In addition to organizing themselves, Jewish Young Adults are particularly apt to write about themselves, ad nauseam in fact. JYAs will take the time to write about themselves and their exploits to the point where an Op-Ed piece in the Jerusalem Post is practically a prerequisite for getting married in Israel.
Self-referential writing is not just limited to the blogosphere either. JYAs write about themselves in countless print magazines and newspapers as well. There is a JYA magazine or rag for almost every interest and walk of life imaginable. Hipster JYAs, Subversive JYAs, Locally Oriented JYAs, Culturally Progressive JYAs, Intellectual JYAs, Jewy JYAs, Euro-centric JYAs, Oprah/Martha Stewart Loving JYAs, Religious JYAs, and even Prurient JYAs (and this is barely a partial list).
The JYA’s incessant need to spend precious free time writing about themselves probably stems from two sources. First, the typical JYA is quite opinionated, and strongly believes that his/her opinion is correct, and therefore feels a compelling drive to educate other JYAs about their moral righteousness. Second, the typical JYA is somewhat of an attention whore, and likes to have other JYAs acknowledge their presence. Unlike Non-JYAs, the JYA prefers to be the center of attention for their intellectual prowess as opposed to their ability to, say, hold the fraternity record for the longest keg stand.
These two factors lead JYAs to take the most intellectual path toward expressing themselves: the written word. And if you don’t agree with us, get some funding from a Jewish Non-Profit and start your own magazine.