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people generations

Following are time frames that have been coined for people based on the year they were born. There are differing opinions regarding the dates, and there is overlap.

Baby Boomers - 1946 to 1964
More than 76 million baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 in the U.S. Older baby boomers were raised without desktop computers, and many did not even have TVs as children.

Generation X - Mid-1960s to Early 1980s
The name was coined as a result of a study of young people's attitudes in England in 1964 by Jane Deverson. The gen X period saw the rise of hippies and countercultures across the Western world. By the time older gen-X'ers became teenagers, the personal computer revolution had begun.

Generation Y - Early 1980s to Early 2000s
In Western cultures, gen Y'ers, also known as "Millennials," were brought up in the age of personal computers and electronic gadgets.

Generation Z - Mid-1990s to Early 2010s
Also called the "Net Generation," these individuals were exposed as children to the Internet along with wireless and mobile technologies and social networking. Gen Z'ers take electronic wizardry for granted.

iPhone Generation - After 2008
People who cannot live without their iPhones, Androids or other smartphones glued to their hands all day.
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Read Thinking Gen X: An Overdue Look at an Overlooked Generation on ThinkAdvisor and see the entire series on the Thinking Generations home page.
Two tribes become three during a meeting when host Jeff Probst tells the players to "drop their buffs." A random swap combines Gen X and Millennial players. Vanua, the orange team, is sent to Millennial beach, while Takali, the purple team, is sent to Gen X beach.
While executives gave millennials plenty of love, the network noted, "companies do not seem to pay much attention to Gen X at all."
However, there are a few key instances where Gen X breaks from this statistical pattern.
Currently, acquisition costs are often considered too high to incentivize many agents to spend time selling to Gen X. At first glance, it may seem that the pursuit of this segment necessitates more resources than what's required to reach other generations, but Gen X's high brand loyalty is very likely to help defray the initial acquisition investment through additional product sales over time.
* Gen Y visits branches more than Gen X, Baby Boomers and seniors do.
Gen X grew up in a very different world, where divorce and working morns created "latch-key" kids out of many in this generation.
Chalk and talk was certainly part of Gen X's educational experience, but so to an increasing extent were cooperative learning approaches in which students worked actively in groups.
Remodeling is under way for Los Angeles-based Gen X. The firm hopes to open in August, said Meehee Park, a Gen X merchandise buyer.
Hanson identifies the onset of Gen X films as the 1989 release of Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape.
As a result, marketers believe that Millennials will be much like their parents--a quality-oriented, somewhat more conservative and sheltered bunch than their Gen X brothers and sisters.