The Theatrical Journalist

Improv, Comedy, Women, Melbourne and everything in between.

iBrave New World, part 1

Ode to Generation Z

With high shorts that barely cover their buttocks, they don’t walk, they saunter.
They scuff. They share. They selfie. They swag.
When something happens in their lives, or rather, when nothing happens, they’ll let you know.
They’ll always let you know.
Some of them may not eat – to ensure they can fit into their jeggings and denim underwear (née shorts).
Uploading images of mocha frappachinos masked with a Valencia filter. Or was it Earlybird?

They’ll always let you know.
They are the iGeneration. The Instageneration. Hashtag IG nation.
They are the ‘like’-minded generation.
Some say they are the self-entitled generation.

They pose the question, does the moment even exist if it is not uploaded, shared, tweeted?
They’ll always let you know.
They never fall off the face of Cyberia, because they can’t.
Unless they’re out of range.

Cyberia perpetually sits in the palm of their hands.

With high shorts that barely cover their buttocks, they don’t talk, they tweet.
Like the Myki tickets they travel with to Melbourne Central, they will validate – but not without a bargain.
In return, they simply ask to be validated.
In return, they simply ask for a follow for a follow.
A like for a like.
They’ll always let you know.

I come in patronising peace from Generation Y.
I’ll try to let you know.

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4 comments on “iBrave New World, part 1

  1. B
    November 30, 2012

    Holy spimole. You nailed it. My gawd you nailed it. Thanks….

    • hayleytantau
      November 30, 2012

      Thanks! I was hoping people would understand the irony/satire of the piece… 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

  2. 5000holes72
    November 30, 2012

    Reblogged this on idontownafax and commented:
    Wow. I would throw down some raw words to conjure up just how powerful this is, but I’m at a loss. Makes fb and all things associated seem like a funeral parlour. Neat post.

  3. Grif Jones
    December 1, 2012

    Love it. Back in our day, you had to go to a store, an actual building, to rent a movie. And it wasn’t all of the movies you wanted either! It was only most of them. Back in our day, we had to sacrifice our phone line to get onto the internet. Yes, life was hard then.

    To be fair, the last 3 generations or so have been self-entitled (especially ours), just progressively more-so. That said, I can’t wait to start slangin on Generation Z. Thanks for getting the jump on it.

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