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, 48,537 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 416 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:
Catholic Church (@catholicEW)
One more pic from The Inauguration Mass For Pope Francis flic.kr/p/e4w8C5
— Catholic Church (@catholicEW) March 19, 2013
Bio: Serving the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. Following/RTs ≠ endorsement.
George Osborne (@George_Osborne)
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 23, 2013
Bio: Official profile of George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer & MP for Tatton. Account run by George Osborne and @conservativesteam.
— eBay.co.uk (@eBay_UK) March 22, 2013
The Irish Times (@IrishTimes)
A preview of what’s to come this weekend in The Irish Times… twitter.com/IrishTimes/sta…
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) March 22, 2013
Bio: Follow for the latest Irish, world, business and sport news as well as comment and analysis from the staff at the @IrishTimes.
Save The Children (@savechildrenuk)
— Save the Children (@savechildrenuk) March 13, 2013
Bio: Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals)
Bio: The official site for adidas Originals.
Glamour Magazine UK (@GlamourMagUK)
Bio: News, fashion, beauty EVERY DAY from Britain’s favourite women’s monthly magazine
Sierra Club (@sierraclub)
Bio: Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.
San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo)
Bio: We believe that deliciously simple pleasures are always made fresh. Share your PHILADELPHIA #CreamCheese recipes and tips with us!
Sour Patch Kids (@SourPatchKidsUK)
Bio: Sour. Sweet.Gone. We are deliciously tongue tingling sour then sweet Maynards Sour Patch Kids.
Clarks Shoes (@clarksshoes)
Bio: The official Twitter for Clarks UK: the number one shoe brand in the UK, the world’s largest casual and smart shoe company.
Mello Yello (@MelloYello)
Bio: The Original Smooth®. The official Twitter account of Mello Yello and Mello Yello Zero.
Krazy Glue (@KrazyGlueExpert)
Bio: Fix. Share. Win! Tweet, text or post a photo on Instagram using#KrazyBigFix to enter The Krazy Big Fix sweepstakes.
Carte Noire (@CarteNoireUK)
Bio: The official UK Twitter feed for Carte Noire coffee. For a more seductive coffee moment…
Capital One UK (@CapitalOneUK)
Bio: Official feed of Capital One UK, proud Capital One Cup sponsors. Keep up to date with credit information and Capital One Cup action, content and competitions.
Kraft Dressing (@kraftdressing)
Bio: Start a tasty adventure by tweeting an ingredient and #dresscipes. We’ll reply with a dresscipe. Discover more possibilities at anythingdressing.com.
Twitter Seattle (@TwitterSeattle)
Bio: Helping to make cool new things for Twitter from the Pacific Northwest!
Other verified celebrities of note:
Gabby Logan (@Gabby_Logan)
Bio: Yorkshire born. Mum of 2. Wife of a Scottish farmer. Daughter of Welsh dragon. Mainly I do telly and write the odd thing. Lovely to meet you.
Kerry Katona (@KerryKatona7)
Bio: A mother to 4 amazing babies who are my everything!!
Danny Wallace (@dannywallace)
Bio: Author, Columnist, Other.
Dee Dee Myers (@deemyers)
Bio: I am a political analyst & commentator, Managing Director @ the Glover Park Group, former White House Press Sec & author of Why Women Should Rule the World.
Kurt Rambis (@KRambis)
Scott Wolf (@iamscottwolf)
Bio: That guy from that one show
Yannick Noah (@NoahYannick)
Bio: Twitter officiel Yannick Noah
Jonny Lee Miller (@jonnyjlm)
Bio: I am a husband, father and professional pretender, with over 30 years pretending experience. Ultrarunner, cook, phenomenal dancer, mediocre singer and scorpio.
Bio: Official Twitter account for Editors.
Darryl Dawkins (@Thunderdunk53)
Bio: NBA Legend, Don’t need to be called the real I am the only Chocolate Thunder from the Planet Lovetron, bring funkiness to all over the world.
Radha Mitchell (@Radha_Mitchell)
Bio: The official twitterings of actress Radha Mitchell