Millennials (also known as Generation Y, Byte Block, or Thatcher's Children) are the generation born after the birth of AIDS and before 9/11, give or take a few years. They outnumber the Baby Boomers.
Millennials are sometimes also called Echo Boomers, as the Baby boomers started shagging a lot starting around 1982 and had children in record numbers. The Echo Boom concluded after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, due to the depressing political, social, and economical destructive changes that occurred after the Arabs smacked their planes into the towers and the world was thrown into a permanent state of fear.
A rather fitting definition for Millennials is that they are the generation who remember 9/11, but not the Challenger Explosion. Since people typically begin to remember cultural events at the age of 5 or 6, this would logically be defined as people who were born between about 1981/2 to 1995/6, or those who are between 36/35 and 22/21 years old in 2017. However, the term has been heavily muddled in recent, slang-y usage, being referred to middle/high school kids or basically anyone younger than me.
The wild savage Millennial is a very dangerous species. He is known to cause some of the most violent school and workplace shootings, post useless shit on social media, chimp out after the 2016 Election, and act like a whiny emo bitch.
The wild Millennial is also known to be the clowns that destroyed the music industry back in the late 1990s.
There are two distinct categories of Millennials: older (born in the 1980s) and younger (born in the 1990s). Older Millennials grew up with AOL and Myspace, while younger Millennials grew up with Twitter and Snapchat. Below are a few examples:
- Older Millennials: Mark Zuckerberg, Jenna Marbles, LeBron James, Elizabeth Holmes, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne
- Younger Millennials: Emma Watson, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Malala Yousafzai, Kendall Jenner, Yung Lean