Now Verified On Twitter: New York Mets, Phil Jackson, The OED, Mickey Dolenz, TV Guide

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, 49,138 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 601 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:

New York Mets (@Mets)

Bio: Official Twitter of the New York Mets
Followers: 161,469

Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11)

Bio: Coach and Author
Followers: 192,825

The OED (@OED)

Bio: The Oxford English Dictionary is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1,000 years of English.
Followers: 33,610

Mickey Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1)

Bio: Official Twitter Page – singer, actor, songwriter, director, theatre, The Monkees
Followers: 11,728

TV Guide Magazine (@TVGuideMagazine)

Bio: TV Guide Magazine: Your official guide to the hottest shows and stars
Followers: 34,518

Other verified brands and official bodies of note:

Fab (@Fab)

Bio: Fab is everyday design.
Followers: 63,694

PDC (@OfficialPDC)

Bio: The PDC stage professional #Darts events worldwide with £5m+ prize money annually and the world’s best players! Follow live results at @PDCResults
Followers: 49,420

Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC)

Bio: Start your morning with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin – Monday through Friday from 6-9a ET.
Followers: 33,722

USA Baseball (@USABaseball)

Bio: The official Twitter account of USA Baseball, the National Governing Body of amateur baseball in the United States.
Followers: 31,673

Rightmove (@rightmove)

Bio: The UK’s number one property website, offering homes and commercial property for sale and for rent all over the UK. Britain moves at Rightmove
Followers: 27,662

Marvel UK (@MarvelUK)

Bio: The official UK Twitter account for Marvel Entertainment. Iron Man 3 in UK & IRE cinemas April 25.
Followers: 23,167

Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens)

Bio: The Official Saracens Twitter Page
Followers: 22,535

New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction)

Bio: From the New Yorker Fiction Department.
Followers: 20,492

Verizon Support (@VerizonSupport)

Bio: Tweets from the Verizon Solutions Center to help with your TV, phone & Internet services. It’s the network you live on that makes all the difference.
Followers: 20,161

Land Rover (@LandRover)

Bio: Welcome to the official Land Rover Global Twitter – follow us for updates on the iconic British automotive brand.
Followers: 14,322


Bio: The official handle of the United States Golf Association. Providing information on our mission to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game.
Followers: 13,919

Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress)

Bio: The official twitter account of the Liberal Democrat Press Office.#strongereconomy #fairersociety
Followers: 10,612