borns? Becasue that's the question your really asking and wouldve avoided the confusion with people born in opposit ends of the decade.
 
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