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iGen By Jean M. Twenge

You’ve heard of Generation X, Y, and Millennials, now there’s iGen, or perhaps generation I would be more in keeping with the naming trend, but the I is the same as in “iPod”. It represents the connectivity of that generation, through the Internet, to each other and the world at large.

This book explores what really is the first ever generation to spend their entire lives connected in a way no other previous generation has been. Most certainly there are many of Generation X that recall a time without cell phones, let alone the Internet.

The book explains, “They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.”

What will this generation mean to the world when they take control of it?

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

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