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The Generation Born After The Year 2000 Has Just Been Named “The Founders”

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a Millennial; also known as a member of Generation Y or The Best Generation Ever™. We’re the children of the Baby Boomers, born between the early 80s and the late 90s. We were the first generation to grow up with mobile phones and the last generation to experience Dial Up. But as we start getting older and having children of our own (😰!?) – who comes next?

Make way for The Founders. The kids born after the millennium who think the floppy disk is just a button you press to hit save. 

They’ll be having “noughties” nights instead of 90s nights when they go to uni, and will probably hold How To Train Your Dragon in the same regard we hold The Lion King.

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The moniker “The Founders” was awarded to them by MTV, who asked over a thousand 13 and 14 year olds to choose a name for themselves from a list of 500. 

Other names included “The Builders”, “The Bridge Generation” and “The Regenerators”. MTV, after studying this new demographic for some time, decided that Gen Z just didn’t cut it for them; a group who have finally started to come into their own, growing ever more distant from their millennial cousins.

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So, what exactly have they founded?

It seems the post-millennials believe they have founded the first generation of acceptance. When the research took place, 90% of teens agreed with the statement: “my generation is going to start a new society where diversity is accepted and encouraged,” and 91% said that: “technology has helped my generation understand people who are different in terms of race, religion and sexuality” and: “I’m optimistic our generation can build a better world.”

But not everyone is too happy about their new title. 

Philip Bump, a reporter for the Washington Post, wrote: “Naming the youngest passel of humans in existence the “founders” is like giving your new intern at work the title of CEO.” And many believe this whole thing is just a stunt by MTV to secure a new audience.

Whether you like it or not, at least now everyone has a new generation to pick on and discuss endlessly. 

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