Sunday, May 29, 2016

On Emerging People

"For over a decade, my research focused on how young people use social media aspart of their everyday practices. I wrote It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (2014) to document my findings." ~ Danah Boyd

Young people are a demographic, that is also on the areas of interest of the Nemetic Research Institute. The Nemetics Team is a multidisciplinary/generational/cultural network, that is powered by emerging ways of working.

@toughloveforX wrote in NJournal 16.0 Transmedia: A millennial's point of view.

"I recently had the opportunity to work with an undergraduate class in a project based learning context. The idea was to create a vibrant conversation on the Internet. I didn't work. I made the error of giving them a choice of the platforms I prefer, instead of the platforms they use. To make matters worse, I did not understand how they use the different platforms.

I have to learn transliteracy. Millennials use it as a matter of course. The next attempt at the same kind of work will take what I have learned and change myself while I am trying to change the students. 

From failure comes learning. As long as you don't have to worry about getting a grade." ~ @toughloveforX

Michael also suggested that read: A Teenager’s View on Social Media.

Hear the perspective from our fellow Nemetician, @ddrrnt

Daniel, who is a Gen Y, shared in this short audio his reflection on the NYT's article: Why do so many US #Millennials want to work in National Security? #future

Interested in the future parts? Consider to engage in the learning circle, 'Master Complexity' with @toughloveforX

What the heck are the generation labels anyway?

Which labels? Gen Flux, X, Y, Z, C? Whatever.

2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers 

Generation Flux | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

"Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69). And Generation X (ages 35-50 in 2015) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.

The Millennial generation continues to grow as young immigrants expand its ranks. Boomers – whose generation was defined by the boom in U.S. births following World War II – are older and their numbers shrinking as the number of deaths among them exceeds the number of older immigrants arriving in the country.

Pew Research Center has established that the oldest “Millennial” was born in 1981. This analysis assumes that the youngest Millennial was born in 1997.

With immigration adding more numbers to its group than any other, the Millennial population is projected to peak in 2036 at 81.1 million.

For a few more years, Gen Xers are projected to remain the “middle child” of generations – caught between two larger generations of the Millennials and the Boomers. They are smaller than Millennials because the generational span of Gen X (16 years) is shorter than the Millennials (17 years). Also, the Gen Xers were born during a period when Americans were having fewer children than later decades.

The oldest Gen Xer is now 50, the Gen X population will still grow for a few more years. The Gen X population is projected to outnumber the Boomers in 2028 when there will be 64.6 million Gen Xers and 63.7 million Boomers. The Census Bureau projects that the Gen X population will peak at 65.8 million in 2018."

More goodies for mulling

Ebook: It's Complicated by Danah Boyd (pdf)

On Emerging Ways of Working

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