Young people have long been early adopters of new technologies,
and nowhere are the tastes and preferences of youth felt more strongly than in
the realm of social media. With older millennials now in their mid-thirties, it
is no surprise that social media habits differ even between older and younger
millennials. The social media usage of today’s youngest adults is often more
savvy and nuanced than that of their predecessors. This article examines the
social habits of teens and young millennials (i.e., the Snapchat generation),
and what they mean for the future of social media in travel.