GIFs have been on the internet for as long as they were invented. In the days when adding a video clip was a real difficulty because of internet speeds and file size limitations on social media, the GIF was as easy as posting a picture, but it said so much more.
Now, gen Z recognizes GIFs as something old people use. Ouch! They’re not going to use one just like they’re not going to use a cry-laughing emoji. This person came face-to-face (well, virtually) with a gen Z for using a GIF, and she couldn’t believe it.
Oh, the Horror!
Not wanting to be bunched in with the older gen is pretty common! This person was wondering if they too, would have to be shunted into the millennial crowd.
First, they love coffee, and then before they know it they're carrying one of those mugs around that say, "don’t talk to me until I’ve had my caffeine fix." Say it ain't so!
Are you an original “Spy Kids” fan? Did you watch it in theatres? If so, you’re old. That's what this person's kids told her anyway.
It is also what those kids' kids will tell them when the time comes and they confess to having watched "Frozen" in theaters. That's just the way life goes and it's only a matter of time until the notion will sink in.
Some millennial complaints are age-old generic ones, like this person who is pointing out that experience is more valuable than random, questionable information you find online.
They also don’t like the fact that gen Zs rely on the internet for all their knowledge and seemingly value only what is found online compared with old-fashioned learning. Having said that, it is annoying to listen to someone who is basically ignorant, going on and on like they are an expert.
The Doggo Divide
Millennials will retreat on a few of the more cringe memes about them, but do not touch language like “doggo.” This is war. For gen Z, it’s open season and they'll go after the most endeared words of the millennial vernacular.
This gen Z tweet chuckles about how the older gen can be the tough guy in a chat room, but then calls cute canines "doggos." It’s not just him. Over on Reddit, for example, there is an entire page titled, “I hate when people say doggo and pupper.”