What generation are you?

Channel 10’s new quiz show – Talkin’ About My generation raises some inetresting questions about what is “My Generation”.

I’ve always been fascinated by in psychographic profiles, but many people tell me that they do not identify with the generation their birthday falls within.

In her Brazen Careerist blog, Penelope Trunk suggests that we should determine our generation not by our age but by how we use media.

Trunk says that media engagement is a good way to peg someone’s age because “the media we use reflects both the space we live in and the circle of friends we run with. For example, you probably won’t find the Wii at a senior center, and you do what your friends do or you’re out of the loop.”

So, here’s the test:

  • Do you have your own web page? (1 point)
  • Have you made a web page for someone else? (2 points)
  • Do you IM your friends? (1 point)
  • Do you text your friends? (2 points)
  • Do you watch videos on YouTube? (1 point)
  • Do you remix video files from the Internet? (2 points)
  • Have you paid for and downloaded music from the Internet? (1 point)
  • Do you know where to download free (illegal) music from the Internet? (2 points)
  • Do you blog for professional reasons? (1 point)
  • Do you blog as a way to keep an online diary? (2 points)
  • Have you visited MySpace at least five times? (1 point)
  • Do you communicate with friends on Facebook? (2 points)
  • Do you use email to communicate with your parents? (1 point)
  • Did you text to communicate with your parents? (2 points)
  • Do you take photos with your phone? (1 point)
  • Do you share your photos from your phone with your friends? (2 points)

0-1 point – Baby Boomer
2-6 points – Generation Jones
6- 12 points – Generation X
12 or over – Generation Y

So, what does that make you?

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