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Millennials explain what defines their generation: It gets pretty depressing

Yik Yak knows Millennials. The location-based anonymous chat service is available on over 1,000 college campuses nationwide with over 3.6 million daily active users. Users reach out to their community with questions about parties or schoolwork or complaints and jokes. Their posts are then voted up or down.

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So when Yik Yak asked its users what they thought defined them as Millennials, Yahoo Finance listened. Some of the answers addressed depressing economic situations. Users wrote things like being a Millennial meant “wanting to own a house but knowing you’ll never be able to afford it." Others talked about dependence on technology, “Have no social life, but being on social media.” Some were downright funny, “kids in elementary school with a phone better than a college student.”

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Millennials are defined as the generation born between 1978 and 1998, many graduated from college during the height of the Great Recession. Millennials are also characterized by crippling student debt—the average 2014 college graduate owed $33,000 after leaving their schools.

Watch the video above to see what else Millennials have to say about their own generation...

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