This is a weekly series of posts that highlights 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, 52,281 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 577 newly-verified profiles since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.
This week’s top five:
AP VIDEO: President Obama asks team led by VP Joe Biden to offer plans to curb gun violence no later than January:youtu.be/Voaix6WKwQo -RAS
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2012
Bio: News, discussion and a behind-the-scenes look at the process from The Associated Press. Managed 24/7 by a team of editors based in NY
Iggy Pop (@IggyPop)
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) April 20, 2012
Bio: If you’re not gonna do it, I’ll do it for you
60 Minutes (@60Minutes)
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 10, 2013
Bio: The most successful news magazine in TV history, offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news.
From SeagateCreative partners holychild — MTV Buzzworthy called their latest music video “the song of summer.”… fb.me/ATieiQGI
— Seagate (@Seagate) April 26, 2013
Bio: The world leader in storage solutions that connect people with their content. Life Happens…back it up!
Bill Clinton (@billclinton)
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013
Bio: Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. Follow @ClintonFdn for more about my work around the world.
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Clinton Foundation (@ClintonFdn)
AP Stylebook (@APStylebook)
Bio: The essential style guide for journalists. Ask the Editor remains the best place to take specific style questions
Warner Bros Studio Tour (@wbstudiotour)
Bio: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Bio: expect great things
Food Monthly (@ObsFood)
Bio: The Observer’s monthly food magazine.
Fifth Gear (@FifthGearTV)
Bio: Official account for the Fifth Gear car show. New series showing in the UK Mondays at 8pm on Discovery (Sky: 520, Virgin Media: 212).
48 Hours (@48hours)
Bio: Television’s most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.
Paul Mitchell (@PaulMitchellUS)
Bio: The official Paul Mitchell page on Twitter!
Panini America (@PaniniAmerica)
Bio: Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles & the leading multi-national publisher of trading cards, stickers, comics & children’s magazines.
LG Electronics (@LGUS)
Bio: Welcome to the official Twitter page of LG Electronics USA.
Law And Order (@nbclawandorder)
Bio: The official Twitter profile for NBC’s Law and Order.
Uber New York (@Uber_NYC)
Bio: Uber is ‘Everyone’s Private Driver’. I’m Jeremy, your NYC Community Manager. Send your questions & follow for updates on features, promos & all things Uber NYC!
Thor: The Dark World (@ThorMovies)
Garnier UK (@GarnierUK)
Bio: Garnier believe that everyone has their own natural beauty and the power to make it shine through. Take Care.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento)
Bio: Make Art Everyday Shall Be The Whole Of The Law
Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp)
Bio: The Official Martin Kemp Twitter
Marvin Humes (@MarvinHumes)
Bio: The official Twitter of Marvin Humes
Bio: The official Twitter of Oritsé Williams.
Jo Frost (@Jo_Frost)
Bio: Official Twitter Account of Jo Frost. Look for tweets from Jo & her web team.
Huey Morgan (@hueymorgan)
Bio: Papa Large. Marine, Husband, Daddy, Fun Lovin’ Criminal, BBC DJ. My debut solo album out now, 100% of my cut of sales goes to veterans charities. My views!
Pigeon Detectives (@pigeonsofficial)
Harold Perrineau (@HaroldPerrineau)
Bio: You may know me from Lost, or The Matrix Trilogy…or as Aurora, Wynter and Holidays dad. Either way, it’s all good.
Michael Eklund (@MichaelEklund)
Bio: Fell in love with movies as a boy, spent the rest of my life pursuing that love to be in them. Lover of life and everything that comes with the life of love.