No, Begging Twitter to Verify Your Account Won't Make It Happen

Relationships, not hashtag campaigns, earn the checkmark

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For those who really, really want Twitter’s coveted blue "verified account" badge, it is pursued as the ultimate validation of their life’s worth. For those who already have one, it’s … meh.

Little more than a dozen pixels wide, the verified checkmark has become a rabidly sought-after digital laurel symbolizing that you’ve "made it" at whatever it is you do.

Each day, Twitter’s official (but long dormant) @Verified account is flooded with requests from content creators, musicians, aspiring actors and models pleading to have their accounts consecrated as legit.

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