Gen M

I was reflecting on the affinity we have as a culture for naming things – categorizing them into boxes and such. We have my generation, Generation X, and Generation Y as the one that followed us. The current generation, the one my daughter belongs in, with their focus on mobile technology should be Gen M. I hope that this generation will be more mobile, able to change gears quickly and still have a moral compass attached to themselves and each other, rather than what the M could stand for: money. We’ve seen a couple brief attempts talking about the grassroots movements brought to the forefront from youth, and a recent report about the mediated lives youth live, which is increasingly mobile and on-the-go.