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Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success , and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog . With thousands of social networks globally, only a handful of them cater specifically to a special group of individuals, known as Generation-Y. Also known as Gen-Y or millennials, Generation-Y are individuals born between 1980 and 1995, at a volume of 80 million strong. Gen-Y was raised on technology, so much so that our cell phones are extensions of our hands and text messaging, instant messaging and Facebooking are how we interact with others, even different generations. While Facebook is our home sweet home, there are various other social networks out there that cater to this demographic and are worth looking at. If you're in Gen-Y, then the following social networks will help you connect with other Gen-Y'ers in new and exciting ways.