If you, your organization or your clients are rock stars on Twitter, you can now get recognized as such.
On Tuesday, the platform announced that it was opening up its verification process to all accounts. Once a great mystery, Twitter has given the coveted blue checkmarks to roughly 187,000 accounts—only 0.06 percent of its 310 million monthly users—that it deemed “to be of public interest.”
In a press release, Twitter said:
The @CDCgov was one of the first Twitter accounts to be verified in order to help citizens find authentic and accurate public health information straight from the source. Among the other first accounts to be verified include @NASAArmstrong, @KimKardashian, @Oprah, @MilwaukeePolice, @SF311, and @TonyHawk.
· A verified phone number
· A confirmed email address
· A bio
· A profile photo
· A header photo