Talk:Millennials

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the "Political Correctness" section[edit]

Can we talk about this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.114.43.73 (talk) 04:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

This should be changed. Political correctness is a snarl word. Einstein841 (talk) 12:20, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

PC has been mentioned many times by the media when writing about Millennials, therefore it is notable. PC does not have an alternate name. --Frmorrison (talk) 14:47, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
For sure, some curmudgeonly pundits deride a generation in loaded terms. Wikipedia shouldn't ("Millennials have brought a resurgence of political correctness"). Look no further than Wikipedia's own article on political correctness. Einstein841 (talk) 23:54, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Issue With Article in Wikipedia App[edit]

When this page is displayed on the Wikipedia app the main heading ends with the phrase "They are all stupid" Displayed right under the picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.171.85.174 (talkcontribs) 03:43, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

This was vandalism on Wikidata, it was fixed a few hours later. --McGeddon (talk) 09:46, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 April 2017[edit]

Jdh21tool1027 (talk) 22:50, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — IVORK Discuss 22:57, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposal to incorporate content from Oregon Trail Generation[edit]

Hi all, after some discussion on Talk:Oregon_Trail_Generation, I'd like to propose adding a subsection to the Date and age range defining section that incorporates the content from this Old revision of Oregon Trail Generation , primarily the Characteristics and traits section.

Once the content is in place, I propose redirecting all of the following pages to the new section:

For a title on the new subsection, how does "Potential differences between older and younger millennials" sound? Udeezy (talk) 16:56, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

It’s does not seem appropriate to merge Oregon Trail Generation (or its redirects) into Millennials. First, there’s been no consensus to delete/merge Oregon Trail Generation, and if there were, this article wouldn’t seem to be a good target because Oregon Trail Generation refers to the X/Y cusp years (i.e. the ending years of Generation X and the beginning years of Millennials). There would be no reason to target the Millennials page over the Generation X page for such a merge. Seems the appropriate target, if the Oregon Trail article were to be deleted, would be the Cuspers article, but Oregon Trail Generation seems to squeeze by with respect to GNG, so I don’t think it will be deleted.--DynaGirl (talk) 01:02, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
It seems content regarding older verses younger Millennials is specifically about technology (smartphones) and the financial crisis of 2008 and can fit into existing sections. I added text about Twenge saying younger millennials who came of age after the financial crisis tend to have more practical career expectations into Workplace attitudes section [1], and text about differences between older millennials verses younger millennials with respect to smartphones to the Technology section [2].--DynaGirl (talk) 01:35, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
At the end of the day, I would like to incorporate somewhere on Wikipedia the idea that there is a perceived divide between older and younger millennials based on the following: experience with technology in their youth, 9/11 as they came of age, and the 2008 financial crash as they entered the workforce. There are several reputable sources that have discussed this divide (New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, New York Magazine). I don't remotely see this as "squeezing by" with regard to general notability.
Based on your comments, I've proposed putting this content on the Oregon Trail Generation page, a new page with a new title, and here in the Millennial page, but none of those options seem to work for you. I'm not trying to be difficult, I don't think you are either, I think we are just seeing the subject differently. Any chance some others could weigh in? Udeezy (talk) 00:38, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
Udeezy, my primary concern here is that combining the few columnists who discuss various differences between older and younger millennials, with text from different sources which discuss a different subset of people, those born during the X/Y cusp years, would at this point be wp:original research and synthesis. There are currently no reliable source which connect the X/Y cuspers to the entire older half of the Millennials cohort. --DynaGirl (talk) 01:07, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
The Oregon Trail Generation is a Sub-Generation that has its own article, no real reason to get in-depth with it on this page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:4A:403:3F70:8D59:95C3:3C2:E7DC (talk) 21:52, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 May 2017[edit]

Bruce Horovitz is not established as the coiner of the phrase or even author of the article "In August 1993, an Advertising Age editorial coined the phrase Generation Y" suggests an article and not a person coined the phrase Generation Y. Should read ""Bruce Horovitz coined the phrase Generation Y in an August 1993 an Advertising Age editorial" Lilahavinger (talk) 01:27, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. - Mlpearc (open channel) 01:28, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2017[edit]

The current text reads: "older Gen X adults, are sometimes referred to as "Echo Boomers" due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s."

This is incorrect. The baby boom (and, thus, the baby boom generation) was caused by increased birth rates. The echo boom was not caused by increased birth rates. More children were born because there were more parents (the baby boom). The echo boom was a demographic echo of increased birth rates from '45 through '65. It was not a baby boom (increased birth rates).

The text could read: "older Gen X adults, are sometimes referred to as "Echo Boomers" because they are an echo of the baby boom. The boomers are a larger group of people created by increased birth rates. So when they started having children (even at regular birth rates) the larger number of people having children led to more children being born." Nonetheless0 (talk) 16:04, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

It wouldn't be appropriate to make that change because it's inaccurate and unreferenced. None of the referenced text in body of article regarding "Echo Boomers" mentions Gen X. References say Millennials are sometimes referred to as Echo Boomers due to increased birth rates and because they tend to be children of the baby boomers. Tweaked text to address this confusion [3]. --DynaGirl (talk) 17:48, 20 July 2017 (UTC)