Saturday, July 7, 2007

Generation Jones : Boomers Gone Wild

This is a great post on naming of the generations. Evidently, boomers born after 1954 are the Generation Jones and they have been neglected, and they are not going to take it any more! LOL

The Other Boomers Get A Social Network | WebProNew

Boomj.com draws the line this way:·

Baby Boomers were born 1942 to 1953; we associate their youth with Howdy Doody, Davy Crocket hats, and later, Woodstock and Vietnam War demonstrations.

Generation Jones, born 1954 to 1965, is a newer concept and name that represents the actual children of the sixties (more wide-eyed than tie-dyed); Jonesers were weaned on The Brady Bunch and Easy Bake Ovens and later were the teens of 70’s heavy metal, disco, punk and soul.



I have not ever thought of myself as a member of a generation, except, maybe, My Generation (The Who). I have friends of all ages, beliefs, races and persuasions. It is what makes the world so interesting. It is also nice to have another generation to blame Disco on! LOL

What about you? What is your generation? Do you feel you have more in common with others your age? Let me know your thoughts. . .

5 comments:

Mark@CreditCards said...

I have never heard of this before. How did you come across this? I am going to have to inform my Mom and Dad that they were all wrong.

CyberCelt said...

@mark-if you follow the link, you can read the entire story. Evidently there is a new social network that says its for the forgotten generation. Its a marketing ploy like everything else. LOL

Venomous Kate said...

A marketing ploy, yes, but also a good marketing demographic. I was born in the late 60s -- too young to be a boomer, too old to be GenX. Even so, it's my age group that's coming into its financial power now, but marketers haven't really known how to target us separately from the Boomers.

Guess this means I can look forward to ads trying to sell me on the concept of needing even more crud than I already have.

Mighty Quinn said...

I've always been kind of skeptical about the too-broad stereotyping inherent in generational analysis, but I have to say that I do buy into the Generation Jones concept. I was born on 1957, and always felt mislabeled when called a Boomer. I've seen several media references to Generation Jones, and I've seen that Mr. Jones guy (Johnathon Pontel is his name I think) on TV a couple times, and I think this concept is right on the money. I have no doubt there is a generation between the Boomers and X's, and I strongly identify personally as a part of it...

CyberCelt said...

@kate-I appreciate your comment. I always thought the Baby Boomer generation spread was too wide. It put my brother, sister and I in the same category. No way. I think it should actually be 3 generations.

@mighty quinn-Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I think you analysis is spot on.

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