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, 51,331 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 1,751 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:
Marine Corps (@USMarineCorps)
Watch as recruits learn to rappel, a skill that will help them navigate difficult terrain and access buildings. bddy.me/15bcBEX
— Marine Corps (@USMarineCorps) April 13, 2013
Bio: Official Twitter profile for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666)
Definitely not my 4th piña coladatwitter.com/alka_seltzer66…
— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) April 14, 2013
Bio: ✝✝✝ Thank god for mental illness ▪ Supernatural favors ▪ Horror Movie Enthusiast ▪ wino ▪ Darkest of the Dark ▪ I Read too many Books ✝✝✝
Our Twitter account is now verified so you can stop cracking wise about checking our site to see if this profile is real.
— snopes.com (@snopes) April 12, 2013
Bio: The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way
— Prince(@Prince_Live) February 12, 2012
Bio: The Official Prince Twitter Page
Veronica Mars (@veronicamars)
— Veronica Mars (@veronicamars) April 6, 2013
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Bio: Updates about the social media management tool which helps teams to securely engage audiences & measure results.
Latitude Festival (@LatitudeFest)
Bio: The official festival Twitter. Latitude returns to Henham Park on 18th-21st July – see you there! x
Korean Football Association (@theKFA)
Bio: Korea Football Association
Bio: The only way to tweet for groceries.
Bio: Tweeting hints, tips and how-tos to get your hair styled and your day sorted.
Bio: Instant social analysis and realtime search of tweets.
Pearson PLC (@pearsonplc)
Bio: The world’s leading learning company, home to the Financial Times Group, Penguin Books & Pearson, the education business.
Holiday Inn Express (@HIExpress)
Bio: We strive to make every interaction you have with us simple, smart and refreshingly engaging. Visit our website to explore affordable hotels worldwide.
David Lloyd Leisure (@DLClubsUKInfo)
Bio: Hi all! We are the UK’s premium chain of sports, health and fitness clubs, trying to reach people who want to get fit and healthy.
Bio: The official twitter of Totino’s Pizza and Pizza Rolls. If your mouth started watering before you could finish reading then this is the place for you.
Cow & Gate UK (@cowandgate)
Bio: We believe that the best part of parenting is seeing your baby become a little person. So we’re with you every step of the way as you nurture their personality.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore)
Bio: Collymore.Liverpool,Villa,Forest,Leicester,Bradford,Palace & Southend United! Radio & TV Broadcaster extraordinaire!Views are mine and mine alone.
The Boogie Night (@CoreyTaylorRock)
Bio: The Official Twitter for Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour. Also known as The Boogie Knight.
Tenacious D (@RealTenaciousD)
Nigel Slater (@NigelSlater)
Bio: A cook who writes. The Observer’s food columnist. Author of Toast, Tender and The Kitchen Diaries. Presenter of BBC1’s Dish of the Day.
Bio: The official Twitter page in loving memory of recording artist, actress and model: Aaliyah Dana Haughton (Babygirl) 1979-2001
Elvis Costello (@ElvisCostello)
Jeff Beck (@jeffbeckmusic)
Bio: Official Twitter page for Jeff Beck – Master of the guitar
Michael Ball (@mrmichaelball)
Bio: Love changes everything….apparently!!!
Bio: Gossip is a band.
RJ Mitte (@RjMitte)
Bio: I’m RJ aka Walt Jr. aka Flynn aka your favorite breakfast eater on@BreakingBad_AMC
Janis Joplin (@JanisJoplin)
Bio: The Official Janis Joplin Estate Twitter
Earth, Wind And Fire (@earthwindfire)
Bio: The official Earth, Wind & Fire Twitter page
Limp Bizkit (@limpbizkit)
The Noisettes (@noisettes)
Bio: ‘Contact’ – August 27th
Miles Davis (@milesdavis)
Bio: Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style.
New Order (@Newordernow)
Bio: Foreigner has been rocking the world for over 30 years, led by lead guitarist Mick Jones.
Bo Derek (@boderek)
Bio: Actress, owner of Bo Derek’s pet grooming products, California Horse Racing Commissioner, Proudly working with WildAid, Yasuni-ITT, Disabled Veterans.
Roberta Flack (@Roberta_Flack)
Bio: Official Twitter Account for GRAMMY® Award winner Roberta Flack. Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time.
Leonard Bernstein (@LennyBernstein)
Bio: (August 25, 1918- October 14, 1990) World-renowned musician, composer, conductor, educator.
Carla Bruni (@carlabruni)
Bio: Carla Bruni – nouvel album Little French Songs le 1er avril – Premier single chez Keith et Anita
Bing Crosby Inc. (@Bing_Crosby)
Bio: The most influential American entertainer of the 20th century.
Gary Jules (@garyjulesmusic)
The Yardbirds (@theyardbirds
Bio: Legendary Sixties Blues and Psychedelic rock pioneers