This is a continuing series of posts that will highlight newly verified brands, celebrities, official bodies and other persons and organisations of interest on Twitter.
Twitter verifies accounts to prove authenticity of identity. That is, the little blue verified badge is added to profiles that are at a high risk of impersonation to prove to other users that this person or brand is who they say they are. Occasionally Twitter makes a mistake, but, for the most part the system works, and the blue tick carries a lot of weight.
(Looking to get verified? Learn more about how, when and why Twitter verifies profiles here.)
In total, 44,262 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 404 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.
This week’s top five:
Alright it’s not Friday yet… BUT it’s #thirstythursday. Your second best option.
— Carlsberg (@carlsberg) January 24, 2013
Bio: Brewing premium lager for more than 160 years. That calls for a Carlsberg! By clicking ‘Follow’ you confirm you are of legal purchasing age in your country.
The Archers (@BBCTheArchers)
— The Archers (@BBCTheArchers) February 1, 2013
Bio: RTs, links and insights from BBC’s The Archers team. We follow Archers listeners.
L’Oreal Paris USA (@LOrealParisUSA)
— L’Oreal Paris USA (@LOrealParisUSA) January 28, 2013
Bio: The Official Twitter Account of L’Oréal Paris USA.
Mr. T (@MrT)
Mr.T has been fixing the World’s problems, one person at a time! Watch it, you might learn something suckas! youtu.be/c44yh9PQCZo
— Mr. T (@MrT) February 2, 2013
Bio: Footballer, wrestler, soldier, bouncer, bodyguard & actor. Pitier of Fools. Best known for roles as B.A Baracus in The A-Team and Clubber Lang in Rocky III.
McDonalds Customer Service (@Reachout_mcd)
— McD Customer Service (@Reachout_mcd) February 2, 2013
Bio: McDonald’s Customer Service Team. Here to listen, help or answer any questions you have 7 days a week
Other verified brands/official bodies of note:
BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics)
Bio: The official account for political news from the BBC team based at Westminster
The European Tour (@European_Tour)
Bio: The official Twitter account for the European Tour. Follow us for discussion on golf, European Tour news and The Race to Dubai.
Starbucks Card (@StarbucksCard)
Bio: Shiny, gold tweets from Rachel at Starbucks. I wear my heart on my cup sleeve, & I count coffee beans to go to sleep.
NSW Police (@nswpolice)
Bio: The Official Twitter account of the NSW Police Force. Please do not report crime here.
Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers)
Bio: Official Blackburn Rovers Football Club twitter account. Rovers news, matchday offers, ticketing information and much more
Eden Channel (@EdenChannel)
Speed Stick (@SpeedStick)
Bio: Sweat it on the inside. Handle It® on the outside. With the trusted protection of Speed Stick®, you can stay cool under pressure.
Twitter Ads UK (@TwitterAdsUK)
Bio: We tweet for brands.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Katie Price (@MissKatiePrice)
Bio: Never under estimate the pricey! businesswoman/model/author/singer/tv star/columnist and proud mum
Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr)
Bio: Guitar player with Smiths, The The, Modest Mouse, The Cribs & The Healers
Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes)
Bio: father, husband, director, reformed actor
George Strait (@GeorgeStrait)
Bio: George Strait – The King of Country Music Catch him on tour NOW!
Nicholas Hoult (@NicholasHoult)
Bio: The official Twitter page for actor Nicholas Hoult.
Melissa McBridge (@mcbridemelissa)
Bio: Coffee junkie. Currently playing the role of Carol on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The strings on that guitar are fake.
Paddy Ashdown (@paddyashdown)
Bio: Ex Leader of the Lib Dems (amongst other things), ex High Representative in Bosnia currently in the Lords, writing books and having fun with my grandchildren
Destiny’s Child (@destinyschild)
Bio: One of the most successful groups in pop/R&B music history, featuring Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Liev Schreiber (@LievSchreiber)
Bio: Hirsute actor type best known for his slavic fat pads and shockingly attractive children…
Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly)