There is a vast difference in Generation Y’ers and the Baby Boomers when it comes to technology.In 2011, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll that focused on sleep and the use of technology; 95% of those polled admitted to using some form of technology within the last hour before going to bed at night.The transitions from each level of lifespan development have remained the same throughout history.They have all shared the same basic milestones in their travel from childhood, through midlife and into retirement. attending school, marriage, raising families, retiring—the actual journey varies not only with each individual, but with each new generation.Text messaging, in particular, has perhaps become this generation's version of pig Latin." While in the case with language skills such as shorthand, a system of stenography popular during the twentieth century, technological innovations occurring between generations have made these skills obsolete.
Cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail and the like have encouraged younger users to create their own inventive, quirky and very private written language.The research, as expected, showed generational gaps between the different forms of technology used.The largest gap was shown between texting and talking on the phone; 56% of Gen Zers and 42% of Gen Y’ers admitted to sending, receiving, reading text messages every night within one hour prior to bedtime, compared to only 15% of Gen Xers, and 5% of Baby Boomers.and studied the ways in which generations separate themselves from one another, in the home and in social situations and areas (such as churches, clubs, senior centers, and youth centers).
The sociological theory of a generation gap first came to light in the 1960s, when the younger generation (later known as Baby Boomers) seemed to go against everything their parents had previously believed in terms of music, values, governmental and political views.
There are several ways to make distinctions between generations.