For those of you who have longed for that blue Twitter verficiate badge on your profile; it's coming.
During a 45 minute long Periscope live stream Twitter said that their end-goal for verification is to create a system which users can verify facts about themselves to gain a verified Twitter handle, not necessarily for Twitter to be the judge of who can be verified, removing any bias on its part and revamping the system which now requires the company to individually select users for verification.
"The intention is to open verification for everyone, and to do it in a way that is scalable where we (Twitter) are not in the way". This is useful in identifying the real account from any of their impersonators, and Twitter has been doing it for companies, politicians, and other popular accounts since 2009. Twitter started allowing anyone to apply for verification in 2016, but it was up to the user to provide the reasons why they needed one, and few "regular" people received the mark. In the wake of the uproar, Twitter temporarily suspended the verification program.
However, in November previous year, the micro-blogging site announced that it would soon suspend verification badges for some of its verified users, in lieu of the misconceptions hovering around its verification procedures.
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The idea behind the blue badge was never to endorse certain accounts, but to verify the account holder's identity, company product manager David Gasca said during the stream. Dorsey further stated, "A lot of what we're seeing is not just affecting us but affecting many folks and many services around the world".
Now you can feel special too: Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk. He also adds that the team is working on better highlighting accounts that are parodies, in order to prevent these tweets from being misconstrued as facts. Twitter stands behind this person. Twitter believes what they're saying something great and authentic, which is not at all what we mean by the checkmark.
The company also hasn't explained how a wider verification system would work.
Do you think Twitter is right to want to let ANYONE become verified?