This is a continuing series of posts that will highlight newly-verified brands, celebrities and persons 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, 46,620 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 465 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.
This week’s top five:
The Avengers (@Avengers)
— The Avengers (@Avengers) February 25, 2013
Bio: In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” super heroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
John Bishop (@JohnBishop100)
In Wales writing – I think it will be a long night so I will now stop to eat. Expect a salad photo to follow!
— John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) March 1, 2013
Bio: I am a comedian, I am married and I have 3 sons. I support Liverpool and my dog is called Bilko.
Chester Cheetah (@ChesterCheetah)
Back in the saddle. Or rolling desk chair. Talking to all of you today. Well, not all. Just the entertaining ones. twitter.com/ChesterCheetah…
— Chester Cheetah (@ChesterCheetah) February 27, 2013
Bio: The official Twitter of the official spokescheetah of Cheetos. Also the only spokescheetah of anything. Looking for 50K peeps to help find a kitten a home.
Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis)
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) February 20, 2013
Bio: Actor, who just happens to be short!
The Hangover (@TheHangover)
— The Hangover (@TheHangover) February 27, 2013
Bio: #TheHangover Part III – in theaters May 24, 2013
Other verified brands of note:
Taylor Swift Fragrance (@TSwiftFragrance)
Bio: Official Twitter of @TaylorSwift13‘s Taylor Swift Fragrance.
Vue Cinemas (@vuecinemas)
Bio: With 767 screens at 83 cinemas across the UK and Ireland, Vue offers you the ultimate cinema experience.
L’ÉQUIPE Magazine (@lequipemagazine)
Bio: Un regard décalé sur le sport et les sportifs.
Beats By Dre UK (@beatsbydreUK)
Bio: Sound. Attitude. Culture. Join the #BeatsArmy.
Bio: Leading provider of social media analytics. Enabling Business Intelligence for social media.
Bio: online restaurant booking
Monster UK (@Monster_UK)
Bio: The UK’s biggest and best online job board.
Anchor Dairy (@Anchor_Dairy)
Bio: The home of Anchor Dairy
Wagamama UK (@wagamama_uk)
Bio: inspired by delicious japanese noodle bars and japanese-inspired flavours, wagamama launched in 1992 as an exciting and inclusive casual dining experience
Twitter Security (@twittersecurity)
Bio: The Product Security Team at Twitter.
FedEx Office Help (@FedExOfficeHelp)
Bio: Welcome to the official FedEx Office Customer Service page. We are here Mon–Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm & Sat 10:00am to 6:30pm CT. Follow@FedExOffice for updates.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Triple H (@TripleH)
Bio: 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE. Time to Play The Game!
Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh)
Bio: Edinburgh-based crime writer, interested in beer and rock music.
Mark Romanek (@markromanek)
Tyler Hamilton (@Ty_Hamilton)
Bio: Former Pro Cyclist. Training all levels of cycling and fitness at Tyler Hamilton Training LLC @THTraining.
Evan Handler (@EvanHandler)
Bio: Actor, Author, Inspirational Pessimist. Nudist television star. Survivor of maladies, large and small.
Frank Stallone (@Stallone4real)
Bio: This is the real Frank Stallone 100%, Music, Horses, Guitars, Let’s Rap
Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch)
Bio: Emile Hirsch—- Actor, dude