Twitter the Micro-blogging website has created an online application process for the Twitter accounts to receive a verified status, which will allow people to identify key individuals and the organisations on Twitter as a part of authenticity and are being denoted by a blue badge icon.
The verification badge is done by a little blue symbol with a white checkmark. An account can be verified if it is determined to be of public interest.
Typically this will include accounts which are maintained by public figures and the organisations in music, fashion, TV, film, government, politics, religion, sports, business, journalism, media, and other key interest areas.
Twitter Verified Accounts
The company will let the users request a verified account on its website by further filling out a form with a verified phone number and also an email address, a profile photo and additional information regarding why verification is required or helpful.
Twitter has been the first platform which has introduced an account verification, starting in the year 2009 and currently is close to 187,000 verified accounts from its 310 million monthly users.
The @CDCgov was one of the first Twitter accounts which was verified in order to help the citizens find authentic and an accurate public health information straight from the source.