It’s a popular phrase in tech circles: boomers.
It refers to people born in the 1980s and 1990s, the era of the dot-com bubble and its global economic boom.
And boomers tend to be more tech-savvy than their younger counterparts, according to research.
That’s why companies that hire boomers are more likely to attract them.
It’s why Facebook has been investing in research that can help recruit millennials into the tech industry.
And it’s why venture capital firms have been trying to help startup companies attract millennials.
In addition to helping to grow the workforce, boomers also tend to spend more time online, according with an article published last month in the American Sociological Review.
The article examined data from a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by SurveyMonkey and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
The data shows that millennials are more interested in social media and apps than their elders.
The study also found that boomers have been more likely than their peers to have access to technology.
They’re also more likely as individuals to be online, to be a frequent shopper, and to use apps and social media more than their millennial counterparts.
Millennial boomers’ online habits have a significant impact on the success of companies in the future, says Sarah Catt, a professor at the University of Michigan who studies the rise of the millennial generation.
Catt says boomers spend an average of eight hours per day on social media, including watching, reading, and chatting.
“If you look at the trends that we see in the U.K. and other parts of the world, that’s because the boomers themselves are the ones who are taking care of the technology,” Catt told NBC News.
But she says boomer millennials are not necessarily the ones making decisions in the technology industry.
They may not be aware of how much of their time and money is spent online.
And they may not necessarily have access or motivation to spend it on things like research.
“It’s not surprising that millennials may be reluctant to take on the risks that they are taking in these new technologies,” Cott said.
“They may not feel like they’re going to be able to make their own decisions, and they may be less willing to invest in the businesses that they would like to be involved in.”
But the research doesn’t mean boomers aren’t welcome to work in the tech sector.
Cott says that a lack of knowledge about the industry and the tech world can make it hard for millennials to find employment.
And that’s a good thing.
Catton, the founder of startup company VennsTech, says he would love to hire boomer entrepreneurs.
“I think it would be very exciting to have a boomer-led tech company,” he told NBC.
“The opportunity is there, the technology is there.”