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#HowToConfuseAMillennial - The Millennials Strike Back

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You may be aware of the hashtag that has sparked a wide range of inter-generational teasing on Twitter.

The point of the hashtag originally was for members with a few more years’ life experience, let’s say, to point out humorous differences between the ‘Millennial’ lifestyle today and what they had grown up with. A light-hearted sort of ‘then and now’ kind of deal.

For instance, it started off with some harmless ribbing:



But some of the tweets weren't so tame, and appeared to have a lecturing, bitter edge to them:



While sometimes quite amusing, the pointed criticisms of some of the tweets provoked a confused and then a more angry response. 

Some questioned why their generation was being attacked:



While others hit back with their own fun-poking observations:



I particularly enjoyed this brutal dig:



The banterous exchange turned a little sour, however, when things got just a little too real:




One pointed out an obvious truth about the whole situation:


This particular Twitter battle seems to have brought out some resentment which has been bubbling under the surface for a while. Anxiety and anger from both sides of the widening generational gap began to erupt in a very public way. Soon there was blood all over the Twittersphere.


It's interesting to see tensions playing themselves out online, in the clipped context of the 140-character posts we know as 'tweets'. Twitter has become a politicised space, and one in which the public is voicing all kinds of highly charged opinions and controversial views.



Naomi is an English graduate with an itch to write. Her free time is spent blogging, reading feminist writing, cycling, cooking and managing her food Instagram account. Her not-so secret talent is the ability to nap anywhere. Follow her @Songbird_Naomi


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#HowToConfuseAMillennial - The Millennials Strike Back Reviewed by Naomi Pyburn on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Rating: 5

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