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Today I read of a new feature Twitter has announced, which is ‘Verified Accounts’. This new feature will no doubt be Twitters attempt at minimizing impersonation and identity confusion, which is becoming more of a problem as more and more celebrities sign up to get an account.

I have often found myself wondering if the celebs I am following are in fact actually them or just some crazed obsessed fan wanting 15 minutes of fame pretending to be there idol, and until now I have had no way of confirming my suspicitions.

The ‘Verified Account’ feature will add a badge to your Twitter page showing you are in fact who you say you are, and I guess give all the followers of that person peice of mind. I think this is a really good step from Twitter and very well timed, as the sites popularity is still rocketing, this will help cut out the crap so to speak!

To become ‘Verified’ you need to fill out a feedback form from the link below, but for now I think they are only dealing with users who have had re-occuring problems with people trying to impersonate them, or celebrity characters.

http://twitter.com/help/verified

Posted by Stu Greenham

Stu Greenham is a Web Designer / Developer who lives in Hull (North East England) and works for the web agency.