homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.98.35
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: rogerd

Community Building and User Generated Content Forum

    
Twitter Starts Account Verification To Help Stop Impersonators
engine




msg:3932352
 7:59 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Twitter Starts Account Verification To Help Stop Impersonators [news.cnet.com]
They're here--sort of. Twitter has launched the early beta phase of its "verified accounts" program, a background-check for celebrities and other prominent users of the service to weed out impersonators and fake accounts. If they pass the test, they get a graphic "badge" much like a PayPal verified account's.

"We're starting with well-known accounts that have had problems with impersonation or identity confusion," an explanation from Twitter read. "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."


 

Slinger




msg:3932448
 11:39 pm on Jun 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

I guess Twitter didnt beleive that I was a guy named Barack Obama and was president of "something".

petra




msg:3932649
 1:23 pm on Jun 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Good call Twitter!

weeks




msg:3932783
 10:48 pm on Jun 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Has Twitter made a dime of income yet?

fargo1999




msg:3932861
 3:28 am on Jun 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Today I put a link from my site to Twitter. It was kind of funny when I put:

<a href="http://twitter.com/My_URL" rel="NoFollow">Follow MySite on Twitter!</a>

:)

Essex_boy




msg:3933026
 2:04 pm on Jun 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Barack Obama and was president of "something" - sounds about right to me....

CosmicLee




msg:3933146
 7:18 pm on Jun 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes, too many stories recently of posers. Pretty funny though :)

CosmicLee




msg:3933147
 7:19 pm on Jun 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

BTW -- fargo1999 -- that is funny. We just added a twitter link on our blog with a no follow. The irony is funny :)

sribasu




msg:3933183
 9:33 pm on Jun 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the news.
Anyway,
How can I change the page background of my twitter profile? I'm newon twitter.

bhonda




msg:3933460
 12:19 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok, so I don't twitter, and I don't follow anyone on it, but I was just wondering, do we know how such a verification will take place?

Reading the twitter page on it, they just say they get in contact with the twitterer (is that the proper term of one who is on twitter?) - I guess it'll be a little more complex than an email that says -'Are you the real guy? Click here to verify your account'...

Hmmm...maybe I need to get famous, start twittering, get someone to impersonate me, so I can see what happens!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved