Since the term "millennial" was coined, the generation has been the subject of many a think piece attempting to explain just how lazy/selfish/privileged/shallow they are. But 32-year-old graphic designer Eric Bailey of Boston set out on a brave goal to turn the Internet around, creating a Google Chrome extension that switched "Millennials" to "snake people" — and the results are fantastic.
Apparently, the idea came to him after reading one too many think pieces on Millennials — I mean, snake people — and their awful ways. "I saw one article too many and then I had some free time," said Bailey.
At age 32, Bailey does not consider himself a millennial, but said that he created the extension in partial solidarity with the generation that gets more flak from their older peers than is warranted.
"I've got a lot of empathy I guess," he told Market Watch.
19 people have downloaded the extension at the time of writing, but more importantly, Bailey's creation has caused a frenzy on the Twittersphere. It's telling of how the demographic feels about such analyses of their characters as a whole group. According to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 66 percent of those in the age bracket do not think the term accurately describes them.