Twitter 'Verified Accounts' Feature , Out Soon!

In response to a lawsuit filed by by St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as regards fake tweets made by his shameless poser, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone disclosed this statement in the company blog last Saturday:

"With due respect to the man and his notable work, Mr. La Russa's lawsuit was an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous. Twitter's Terms of Service are fair and we believe will be upheld in a court that will ultimately dismiss Mr. La Russa's lawsuit."

Alright. Nevertheless, Twitter is responding to this opportunity for costumer service improvement by releasing a sorta experimental beta feature this summer aptly named "Verified Accounts."

As the very name itself suggests, 'Verified Accounts' aims to check if a Twitter account really belongs to the person or organization it claims to belong to. Once verified, an account will be given a special seal indicating this. Check it out:

Eager to be verified? Stone wrote that the verification experiment will begin with "public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well-known individuals at risk of impersonation."

Tsk! Tsk! Posers beware!

[via CNET, photo courtesy of Twitter]

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