As Gen Y moves from the classroom into the working world, they are beginning to discover that they may have "social networking skeletons" in their digital closets waiting to pop out and potentially derail their careers. As a result, Gen Y is quickly learning that with age, comes social networking wisdom.
- ABC News > After Years of Telling All, 20-Somethings Start to Clam Up: In this report Gen Y college students talk about how their all too public and well documented "private life" can impact them in ways they hadn't considered. As a result, many students are now "censoring their social networking" profiles, pictures, and posts.
- L.A. Times > Gen Y's Ego Trip Takes a Nasty Turn: Gen Y is obsessed with fame. And in the age of self-publishing tools like YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, and other social media sites, self-promotion and (internet) fame is just a short movie clip away. The end result is a "generation of college students who are more narcissistic than their Gen X predecessors."
- ABC News > Schools, Parents Cracking Down on Web Socializing: Some students are sharing and documenting a little too much on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites. Police and campus administrators are regularly monitoring social networking sites for evidence of crime, underage sex, drug and alcohol use. Some college administrators are banning the use of social networking sites on campus computers.
- Yahoo! News > High School Students Are Bored, Risk Dropping Out: This may come as a shock (awe!), but (yet another) survey has found that Gen Y students find high school boring and disconnected from their "always-on" life outside the classroom. This is another example of how the current school system is in dire need of reform.