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.
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In total, 52,844 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 563 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:
Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett)
Warren is in the house.
— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) May 2, 2013
Bio: Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Company Magazine (@companymagazine)
— Company Magazine (@companymagazine) April 5, 2013
Bio: Official Twitter for Company magazine. Always on trend watch…
Currys & PC World (@curryspcworld)
— Currys & PC World (@curryspcworld) April 10, 2013
Bio: Official Currys & PC World – tweets about tech + great deals.
Balthazar Getty (@BaltGetty)
For any bike nuts 1965 bmw r69s. Work of art twitter.com/BaltGetty/stat…
— Balthazar Getty (@BaltGetty) September 20, 2012
Esquire Magazine (@EsquireUK)
— Esquire Magazine (@EsquireUK) December 11, 2012
Bio: Style and Substance
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Harper’s Bazaar UK (@BazaarUK)
Bio: fashion, beauty, travel news and ideas, restaurants round-ups, all you need for a stylish life…
William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet)
Bio: Online betting news & sports updates from William Hill. Followers must be 18+. Gamble responsibly
Bio: Twitter oficial de la Selección Española de Fútbol – Official Twitter account for Spain’s National Football Team
Deloitte UK (@DeloitteUK)
Bio: Latest news & research from the business advisory firm Deloitte UK. Deloitte UK refers to Deloitte LLP, UK member firm of DTTL
Labatt Bear (@LabattUSA)
Bio: Welcome to the Official Twitter Page of Labatt USA, the World’s Best Selling Canadian Beer. 21+ to follow. Please Enjoy Responsibly.
Bio: Your essential source for Broadway, entertainment, travel, & everything New York!
Slim-Fast UK (@SlimFastUK)
Bio: With Slim.Fast you can lose weight the way you want to. Join us on Twitter for tips, advice and recipes to help you achieve your goal.
LV Services (@LVServices)
Bio: The Official US Louis Vuitton Client Services account.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Matthew Horne (@mfhorne)
Bio: Actor & Writer. These views are breathtaking, I’m coming here again. Bad Education, Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show etcs. (Etcetera).
Alex Zane (@alex_zane)
Bio: The actual, like, official me. Officially.
Mitch Pileggi (@Mitch_Pileggi)
Bio: I’m a knucklehead. And I like Junior Mints mixed in my popcorn. It’s ever so good.
Harry Hill (@HarryHill)
Bio: Official Harry Hill Twitter account with latest news, TV appearances, gigs & more!