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, 45,573 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 736 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.
This week’s top five:
Financial Times (@FT)
— Financial Times (@FT) February 15, 2013
Bio: All the big stories on FT.com and updates from our news editors.
Yeardley Smith (@YeardleySmith)
The Capital!!! twitter.com/YeardleySmith/…
— Yeardley Smith (@YeardleySmith) December 15, 2012
Bio: Actress, shoe designer, author, insomniac, perpetual student. Thoughts become things.
Met Office (@metoffice)
A photo of an unusual weather phenomena – snow rollers. Cylinders of snow, formed and rolled along by the wind. twitter.com/metoffice/stat…
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 11, 2013
Irvine Welsh (@WelshIrvine)
Americans: not for me to tell you your business…but Valentine cards to parents…right. Got ye. *Euro flight time* twitter.com/WelshIrvine/st…
— Irvine Welsh (@WelshIrvine) February 13, 2013
Bio: “Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades” – Sunday Times
Hed Kandi (@HedKandi)
— HedKandi (@HedKandi) February 14, 2013
Bio: Welcome to Hed Kandi – record label, radio show, international club sensation and more.
Other verified brands of note:
Bio: Consumer technology news and reviews.
ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24)
Bio: This account details #ABCNews24’s live coverage, guests and programs.
Soccer Saturday (@Soccersaturday)
Bio: Official Twitter page for Soccer Saturday.
MailOnline Sport (@MailOnlineSport)
Bio: Breaking news, outstanding content and columnists (Samuel, Redknapp, Keown, Neville, Carragher) and the chance to have YOUR say. Let them know what you think
Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup)
Bio: Official account of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Join the conversation with #cwc15
Evening Standard (@EveningStandard)
Bio: Official account of the London Evening Standard, tweeting the most important news, sport, arts and more.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden)
Bio: Actor, story teller, and human rights activist.
Bio: We all went to jail,because we got high!!!
Thin Lizzy (@ThinLizzy_)
Bio: Thin Lizzy are one of the most recognizable names in music.
Allman Brothers Band (@allmanbrothers)
Bio: Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall-of-Famers, the Allman Brothers Band have been enthralling audiences with jazz-influenced blues rock jams since 1969…
Harry Connick, Jr. (@HarryConnickJR)
Bio: Singer & Actor
Nancy Cartwright (@nancycartwright)
Bio: Nancy Cartwright is the voice of Bart Simpson, along with dozens of other animated characters.