Published weekly each Monday morning, 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, 44,837 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 575 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.
This week’s top five:
Barclays Bank (@Barclays)
— Barclays Bank (@Barclays) February 1, 2013
Bio: Tweets and News from Barclays. Please note that for customer inquiries you should message @barclaysOnline
David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87)
Felicitar a Novak Djokovic por su partido y su superioridad. Ahora a descansar y pensar en mejorar mi juego. Un abrazo a todos y gracias! — David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87) January 24, 2013
Bio: Tennis Player.
Qatar Airways (@qatarairways)
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) February 4, 2013
Bio: Official Qatar Airways Twitter Account.
Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac)
Tweet the hashtag #FleetwoodMacUKTour to unlock tour dates and win!
— Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac) February 8, 2013
Bio: The Official Fleetwood Mac Twitter
Land Rover (@LandRover_UK)
This week’s Fan Photo of the week goes to Josh Czachur for his Defender 110 in the snow. Safe driving this weekend twitter.com/LandRover_UK/s…
— Land Rover UK (@LandRover_UK) February 8, 2013
Bio: Land Rover has been designing iconic vehicles with genuine capability and composure for over 65 years. Follow us to see more of what’s coming…
Other verified brands of note:
Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team)
Bio: Official Twitter of Lotus F1 Team.
Bio: The people behind FHM in London – with all the stories from our website.
Q magazine (@QMagazine)
Bio: Q Magazine – the rest is just noise
NASA Social (@NASASocial)
Bio: We’re the @NASA Social Media Team. Follow us to learn about ways to get connected and collaborate with NASA.
Mojo Magazine (@MOJOmagazine)
Bio: Music goodies from the MOJO universe.
Knight Foundation (@knightfdn)
Bio: Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
More Magazine (@moremagazine)
Bio: The UK’s only weekly magazine with relationship advice, high street fashion, beauty and celebrity news…
Syracuse University (@SyracuseU)
Bio: The official Twitter account of Syracuse University, connecting SU students, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends around the world.
Bio: Online news distribution service from @Vocus; We share biz tips and tactics.
Bio: This is the official page for DISARONNO, the world’s favourite Italian liqueur. DISARONNO encourages you to drink responsibly.
Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC)
Bio: Welcome to the official Aberdeen Football Club twitter page!
Del Monte (@DelMonte)
Bio: Garden quality at your fingertips.
Bio: We’re on a mission to help the women of the UK feel amazing.
Tic Tac (@TicTacUSA)
Bio: Welcome to the Official Tic Tac® USA Twitter page!
Lurpak Butter (@LurpakButter)
Bio: Good food deserves Lurpak®.
Harrods Service (@HarrodsService)
Bio: Welcome to the official Harrods #CustomerServices account. We are here to help, Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, and Sunday: 11:30am – 6pm
Twitter Brazil (@TwitterBrasil)
Bio: Bem-vindos à conta oficial do Twitter no Brasil.
Twitter Consent (@TwitterConsent)
Bio: When we seek permission for the use of avatars, images or other content from Twitter users, we ask from this account.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Alex Reid (@AlexReid)
Bio: The ONLY Official twitter account of Alex Reid.
Jonny Wilkinson (@JonnyWilkinson)
Bio: Official Jonny Wilkinson Twitter Account
Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless)
Bio: i loveyou, Bro. Troll like a pro. Demand clean energy, #SavetheArctic and Dance where you are!
Rick Stein (@Rick_Stein)
Bio: This is the official Twitter account of chef Rick Stein.
Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK)
Bio: Hello. I am a novelist and journalist living in London.
Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons)
Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi)
Bio: The OFFICIAL Twitter feed for Tony Iommi; founding member and guitarist for Black Sabbath.
Robert Knepper (@robert_knepper)
Bio: actor. dad.
Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA)
Bio: Official Twitter account of Tom Watson, 8 time major championship winner, 2014 @RyderCupTeamUSA Captain…Old Guy!
Amanda Seyfried (@AmandaSeyfried)
Bio: This is my official Twitter account!
The Mavericks (@MavericksMusic)
Bio: The official twitter of The Mavericks a GRAMMY award winning country/rock & roll band with Raul Malo, Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez and Jerry Dale.
Lisa Stansfield (@lisajstansfield)
Bio: The Official Lisa Stansfield Twitter page