Gen Y: What’s Mine is Yours?


The Centralian Advocate recently reported on a global trend among tech-savvy teenagers.  Teens world-wide are using Google Earth images to identify homes in their areas that have large out-door pools.  Once found, they use social networking sites such as Facebook to meet other teens for impromptu parties.

Homeowners have awakened in the middle of the night or arrived home to un-welcomed guests on their property.  In order to avoid arrest, party-goers show up in bathing suits with a bicycle so they can make a clean getaway.  Is this an evolution of what teenagers do to satiate their boredom despite the conse-quences?  What are the implications of an emerging generation that acts on their what’s-yours-is-mine mentality?

Source: GenTrends, October 2008


Ira S Wolfe