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Millennials: Coming Of Age Awash In Technology

03/29/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Alex Lifschitz, of Los Angeles, tweets from his on-campus apartment at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, N.Y. "I can simply tweet and ask who wants to go somewhere with me, and I'll have a few takers at any given time," he says.
The Millennial generation has grown up in culture defined by mass media, digital communications and forming social bonds through technology. That experience of navigating relationships and life skills through technology has shaped their expectations of privacy and how they interact with others. Thursday on Vermont Edition, we examine these issues with Burlington writer Peg Streep. She investigates these ideas in her research and in her Psychology Today blog, "Tech Support Relationships in the Digital Age."

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Also in the program, we conclude our series, The Generation Gap. VPR's Fran Stoddard reports on what engages this group, keeps them in Vermont or draws them back the state.

 

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