The Millenial Generation and Technology

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The recession has caused every one-in-eight older Millennials to return back home to their parents” (3). It is not because they want to, but because it is their only option. According to Richard Fry, a Senior Research Associate at Pews Research Center, the total number of older Millennials living at home is a record 21 million in 2012. There are several factors that cause them to return back to their parents, such as a declining employment rate and rising college enrollment fees. Fry additionally states that "the unemployed Millennials were more inclined to be existing with their guardians, (45%) contrasted with utilized Millennials( 29%)" (A Rising Share of Young Adults). Helicopter parents also influence Millennials to be dependant.…show more content…
The Millennial generation has a strong connection to technology. Kathryn Tyler also described Millennials as “the first generation to use e-mail, instant messaging (IM) and cell phones since childhood and adolescence”. This means that it has been available since they were young, and contributed to their lifestyle. Because Millennials had such early exposure to technology, it is easier for them to adapt and learn how to operate it. Alison Gopnik explains that it is easier for them to learn because of the “cultural ratchet effect” which allows children to learn skills unconsciously and effortlessly. It is beneficial that Millennials can easily handle technology, but it also resulted in a strong dependency on it. Millennials use technology in different forms as a source of communication. Examples of communication through technology are texting, calling, voice mails, social media, and email. According to a graph provided by Pew Research Center, about 80% of Millennials use cell phones or have a social networking profile (25). The use of cellphones and social media give Millennials and easier way to communicate with people and has become a necessity to them. I use my cellphone every day of the week, whether it is to contact people or just use apps. In less than a minute, it allows me to communicate with my girlfriend, friends, and loved
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