Twitter Is Verifying Accounts
Twitter has begun to verify accounts, and I guess this means it has left beta. So who’s getting verified? Michael Arrington (@arrington, but not @techcrunch interestingly enough), for one. This is Twitter’s explanation:
We’re starting with well-known accounts that have had problems with impersonation or identity confusion. (For example, well-known artists, athletes, actors, public officials, and public agencies). We may verify more accounts in the future, but because of the cost and time required, we’re only testing this feature with a small set of folks for the time being. As the test progresses we may be able to expand this test to more accounts over the next several months.
I think this is a good thing, but let’s not forget that people without the verified badge (like me or @blogherald) still can be real…!
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Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
Just sounds like a natural result of the recent celebrity influx.