Welcome to the new IN crowd on Twitter. The recently VERIFIED.
Here’s what Biz and Co. have to say about how YOU could get VERIFIED yourself.
Who has a ‘Verified Account’ badge?
We’re starting with well-known accounts that have had problems with impersonation or identity confusion. (For example, well-known artists, athletes, actors, public officials, and public agencies). We may verify more accounts in the future, but because of the cost and time required, we’re only testing this feature with a small set of folks for the time being. As the test progresses we may be able to expand this test to more accounts over the next several months. — Twitter Verified
So here are some of the tell tale signs that you have been Verified.
You get one of these:
Or one of these:
And you don’t put either of them in outside of these places on your Twitter page:
And here is the WORD from Twitter on that, “If the verified account badge appears anywhere else on a user’s profile page (e.g. in the avatar or the background) it is not a verified account.”
Well, dang it, if I can’t be verified, I might as well be UN-verified. A rogue. A loose canon. A maverick. A subversive.
But what if I feel I’m being picked on by the Twitterati?
I deal with impersonation problems; will I be able to verify my account?
Although we’re not verifying all accounts, we’ll try to work with you if your account is constantly competing with parody or impersonation accounts. Fill out this feedback form so that we know your situation. One thing you can do right away is to provide a link to your official website containing the Twitter badge or logo linking back to your profile. — Twitter Verified
Or business perhaps?
Uh, and why wouldn’t you be TESTING this for business? Testing is such a funny word. Are they in BETA with this? Is it TESTING?
It’s kind of like a top secret club thing, where they are putting up the nifty badge (I don’t think PowerPoint will do the flowery thing) and seeing what the reaction of the Tweetfolks will be. Well, what will your reaction be Tweetfolks?
You’ve got mine right here!
There’s a lot more of this kind of stuff on The Twitter Way page.
NOTE: Let me know if you need me to un-verify your Twitter avatar for you. I’ll do it.