Generation Y (Community essay): What community do you belong to?

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Community as defined by Google "is a set of people (or agents in a more abstract sense) with some shared element". Generation Y is "the generation following Generation X, especially people born in the United States and Canada from the early 1980s to the late 1990s" ( The Generation y period is also referred to as the "the Millenials and the Internet Generation" ( There is some uncertainty with the range of age that qualifies some one as generation y or generation x. But obviously generation y must come after generation x, this period of time is referred to as "1970's to 1990's" ( but "due to the flexible nature of such demographic terms, two people of the same birth year can identify as either Generation X, Y, or something that follows Y, such as the New Silent Generation and neither is wrong" ( Because of the nature of demographics the time someone is born does not necessarily mean they are part of that generation, but it is in the way some one acts.

There are many sub-groups of Generation Y which include "The Net Generation, Reagan Babies, Millennials, Hip Hop Generation, Echo Boomers, IGeneration, Second Baby Boom, the D.A.R.E. Generation, Google Generation, MySpace Generation, MyPod Generation, Generation Next, Grand Theft Auto Generation, Nintendo Generation, the Halo Generation, Me Generation and the Cynical Generation" ( I have grown up through all of theses generations and have friends that are in most of them. I myself am part of a few of these generations. The reason that I believe I'm part of the Y Generation is because; I am part of the Nintendo Generation, the Internet generation, and the Halo Generation.

When I was younger I was part of what was known as the Nintendo generation. This was a short...