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  • For young people, anonymity isn't a finite state - it's a flexible, temporary screen
  • For young people, anonymity isn't a finite state - it's a flexible, temporary screen
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Backchat: experimenting with anonymity

Younger generations see anonymity as something that can be surrendered for benefits. Messaging app Backchat initially hides your identity, slowly revealing it as you interact with others.