• cobysev@lemmy.world
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    Skibidi toilet? As a 39-yr old millennial, I’m aware that was a thing like a year ago, but I assumed it was a Zoomer meme or something. I can’t get past that captcha.

    EDIT: Upon looking at it again, I see it just wants me to type in “what is skibidi toilet” into Google, not answer what it is. Ugh, I’m turning into my Silent Generation/Boomer parents.

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      Skibidi toilet is actually one of the first gen alpha memes, not gen z.

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        Oh damn, I’m starting on the Boomer habit of complaining about Zoomer culture when it’s actually Alpha culture.

        It feels like yesterday, Boomers were complaining about how annoying millennial kids were, when we were actually adults in our 20s/30s at the time. I’m just realizing that was over a decade ago, and now I’m doing the same thing to Zoomers. Someone please stop time before I get any older; I want to get off.

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        Yeah, I was guessing my way through most of this, and while I’ve seen the thing I didn’t know what it’s called.

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      Skibidi toilet? As a 39-yr old millennial, I’m aware that was a thing like a year ago, but I assumed it was a Zoomer meme or something. I can’t get past that captcha.

      EDIT: Upon looking at it again, I see it just wants me to type in “what is skibidi toilet” into Google, not answer what it is. Ugh, I’m turning into my Silent Generation/Boomer parents.

      Yeah, maybe the m CAPTCHA developers only wanted to share nostalgic memories of Google search results without ads. EDIT : let me fact check before I’ve written a lot of nonsense. Yes, seems fair. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials

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      Ha! It took me a minute too to realize that having to google WTF a skibidi toilet is was the Millennial test, not being expected to know it.

      Finally, a sterotype of “millennial” that recognizes we kinda be old now!

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      My genX ass was trying skibidi on its own cause most of the rest of the text is usually auto-suggested while typing in the search terms.

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      Upon looking at it again, I see it just wants me to type in “what is skibidi toilet” into Google,

      More of a Simple Simon Says… really

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      You must be. It literally tells you what to do. Of course, I assumed proper grammar and got it wrong the first time.

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      Do you also respond to Amazon reviews “that hasn’t happened to me”?

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        Same, but only because I didn’t expect the website to support the real interaction modality

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      Easy Gen X pass. I actually think Gen X would be able to pass all generational captchas. We’re the first “microchip” generation and have generally kept up and lived through most of the tech fads and changes.

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        Half of you are like this, the other are Boomer-like in their tech abilities

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          Yes unfortunately some were hit too many times with the stupid stick as a form of child rearing. The rest of us learnt to code BASIC to pass the time as latchkey kids.

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    This was easy but have no idea what a boomerang is but I don’t use Instagram. I never owned an ipod but they are easy to use.

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      The iPod was throwing me until they blew me away by actually making it so I have to spin my finger on the pad. If I hadn’t been on mobile idk if I ever would’ve got past thinking “Did he fucking feature with someone? I don’t fucking listen to Sufjan Stevens…”

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        yeah, they should’ve picked a more common artist. i thought it was a trick about knowing the lead singer of a band at first.

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            I think the issue is that it’s not also millenial-universal. If only some millenials know it, the rest of us is left out.

            I can still operate the iPod though, so I don’t need to know who it is to look for and select.

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        I pressed Your Story and it worked just as well.

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    I was a little lost until the iPod and the t9 showed up, then it was almost scary how normal it all felt. I didn’t even realize I still remembered t9 but I didn’t even have to think.

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    I’m a zoomer, this was actually kinda hard. Especially the iPod and the select some guy ones. Would definitely keep me away from millennial only sites unless I REALLY wanted in. Nowadays I get annoyed at sites that even still use a captcha, cloudflare at least got rid of the kind where people fail at.

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      I’m a zoomer and honestly I had no problems with it. I only failed the Michael Cera one because I didn’t notice one of the images had a secret hidden Michael Cera

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        I’m a millennial and didn’t know who that is. But I don’t know any actors so unsurprising. I did end up just figuring out which face was the most popular and selecting that.

        But the rest were fairly easy. I still don’t know what a Skibidi toilet is though.

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      If this was a real Captcha, it’d be timed too. They probably track individual clicks, even, although I haven’t actually checked.

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      As a millennial who doesn’t keep up with celebrities and Insta, I had problems with those two

      T9 a little, but that’s because I expected it to predict my text, as in typing 43556 for “hello” instead of 4433555 … 666

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    Don’t know how to post the boomerang, but passed everything else (I think) as a 20 year old gen z

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      I still don’t know what a boomerang is or was, but I guess I clicked the right button, so I didn’t miss any of them.

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        A boomerang is a clip that plays and rewinds in a loop, like it’s flying to the end of the clip and returning like a boomerang.

        I don’t even use Instagram myself, why do I know this

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          I know this because of my younger cousin, I had no idea how to post one but it seems like either of the bottom two buttons will work

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        I’ve never posted to instagram as a millennial. I think that by the time something that wasn’t Facebook came around we learned that posting photos of ourselves online maybe wasn’t smart

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    As a late Gen X, I was completely lost. So, I guess it’s official: I don’t get your generation.

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      American, with that celebrity at the beginning

      The names for each generation are American based definitions, after all

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      A boomerang is a short video that runs forwards, then backwards, then repeats. The post was already a boomerang, so you just needed to click share.

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        Yeah, a lot of these were lessened because the task was easy without any knowledge. I like the iPod one because the UX would be unfamiliar to someone who didn’t use it. But things like “Type {phrase} into the search box” are really just a lame way to make a reference.

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      I guess sending something BACK, so I hit the “your story” button. Don’t even know which app that was supposed to be.

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        Boomerang was an old feature on Instagram where it would just take a video and then loop it backwards when it reached the end. It was a really stupid phenomenon that nobody really used, hence the reason the got rid of it.

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      Exactly, a millennial has now clue about the newfangled kids stuff. Just hit “close friends”

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    The iPod got me. Never had one. Never had a friend who did. This could be a Gen X experience or a cash-poor Millennial experience. If it hadn’t been for the hint I would not have got past that part.

    I also didn’t have that particular Nokia so it took me a moment to figure out which button deleted mistakes. Mistakenly thinking that the CAPTCHA designers might not have implemented that part of the interface didn’t help.

    Had to guess on the boomerang. I’ve seen boomerangs but didn’t know that’s what they’re called nor have I ever posted one. Again, this could be an “I don’t post on that platform” or an “I only post pictures and haven’t used that feature” experience. I definitely have an account on at least one platform that hosts them though.

    I am technically not a Millennial. The term for my cohort is Xennial, I believe.

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      Also, were millennials into Different Strokes? Because I didn’t know a single person who watched that show. It ran from '78-86, a time when millennials were either non-existent or just being born (1981+). There’s a whole paragraph about it, and I feel like the author either had a unique experience growing up or thinks that’s what millennials were into.

      The Nokia got me, but only because it was hard to read, and I was expecting T9 mode. Manually typing each letter was only around for a couple years before T9 changed everything.

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        Different Strokes might well be more of a Gen-X thing. I remember it being on TV (in England) when I was a kid and remember recognising Gary Coleman when he showed up in the '80s Buck Rogers TV series, but I was very young at the time. Pre-school age definitely.

        Also, the younger cast of Scrubs are Gen-Xers and they definitely threw in a few references to it.

        But let’s not forget that years-later re-runs were and still are a thing, even on the handful of channels that most people had back then, so there are bound to be some people younger than Gen-X who also grew up with those shows as their parents enjoyed them the second time around.

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        I remember reruns on Nick at Night into the early 00s. The theme song and Gary Coleman were pretty iconic but different strokes isn’t a millenneal experience

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      Had to guess on the boomerang. I’ve seen boomerangs but didn’t know that’s what they’re called nor have I ever posted one.

      I’ve never heard of a “boomerang” that wasn’t referring to the Australian tool/toy. I totally guessed on that one too. I don’t post videos to any social media platform, so I was totally out of the loop on that one.

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      The iPod got me. Never had one. Never had a friend who did.

      I didn’t get that far even. <insert /me facepalm>

      I am technically not a Millennial. The term for my cohort is Xennial, I believe.

      😄

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    I had absolutely no trouble until a slight delay on the iPod but had to give up a little later as my elder millennial ass forgot how to type on an old school Nokia 😄

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      I was going to make an annoying comment about how I’m a younger millenial (almosy gen-z) and immediately remembered how to do it, but then I realize it probably got imprinted in my brain a lot more strongly because I was younger when I got exposed to it.

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        Yeah, I was already in my late teens when I got my first phone, so I have no doubt you benefitted from learning young compared to me lol

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        It actually doesn’t, so you have to tap multiple times to get the later letter on the key. That tripped me up for a second or two

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    23yo zoomer here. Like everyone else, I was stuck on the Michael Cera one for a while, but it was because I never heard of the guy and even after googling I didn’t realise he was in one of the other photos.

    Gosh texting on the Nokia felt so normal and equally a nice reminder on how nice the mobile keyboards we have now are.

    I’ve never heard of a boomerang, the comments here filled me in but I’m not an Instagram user.

    The iPod was fucking magical by the way, always wanted one as a kid growing up, even begging my parents just for the nano but they didn’t see the value in that compared to the cheap knockoff MP4 players. I still want one nowadays but they’re all stupid expensive.

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      I just picked the guy in more than one picture, haha.

      The iPod was fucking brutal. I kinda remembered the spinny scroll thing, but I still don’t really get anything else. I am supposed to be older than you.