What are the different characteristics of Millennials?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Like every generation, the Millennials have specific characteristics and traits to distinguish them from others.  The most dominant of these would be the dependence on technology.  Millennials are defined by the rise of instant communication technologies via the internet.  Millennials are extremely tech savvy.  They have grown up with the internet, as it is a part of who they are.  They see cell phones as more than that, but rather view them as mobile devices.  The use of technology has helped to allow these particular people to embrace community through technology via online gaming as well as posting comments on work from all corners of the world.  This has helped to convey the globalization mindset that is a part of this generation's outlook towards consciousness.  There is a vast understanding towards sharing, such as file sharing, using technology to exchange ideas and other elements through technology.

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