This is a continuing 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, 48,121 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 1,096 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:
— MINI (@MINI) March 1, 2013
Bio: MINI: Outstanding design, excellent agility, functional flexibility and space-saving cleverness. Since 1959
Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan)
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) March 16, 2013
Bio: Former Super WBA and IBF 140lbs world champion. Ceo of Khan promotion and Amirkhanfoundation.
Harvey Nichols (@HarveyNichols)
— Harvey Nichols (@HarveyNichols) February 25, 2013
Bio: Follow us for access to the latest news from Harvey Nichols: the ultimate destination for fashion, beauty, food and dining
Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan)
We got stick up kids, corrupt cops and crack rocks and stray shots all of the block it stays hot.
— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) March 14, 2013
Bio: Wu Tang Forever
Lancôme USA (@LancomeUSA)
— Lancôme USA (@LancomeUSA) March 16, 2013
Bio: The official Lancôme USA Twitter page for the latest product and beauty news, expert tips, trends, and red carpet reporting
Other verified brands of note:
Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews)
Bio: Have I Got News For You is the long running comedy quiz show fronted by team captains Ian Hislop & Paul Merton, which casts a jaundiced eye over the week’s news
Cleveland Indians (@Indians)
Bio: Official Twitter of the Cleveland Indians. Established 1901.
Glasgow 2014 (@Glasgow2014)
Bio: The official channel of the XX Commonwealth Games – sport, culture and progress updates on our journey towards Glasgow 2014
Wicked UK (@WickedUK)
Bio: Official UK Twitter Feed for the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Cobra Golf (@cobragolf)
Bio: Bringing you news and updates from Cobra Golf, our high performance golf clubs and Tour staff.
Bio: Any file, anywhere, automatically. From Microsoft.
Notre Dame (@NotreDame)
Bio: Official Twitter feed for the University of Notre Dame. A force for good since 1842.
ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo)
Bio: The official Twitter home of ZSL London Zoo. London’s wildest day out! Tweets by creatures with opposable thumbs.
Children’s Society (@childrensociety)
Bio: Leading UK children’s charity making childhood better.
Bio: Since 1928, we’ve been more than play. We know that play engages the imagination & lays down important foundational skills for future learning…and, it’s fun!
GE Capital (@GECapital)
Bio: Your source of information for what’s happening at GE Capital. I’m Kim McGinnis, I work for GE Capital HQ. For consumer inquiries, see@GoGECapital.
Bio: “The Original…The Best” Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance, music and culture’
Bio: The Play-Doh brand is proud to celebrate over 50 years of creatable, colorful, makeable fun! Fun to play with, not to eat.
MINI UK (@MINIUK)
Bio: Little bits of MINI UK news and information… a MINI conversation!
The LEGO Movie (@TheLEGOMovie)
Bio: Welcome to Warner Bros.’ official Twitter page for The LEGO Movie! In theaters February 7, 2014.
Other verified celebrities of note:
THE THE (@thethe)
Bio: Official Twitter® page for THE THE – hand-crafting political anthems for discerning music lovers.
Bio: Updates for Mudhoney from Seattle, WA
Neneh Cherry (@misscherrylala)
Bio: The Cherry Thing is out now!
Soul II Soul (@Soul2SoulUK)
Bio: Official Twitter page for the Funki Dreds with a Happy Face, a Thumpin’ Bass for a Loving Race!
Bio: The official Twitter page for Agnetha. New album ‘A’ out May 13.
Noah Emmerich (@NoahEmmerich)
Bio: one of us
The Temptations (@TheTemptations1)
Bio: Tweets about the legendary soul quintet from Detroit, MI. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame