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, 49,580 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 442 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:
USA Basketball (@usabasketball)
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) April 4, 2013
Bio: The official Twitter of USA Basketball.
Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal)
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— Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal) April 6, 2013
Bio: Comedy’s a campfire, come and be warmed!
Al Jazeera America (@ajam)
— Al Jazeera America(@ajam) April 6, 2013
Bio: Welcome to the official Twitter account for Al Jazeera America.
Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon)
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 6, 2013
Bio: Vince McMahon, Chairman & CEO of WWE, Inc., is a third generation promoter who has made WWE into the global phenomenon it is today.
Aldi Stores UK (@Aldi_StoresUK)
— Aldi Stores UK (@Aldi_StoresUK) April 4, 2013
Bio: The Official Aldi UK Twitter Page. Follow us for the latest specialbuy promotions, competitions, recipes and customer services enquiries.
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Diners Club (@DinersClub)
Bio: When you realize the journey is the destination, you Belong.
Bio: The best way to read news on your iPhone. Circa is news, reimagined.
LinkedIn Help (@LinkedInHelp)
Bio: This feed is brought to you by the LinkedIn Customer Service team. We are here to help.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Rumer Willis (@TheRue)
Bio: we are a way for the cosmos to know itself
David Schneider (@davidschneider )
Bio: Actor, writer, comedian, fool.
Emily Kinney (@emmykinney)
Bio: actor and singer/songwriter, Beth Greene on The Walking Dead
Karl Malone (@TheDeliverer_32)
Bio: The Official Twitter of THE MAILMAN
Danielle Steele (@daniellesteel)
Sébastien Foucan (@SebastienFoucan)
Bio: The official twitter account of Sébastien Foucan; the founder of freerunning, actor and public speaker.
Ryan Phillippe (@RyanPhillippe)
Bio: Father. Filmmaker. Hip Hop Head.