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Meet the millennials pretending to be baby boomers on Facebook

July 09, 2019 at 06:00AM

Online, you can be anyone. So why are millennials choosing to roleplay as baby boomers?

You know it when you see it: a couple of extra commas following a thought, a private message or search entry accidentally made public, a comment on a friend’s new profile picture telling them to “say hi to Joe and the kids for me,,, love! You”.

This is a baby boomer posting to Facebook. It could be your parent, an uncle, a family friend, a grandparent; if you were born between 1946 and 1964, it could be you.

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