Our generation has been called Generation Me, Generation Y, the Google Generation, Generation DotNet, and Generation 9-11 … the list goes on forever. But none of these names seem to fit. Sure, we use the internet; yes, 9-11 was a formative political experience; true, the letter Y comes after the letter X. But we, the editors, argue that these names don’t sufficiently capture who we are as a group. They don’t capture who we are as a generation.
I love the concept. My age group is an age group of niches. Sure we have commonalities like technology or major events like 9-11, but I think we are a lot closer to the description of the Splinter Generation – “Our generation is split into a million different cultures and subcultures, whether they are religious, musical, literary, racial, class-based or consumer-based”. So what do you think? Could this thing have legs? Is Splinter Generation a good description?