I love this (and am heartbroken that it’s not being organized in Chicago)! All over the world, a series of TEDxYouthDay events will be taking place on November 20: “In more than 40 cities TEDx-organizers will host events for (and by) young people. These events will vary widely in size, format and theme, but they will share a common vision: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas,...
Lonely and frustrated after a day without the web. -Amanda, 24, US
"Ask a Millennial": Paying More to Give Back
wstoody1 asked: “Would you be more likely to buy an article of clothing or an accessory, that is similarly priced to its competitors, if a portion of the sale went to a nonprofit in order to help developing nations? Would you pay a little more for this product, knowing your purchase was helping those in need?” Here are a few perspectives from Millennials in our Edelman 8095 global...
The Marriage Question
After Jeanette’s 365 post yesterday, I kept thinking about what the idea of marriage means to us. Our 8095 Live community started a discussion around this topic as well and I wanted to share a few of their perspectives and hear from you! As a Millennial, what does marriage mean to you? -Amanda, 24, US “I always wanted to get married growing up. I am currently happily married with our...
I wonder if people really know what the definition of crowd-funding is. Or, if...– Perry Chen, founder of Kickstarter in More Intelligent Life Matthew, 24, US
The concept of social identity seems to address the fascination of Tumblr that’s...– Tumblr: Showing, Telling, Watching | Mediaite (via somethingchanged) for those of you who are new to the platform…..we LOVE Tumblr Matthew, 24, US
There’s comfort in a lack of permanence. We find comfort in the ability to...– Jessi (TKTC) said this in a meeting a while back. “Comfort in a lack of permanence” just seems like the most perfect statement at the moment. Last night, Jessi, along with a group of about seven other friends in our generation, grabbed wine after work and talked about this very subject- how...
One of my favorite bands this year. Edward Sharpe at Coachella. What was your favorite new band this year? -Amanda, 24, US
We’re “view all 4360 news articles”. We’re 140 characters or less. We’re...– Gen Y Stereotypes (Michael Doman, The National Times) -Amanda, 24, US
Spot on post by britticisms (Photo also from britticisms): “A text message is the way we communicate without having to go through the burden of verbal communication. Speaking makes us vulnerable. It happens instantly and there is a limited barrier of control. I tell my friends to drop budding relations where communication by text is the only form of communication outside of sporadic...
If the commonplace book tradition tells us that the best way to nurture hunches...– Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From, quoted in @jbj’s great review of the book (via austinkleon) hmmmmm… Matthew, 24, US
The flaw in our character is our insistence on separating blue-collar jobs from...– - Mike Rowe GOOD, “America’s Dirtiest Interview: Mike Rowe Talks About Work” (via annielz) Matthew, 24, US
It’s gone from “must-see TV” to “must-tweet TV,” but it’s still just about...– Mark Ghuneim Dumenco’s Media People: Wiredset CEO Mark Ghuneim - Advertising Age - MediaWorks Media People (via fred-wilson) Matthew, 24, US
And the internet is nothing if not the illusion of infinite choices, homogenized...– Rob Horning, “Love Worth Fighting For,” The New Inquiry (via britticisms) -Amanda, 24, US