More than half of the people surveyed said they would be comfortable sharing their identity on social media, including a third who would feel comfortable using a pseudonym.
“I don’t know if that’s a trend we’ll see in the coming years or if it’s going to be the norm,” said Chris, a 23-year-old marketing manager.
“I’m not really sure what it will look like, but I think people will probably just go for a pseudonym or something like that.”
Chris is not alone.
Other female Twitter users said they are concerned about their safety, and that many people don’t want to be outed.
“We’re scared,” said Rachel, who uses the pseudonym “Dot”.
“It’s a huge, huge thing that people are going to want to know.
I can’t afford to live with a friend who’s in a relationship with another person, or with someone who’s transgender.””
It would make it impossible to get a job.
I can’t afford to live with a friend who’s in a relationship with another person, or with someone who’s transgender.”
Some people say they are comfortable with using pseudonyms, and others are not.
But for many people, the risks are real, and not only are they using a platform that can be hostile to them, they are also in danger of being identified.
“It’s really scary, especially when it comes to social media.
I’m a single parent and I can barely keep up with the social media conversations,” said Sarah, a 25-year old journalist and digital strategist who used to use Twitter for personal and professional purposes.”
The main thing is to be as safe as possible.”
Sarah said she and her husband were aware of the risks when they started using Twitter, but that it was easier to use the platform when it was not being used by others.
“We’re both women and I have kids and I feel like we’re on the same wavelength as other women on social networking sites,” she said.
“So I think a lot of the issues around social media are more related to gender identity and the way it’s portrayed in media.”
Social media platforms like Twitter have faced pressure to tackle harassment and abuse in recent years.
In January, Facebook was fined $500,000 for encouraging users to harass and intimidate journalists.
Earlier this year, Twitter was hit with a lawsuit over its abuse policy, and the company is now under fire for failing to address the issue.
While Twitter is facing criticism, the platform is also being hailed as a success by women who say it has helped them to achieve their goals and get out from under the shadow of harassment.
“Twitter has done an incredible job in being the one place where people can be heard and be heard,” said Leah, a 21-year older social media consultant who uses Twitter as her main outlet.
“People have a lot more support from Twitter than I did when I was a student.”
There are a lot fewer people who feel like they can’t get out there.
The social network has helped a lot with the things that I’ve been going through.