#1
So you kids under 16 have been brought up in a world with internet. How does everyone feel the internet generation (or generations) have changed?

From what i see, a lot of kids are very socially aware at a very young age, but have a bit of know it all attitude. Also there seems to be a certain way kids distance themselves from things now and dont like to be labelled, e.g. in the 90s a metal fan was visable at 50 yards, now some camp kid with a flannel shirt and glasses will start clsiming they love Meshuggah and Miley Cirus (a kid at my work today).

There is also generally a more relaxed nature with kids i know, where they dont take things seriously. The other thing i notice is much less tolerance of discriminations like race/sex/creed etc.
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#2
There used to be a photoshop thread once a day places and now when one happens on reddit Huffington post covers it like it's news or something.
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Wow i cant believe that monstrosity was the internets halcyon decade.
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From what i see, a lot of kids are very socially aware at a very young age, but have a bit of know it all attitude.

that's every kid in the history of time
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#5
The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


One guys opinion.
#6
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The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


One guys opinion.

Lol at old people ranting about "kids these days"
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The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


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The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


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Agreed 100%.

Also, just for the record, I'm 25, so I'm not a crotchety, old man complaining about "kids these days".
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#9
People who complain about this generation being the worst generation are typically people born in the late 80s and early 90s who generally post about nostalgia and how the 90s were so much better than any other decade.
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Agreed 100%.

Also, just for the record, I'm 25, so I'm not a crotchety, old man complaining about "kids these days".

ur so old haha it feels great to be 14 and young instead of old and decrepit like u
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i remember going on the pokemon website in like 1998 or something
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ur so old haha it feels great to be 14 and young instead of old and decrepit like u

Yeah, I'm sure it totally feels wonderful to be treated like a child by everyone and not allowed to do anything cool because you're too young.

Here's a pro-tip for you: In the real world, nobody cares about small children such as yourself. Nothing you do or say carries any weight whatsoever. Enjoy that feeling.
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Yeah, I'm sure it totally feels wonderful to be treated like a child by everyone and not allowed to do anything cool because you're too young.

Here's a pro-tip for you: In the real world, nobody cares about small children such as yourself. Nothing you do or say carries any weight whatsoever. Enjoy that feeling.

Protip: I'm 22.
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The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


One guys opinion.


I agree.

The generational gap in this video is extremely apparant. You can see the flaws in both rollins amd the hipsters


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#15
everyone not living in a third world country 23 and under basically grew up with the internet.
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everyone not living in a third world country 23 and under basically grew up with the internet.


I was referring to the internet hitting the mainstream circa late 90s, and the kids being born into what has emerged a vastly different culture to those previously.
#17
Well, my niece and nephew are 10 and they both browse the internet.

I am 18 and was doing the same at their age apart from the content on the internet is a lot more and more kids are using it... When I was first using it the kids were only using MSN.

Now I see kids using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Skype and more.... So they seem to be exposed to more than I was at their age.

I think at times the internet can be a place where anyone vulnerable enough can be exploited by others, and kids will be the most vulnerable as always despite them thinking they know it all.

At the same time I think it has the 'Wait, what!? Moment' where it has the potential for information on taboo subjects such as info on weed and other drugs etc.
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#18
I have three little cousins that are twelve and under and one who's 14. They've all been raised on the internet and I've noticed that they simply have more skills. My youngest cousins have an artist/musician for a father so they picked that stuff up but when they're on the internet they can look it up on their own. One of them learned origami strictly through Youtube and got to the point where he was making instructional videos at age 9 or 10. Or they look up tutorials on how to play a song on guitar or how to paint something. They get the rough idea of it then their dad can help them out later.
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Yeah, I'm sure it totally feels wonderful to be treated like a child by everyone and not allowed to do anything cool because you're too young.

Here's a pro-tip for you: In the real world, nobody cares about small children such as yourself. Nothing you do or say carries any weight whatsoever. Enjoy that feeling.


and yet you post shit on the internet like that carries anything in itself.
#20
I was seven when I joined the site. I just laid low for a while.
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#22
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I was referring to the internet hitting the mainstream circa late 90s, and the kids being born into what has emerged a vastly different culture to those previously.

still stands. let's say you were born in 1991, by 2000, you were only like 9 years old. internet was already well-integrated into the culture by then

the specific details of when kids get into technology differs, of course. for example, 14 year olds now probably never had a myspace account but internet culture pervaded a much bigger sample than you provided
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I remember when the internet wasn't an all encompassing thing though. It was just kind of there. It was too slow to look anything up besides for the novelty of the thing and a lot of websites couldn't do much. I think the people born in the early nineties were the beginning of the new wave of people. We probably remember a vague time when the internet wasn't everywhere but it didn't last long and all of us were probably little kids.
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#24
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So you kids under 16


You say that like you aren't under 16 though.
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#25
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Agreed 100%.

Also, just for the record, I'm 25, so I'm not a crotchety, old man complaining about "kids these days".


Yes you are. You are older than the kids you're complaining about and you will continue to get older.

You'll be telling kids to get off you lawn before you know it.
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So you kids under 16 have been brought up in a world with internet. How does everyone feel the internet generation (or generations) have changed?

From what i see, a lot of kids are very socially aware at a very young age, but have a bit of know it all attitude. Also there seems to be a certain way kids distance themselves from things now and dont like to be labelled, e.g. in the 90s a metal fan was visable at 50 yards, now some camp kid with a flannel shirt and glasses will start clsiming they love Meshuggah and Miley Cirus (a kid at my work today).

There is also generally a more relaxed nature with kids i know, where they dont take things seriously. The other thing i notice is much less tolerance of discriminations like race/sex/creed etc.


Define socially aware. If by socially aware you mean going on change.org and posting whiny petitions for things as pressing as forcing Meshuggah to appear onstage alongside an aging former child actor with a slightly oversize cranium or forcing a recast of batman because you don't like the actor the studio chose... then yes, kids these days are very socially aware. Of course when it comes to open markets, suppression of free speech, trade barriers, tax policy, etc., etc. kids are pretty ****ing stupid...... although, those issues aren't nearly as important as recasting the role of batman, right? You show me anyone of these iPhone zombies that's truly aware of what's going on in the world and I'll sell you some ocean front property in Laos.

As your analysis of the modern music fan goes. Metal fans are still visible at 60 yards away. They still sport long hair, band shirts, and sometimes still wear the studded gauntlets and various paramilitary accoutrements (go to a show sometime, you'll see). What you described is what I've been calling for years the "pretentiously open-minded." Chances are his only knowledge of Meshuggah's catalogue is their post-Nothing output..... even more likely, it is only the song Rational Gaze, and possibly Soul Burn. His liking of Miley Cyrus likely doesn't extend very far either. Here's a tip for you. People who go out of their way to highlight how eclectic and deep their musical tastes are are usually about as deep as driveway rain puddle and about as eclectic as a hot dog cart menu.
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everyone not living in a third world country 23 and under basically grew up with the internet.



I'm 23, yet I remember lots of people not having regular access to the internet.


True, I grew up in the generation where the internet was developing and becoming more and more popular but I also remember what it was like not to have the internet and how crappy the internet was back then. Hell, I remember my Dad making me wait till 6pm for off peak so it didn't cost as much and because people generally didn't phone him after 6pm anyway, so the dial-up wouldn't block any calls.
It's only really since the rise of social media where it's sort of expected that every person should have internet access. People didn't really use it as much before that since it was pretty much generalized as something to use for learning things and watching porn.
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#28
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The internet, more specifically social media, has ruined a lot of good in the world. Specifically with kids, most of them are just phone-zombies with personalities fabricated from what the trending posts are on Tumblr at the time. Kids feel like their actions have no meaning if pictures of them aren't uploaded somewhere, so they can be 'liked' and give the kid a fake sense of self-gratification. If I had known what social media sites were capable of, I would've never made that MySpace in 2005 and supported the uprising of such an abomination to mankind.


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Define socially aware. If by socially aware you mean going on change.org and posting whiny petitions for things as pressing as forcing Meshuggah to appear onstage alongside an aging former child actor with a slightly oversize cranium or forcing a recast of batman because you don't like the actor the studio chose... then yes, kids these days are very socially aware. Of course when it comes to open markets, suppression of free speech, trade barriers, tax policy, etc., etc. kids are pretty ****ing stupid...... although, those issues aren't nearly as important as recasting the role of batman, right? You show me anyone of these iPhone zombies that's truly aware of what's going on in the world and I'll sell you some ocean front property in Laos.

As your analysis of the modern music fan goes. Metal fans are still visible at 60 yards away. They still sport long hair, band shirts, and sometimes still wear the studded gauntlets and various paramilitary accoutrements (go to a show sometime, you'll see). What you described is what I've been calling for years the "pretentiously open-minded." Chances are his only knowledge of Meshuggah's catalogue is their post-Nothing output..... even more likely, it is only the song Rational Gaze, and possibly Soul Burn. His liking of Miley Cyrus likely doesn't extend very far either. Here's a tip for you. People who go out of their way to highlight how eclectic and deep their musical tastes are are usually about as deep as driveway rain puddle and about as eclectic as a hot dog cart menu.

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People who complain about this generation being the worst generation are typically people born in the late 80s and early 90s who generally post about nostalgia and how the 90s were so much better than any other decade.

Having been born in 1990 I'm so glad I'm not one of those assholes.
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#31
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I have three little cousins that are twelve and under and one who's 14. They've all been raised on the internet and I've noticed that they simply have more skills. My youngest cousins have an artist/musician for a father so they picked that stuff up but when they're on the internet they can look it up on their own. One of them learned origami strictly through Youtube and got to the point where he was making instructional videos at age 9 or 10. Or they look up tutorials on how to play a song on guitar or how to paint something. They get the rough idea of it then their dad can help them out later.


The thing with these skills like guitar online, its generally shortcut methods like tab, paint by numbers etc. When i learned music i could only get classical lesdons at school, and was limited to 1 guitar mag a month which i learned anything like jazz to metal thorougly. I take my hat off to anyone learning now, because i wouldnt have the discipline to learn new styles and read music. I would probably go from random riff to solo played badly to dodgy sweep pick.
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The thing with these skills like guitar online, its generally shortcut methods like tab, paint by numbers etc.

And? They all take professional lessons with those things anyway. They didn't start that way though.

and you don't have to have "proper" training to excel at something or even benefit from the numbers. This wasn't some program for kids thing. They just picked it up.

One has been able to read sheet music since he was like 8 or 9 from piano. I didn't learn until I was 10 or something when I joined band.
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And? They all take professional lessons with those things anyway. They didn't start that way though.

and you don't have to have "proper" training to excel at something or even benefit from the numbers. This wasn't some program for kids thing. They just picked it up.


I just meant in general terms not your family or whoever they are. I agree you dont need pro training, but i see a lot of kids now who think they are steve vai in 6 months, but they have limited knowledge and understanding, and end up having to go back and learn the basics eventually.
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I just meant in general terms not your family or whoever they are. I agree you dont need pro training, but i see a lot of kids now who think they are steve vai in 6 months, but they have limited knowledge and understanding, and end up having to go back and learn the basics eventually.

So how it's been since that stuff was widely available? I don't mean like preteens who want to be cool. I mean like an 8 or 9 year old getting a few lessons then having the resources to learn by themselves up to a point. Once you get the basics of playing and reading tab, you can dick around on a guitar for a while without hitting a wall.

I'm not talking about gaining mastery or anything. I'm just saying that kids can pick up a huge amount of skills by themselves, even if they're at a rudimentary level. My cousin learning origami was basically by himself with nothing but Youtube and a lot of free time. That's nothing life changing but kids now have access to a ridiculous amount of information when they can pick things up quickly. They also get a much better understanding of electronics and computers from an early age.
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#36
Spoiled. They didn't have to live in a time where the only attainable masturbation material at a young age was a Sears catalogue.
#37
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I remember when the internet wasn't an all encompassing thing though. It was just kind of there. It was too slow to look anything up besides for the novelty of the thing and a lot of websites couldn't do much. I think the people born in the early nineties were the beginning of the new wave of people. We probably remember a vague time when the internet wasn't everywhere but it didn't last long and all of us were probably little kids.


This is so true....

I recently moved back to the capital city in my state, and that meant me having to catch public transport for the first time in about 7 years....

Last time I caught a train in the city, people would read a book, knit, or talk to the person next to them. Now everyone is on their phones.

You listen to anyone now, and their conversations often begin with sentences like "I saw on Facebook last night.....", or "So Timmy snapchatted me last night......"

To me, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Tinder and all of these methods of connecting socially are just awful to the masses. There is now no such concept as keeping things private or personal.

It's an interesting phenomenon. I could rant on about this for a lot longer, but I'm too busy putting up duckface photos on Facebook
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Spoiled. They didn't have to live in a time where the only attainable masturbation material at a young age was a Sears catalogue.

At a young age? I still jerk off to the lingerie section, and when I'm feeling especially depraved, swimwear.
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