Today I found this interesting article (linked below) posted on a friend's newsfeed on Facebook about Generation Jobless, or what they repeatedly in the documentary call the "Lost Generation". It's interesting because I find that lately I have been stumbling across many articles about the 20-somethings generation. Now, I fall into that category so the fact that I find so many of these articles on my newsfeed from my friends of that age group really only makes sense. But it also makes me panic a little, and lets me see that so many people in the same age group as me are panicking a little too. Is life really supposed to be this tough? Is it really supposed to be this hard to find a job in the field we were hoping, or even a job at all? I'm not in any way opposed to hard work to get what I want (hey, I started my own business about 6 months ago and let me tell you that was NO easy feat! And still isn't today. But I also haven't given up). In the following article the 20-something's interviewed all express the same feeling too, we aren't afraid of hard work. 

The questions are, Have we been mislead by our government, our schools, our parents? Have we become over educated? Should we be lowering our standards and shooting for less? Have our parents set unrealistical goals for us and our lives that are unattainable? Will we ever make the wages and the lifestyle of our parents?

So many of these questions are unanswerable and it's frustrating. If there were to be one word every 20-something out there would use for their life and their career right now it would be 'frustrating'. 

I'm not here to point fingers at anyone though. I know it's a tough world out there and that we definitely have to pay our dues and work our butts off. And I don't want to place blame here, but there are some good points brought up in this article. Why does the education system continue to accept us into programs that they know aren't going to provide us with careers? Why isn't the goverment helping us more? All interesting thoughts. There were definitely many moments throughout this documentary where I went "huh" or "that's so true!". So I just wanted to share it.

Watch it. Think about it. Share it with your friends and family. Becuase it is definitely something I think everyone should be a bit concerned about and contemplating for sure. This is our future here, let's treat it right!




It continues to astound me just how much Social Media has grown in the last few years. It used to be something that people had to ask for a description of before they could comprehend it and the benefits it can bring. But now, we hear about it, and are using it, everyday! Being from a small town, Belleville ON, I see people resisting social media in this area still though. It's like they need a bit of convincing before they can jump on the bandwagon. We love to resist change right? Well, here are some amazing statistics about social media that should help sway you to becoming a user.

- daily active users have reached 665 million
- monthly active users have passed 1.1 billion for the first time
- 751 million mobile users access Facebook every month
- mobile only active users total 189 million
- mobile now generates 30% of its ad revenue up from 23% at the end of 2012

- 44% growth from June 2012 to March 2013
- 288 million monthly active users
        - That means 21%  of the world's Internet population are using Twitter every month
- over 500 million registered accounts
- Twitter's fastest growing age demographic is 55 to 64 years olds, registering an increase in active users of 79%

- 1 billion unique monthly visitors
- 6 billion hours of videos are watched every month
        - 50% more hours of video are watching in March 2013 compared to last August when it was 4 billion hours a month and last May when it was 3 billion
- YouTube reaches more U.S. adults ages 18-34 than any cable network

- 359 million monthly active users according to a Global Web Index study
- Its active users base grew by 33% from June 2012 through to March 2013


- over 200 million users
- 2 new users join every second
- 64% of users are outside the USA


Surprised by any of these numbers? Convinced you need to be even more active on the social web? Share some thoughts or responses either here or on our Social Media sites: Facebook or Twitter