Verification on Twitter comes with a number of perks, one of which is the little blue Verified tick badge that lets other users know that this person or brand is who they say they are, that they’re real, and that they can be trusted.
Brands can expedite verification by initiating an advertising campaign with Twitter. But for individuals, this isn’t an option. They need to wait to be invited to apply, and only then does Twitter verify that you are, you know, you.
So what exactly does Twitter do to figure all that out? How do they actually verify an individual? What sort of crazy, time-consuming hoops do you have to jump through to get them to hand over that glorious badge?
There were quite a few revelations in Dorsey’s interview, including the fact that he would like to run for mayor of NYC.
You can watch the full interview segment in our recap post. Alternatively, check out the following infographical video recap to find out the 411 on Mr. Dorsey.
Jack Dorsey (@Jack) sat down with 60 Minutes and shared the thinking behind Twitter, as well as his feelings around being forced out of the company – and the interview airs this Sunday night. Check out the clip below.
The blog didn’t share another piece of news about the update though, one that can be found on the iTunes page: Twitter has cast video services Mobypicture and Vodpod out into the cold, dark Web to fend for themselves (or just, you know, upload their videos somewhere else).
Fortunately, Twitter isn’t something the general public will be using with any regularity five years from now, so maybe they can go live with LinkedIn or something.
Roses are red, violets are blue, social media is awesome, and so are you!
That’s the gist of what Facebook staffer Jon Park said in his video proposal to longtime girlfriend, Twitter employee Genevieve Wong. Well… sort of.
The video is called the “Twitbook Proposal,” and you have to see it.
Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter and now the CEO of Square, is one of a team of tech luminaries helping Code.org lead the charge in promoting the teaching of computer coding to students across the country.
Code.org’s motto is, “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code.”
One way they’re hammering that message home is with a lovely little video featuring Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and other Silicon Valley superstars. It was directed by Lesley Chilcott of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman fame.
Check it out, below.
Glancing back at the list now, it appears that every single tip is still completely relevant. For example, “Promote other people 12x to every 1 self-promotional tweet.” And “If software allows you to post updates to Twitter as well as to the app, don’t do that. We rarely want to see them.”
Brogan’s tips are totally worth a read-through – but how about a watch-through? Paul Durban of Blazonfire.com put together a video version of the 50 Twitter Power Tips. Check it out, below.
Did you create a ValenVine for your Valentine today? If not, you missed out. But no worries – there’s always next year. Or HallowVine. (You get the idea. And yes, I know that doesn’t work nearly as well.)
Some people were ALL over it though – and one company in particular created about a bazillion Vines in response to followers tweets. All hilarious. (Mostly hilarious.)
If you thought our post earlier was “dumb,” get your angry pills ready – because this one is entirely and unapologetically stupid.