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)
— New York Mets (@Mets) March 29, 2013
Bio: Official Twitter of the New York Mets
Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11)
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— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) March 27, 2013
Bio: Coach and Author
The OED (@OED)
— The OED (@OED) March 20, 2013
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.
Mickey Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1)
— Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) March 24, 2013
Bio: Official Twitter Page – singer, actor, songwriter, director, theatre, The Monkees
TV Guide Magazine (@TVGuideMagazine)
— TVGuideMagazine (@TVGuideMagazine) March 21, 2013
Bio: TV Guide Magazine: Your official guide to the hottest shows and stars
Other verified brands and official bodies of note:
Bio: Fab is everyday design.
Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC)
Bio: Start your morning with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin – Monday through Friday from 6-9a ET.
USA Baseball (@USABaseball)
Bio: The official Twitter account of USA Baseball, the National Governing Body of amateur baseball in the United States.
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
Marvel UK (@MarvelUK)
Bio: The official UK Twitter account for Marvel Entertainment. Iron Man 3 in UK & IRE cinemas April 25.
Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens)
Bio: The Official Saracens Twitter Page
New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction)
Bio: From the New Yorker Fiction Department.
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.
Land Rover (@LandRover)
Bio: Welcome to the official Land Rover Global Twitter – follow us for updates on the iconic British automotive brand.
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.
Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress)
Garnier USA (@garnierUSA)
Bio: Official Twitter handle of Garnier USA. The Garnier USA family includes Fructis, Fructis Style, Skincare and Haircolor.
The Great Gatsby (@GatsbyMovie)
Nivea For Men UK (@NiveaForMenUK)
Bio: We’ve been helping people look after their skin for 100 years. If you want to keep up with what’s new, keep on following us!
Isle Of Man Bank (@iombank)
Bio: News and updates from the Isle of Man Bank. We’re here Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Please don’t tweet personal details.
Other verified celebrities of note:
Megan McCain (@MeghanMcCain)
Bio: Ride or Die
Hugh Laurie (@HughLaurieBlues)
Bio: The new album ‘Didn’t It Rain’ is available to pre-order in the UK & Europe now
Barry Hearn (@BarryHearn)
Bio: Chairman of Matchroom Sport, World Snooker, the PDC & Leyton Orient FC
John Denver (@JohnDenverMusic)
Bio: Official John Denver Twitter page, operated on behalf of the John Denver Estate
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