A discourse on dating from a to z
According to a 2016 article by Helen Rumbelow published in The Australian: "The term 'generation snowflake' started in the United States.
Parents cherished their offspring as 'precious little snowflakes', each alike but unique, or 'everyone is special'." The term "snowflake generation" was one of Collins Dictionary's 2016 words of the year.
Post-Millennials were no older than four years of age at the time of the attacks, and consequently had little to no memory of the event.
Pew indicated they would use 1997–2012 for future publications but would remain open to date re-calibration.7 years old in 2019.
Some other names that were proposed included: i Generation, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals.
Psychology professor and author Jean Twenge claims that the name i Gen "just popped into her head" while she was driving near Silicon Valley, and that she had intended to use it as the title of her 2006 book Generation Me about the Millennial generation, until it was overridden by her publisher.
In 2005, their company sponsored an online contest in which respondents voted overwhelmingly for the name Homeland Generation.
The Pew Research Center defines the "Post-Millennials" as people born from 1997 onward, choosing this date for "different formative experiences," such as new technological developments and socioeconomic trends, including the widespread availability of wireless internet access and high-bandwidth cellular service, and key world events, including the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In 2013, 66% of teenagers (older members of Generation Z) had tried alcohol, down from 82% in 1991.
Also, in 2013, 8% of teenagers never or rarely wear a seat belt when riding in a car with someone else, as opposed to 26% in 1991. Casey Foundation conducted in 2016 found Generation Z youth had lower teen pregnancy rates, less substance abuse, and higher on-time high school graduation rates compared with Millennials. research study, Identity Shifters, found that Generation Z is notably different in their partaking of "situational identities" – presenting the identity they think will be most relevant to the particular audience, platform or situation.
Discourse analysis can be said to have evolved out of the desire linguists had to move beyond the sentence and be able to analyze all kinds of texts, from conversations to advertisements and texts with written or spoken language, images, video and music.
As it evolved, some ideologically centered discourse analysts developed what is called CDA: Critical Discourse Analysis and then, to deal with the complex nature of mass mediated texts, Multi Modal discourse analysis and, for some, Critical Multimodal Discourse Analysis.