In my old job, I had the chance to spend some time studying the behaviors of "Millennials" (born between 1981 and 2000), and suffice it to say they were notably different from my own cusp of Gen X habits. One of the most fascinating peccadilloes of these wee things is that they love to live their life in public. Ever wondered why anyone would post an embarrassing video of themselves on YouTube? Classic Millennial. In fact, as a generation, they simply aren't living unless everyone, and I mean everyone, knows what they're up to.
Granted I blog, and I love me some Facebook, but when it comes down to it, I still like my privacy, too, particularly when it comes to the less savory aspects of life, namely humiliations, petty feuds and anything else that I wouldn't want anyone else knowing about.
So I was delighted to see today that a albeit one-sided Twitter fued erupted between two local bloggers who also happen to be Millennials and former blog partners.
And this isn't the first time. Just weeks ago (from Eater Atlanta):
"This brand reminds me of a certain Atlanta blog... #ImitatedButNeverDuplicated" - Eli Zandman on a photo of Skechers shoes, seemingly dissing his old partner and current competitor, Caleb Spivak of What Now, Atlanta. The public rivalry continues
Heck, this rivalry is so fierce that I haven't seen them at an event together since they parted ways a couple years back. Their public fued even merited a "Best Local Blogging Rivalry" award from Creative Loafing.
Fighting with a friend is the worst, so I can't imagine having it all play out on a public stage. Maybe I was just born a few years too soon for that to be palatable! Come on, guys, make up (or at least take it outside!)