Sumary of Twitter’s Verification Process Is As Opaque As Before — My Experience As A Journalist.:
- Twitter’s verification process and the coveted blue check mark has been around for nearly a decade and is often used to discern whether an account was worthy of being followed or not.
- As part of the new procedures Twitter claims all requests are handled by humans and not automated, to attempt to reduce errors in requests.
- The blue check mark beside one’s name signifies different things to different people.
- In the case of companies and government accounts it gives users confidence they’re speaking to the right people.
- Like many other bloggers-cum-journalists I have two Twitter accounts: @PTBMade which is in the name of my travel blog Points to be Made;
- The guidelines for journalists is quite clear cut, yet I am ashamed to admit to have succumbed to digital pressure and that my already-fragile ego was duly deflated when I received notification that Twitter had denied my verification.