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(Popular Science)   Wanting to get that coveted Twitter "blue check"? Short answer: you can't, not yours, you aren't famous enough, good day sir, I said GOOD DAY   (popsci.com) divider line
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3034 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Nov 2021 at 12:38 PM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-20 8:52:38 AM  
Surprised Twitter even has rules for this. I just assumed if someone has 10,000+ followers, the blue check is theirs if they want it.
 
2021-11-20 10:21:58 AM  
If a reliable third party wanted to actually verify people and issue certificates for a small fee, that could be a good business opportunity.
 
2021-11-20 10:58:12 AM  
At this point, anyone that can prove they are a real person should have some kind of verified marking
 
2021-11-20 12:38:19 PM  
Narrator: In the end it didn't matter, because Twitter is confined to a small segment of the population prone to huffing their own flatulence.
 
2021-11-20 12:41:53 PM  

Gubbo: At this point, anyone that can prove they are a real person should have some kind of verified marking


From what I understand it used to be that way but it also lead to a two tier system where the checkmark was basically held ransom against people sharing unpopular opinions.

/No, not just the facists
 
2021-11-20 12:45:01 PM  
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2021-11-20 12:45:31 PM  
Can you get a check mark somewhere that verifies you don't use Twitter? I'd respect that a heck of a lot more.
 
2021-11-20 12:48:45 PM  
Geesh, run for office if your are so bent for it.  You don't even have to win.

/delete your account is the wiser option
 
2021-11-20 12:49:47 PM  
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2021-11-20 12:52:01 PM  
Conspiracy nuts will see the blue check as proof that the "Deep State" approves.
 
Azz
2021-11-20 12:52:10 PM  
It's white in dark mode
 
2021-11-20 12:53:37 PM  
Laughs at you unverified turds:

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/obscure
 
2021-11-20 12:53:53 PM  
Why would any normal Twitter user care?  Plenty of people will impersonate celebrities or politicians for fun and profit but nobody is going to try and impersonate you.  You have no value.
 
2021-11-20 12:55:54 PM  
I know of an author that gets constant harassment and impersonators abusing followers.

a blue check would solve that problem and lead to more protections.

Twitter doesn't want to bother adding something of value they cannot make a profit on
 
2021-11-20 1:00:23 PM  

jmr61: Laughs at you unverified turds:

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/obscure


JD?
 
2021-11-20 1:04:08 PM  

Joe USer: If a reliable third party wanted to actually verify people and issue certificates for a small fee, that could be a good business opportunity.


Reliable third party

On Twitter.

READ BEFORE YIU POOST
 
2021-11-20 1:08:44 PM  

X-Geek: [Fark user image 425x309]


My feelings exactly.  I prefer them not knowing who I am (but they can figure it out if they want to).  Nothing is anonymous any more.
 
2021-11-20 1:09:48 PM  

phygz: Narrator: In the end it didn't matter, because Twitter is confined to a small segment of the population prone to huffing their own flatulence.


Trump really was the poster boy for Twitter
 
2021-11-20 1:10:01 PM  
let's take it one step further and verify their general "expertise" too.

you're Steven Spielberg, your blue check comes with a film reel. pro athlete, you get a basketball/baseball/etc.

if you're tweeting off topic your blue check doesn't show up on those posts.
 
2021-11-20 1:11:30 PM  
The process for verified Facebook accounts is easier:

Have you posted any of the following: race based hate-screed, anti-vax conspiracy, election fraud conspiracy, Q-Anon conspiracy?

Congratulations, you're now a verified user and your content is auto-promoted to everyone's feed for 7 days, free!


/autocorrect wants me to say "anti-sax", but I really miss saxophone solos in the middle of songs. fark off, autocorrect.
 
2021-11-20 1:12:18 PM  

Azz: It's white in dark mode


Me, too.
 
2021-11-20 1:18:39 PM  
I find it pretty damned useful - Twitter I mean, not the check thingie - despite its insistence that I am a probable consumer of things like fighter jets and automated sentry gun systems and whatnot.

It's really all about whom you follow isn't it? Various reporters. A pile of Native activists. Some BLM. Some anarchists - the difficult variety, not the black-clad modern Socialists calling themselves same - although I follow one of those too. Couple photography, food and motorcycle peeps. And of course the @SacredFence.

But I have noticed one thing about the checkmark crowd: Their hottest of hot takes comprise some of the dumbest shiat I ever have to encounter within a given time-frame (and I am frequently here). Just pile of hair box of hammers dumb. It is so prevalent I begin to wonder why anyone would want one; it seems like one of those how Nature says stay away things.

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2021-11-20 1:34:18 PM  

dewzke: jmr61: Laughs at you unverified turds:

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/obscure

JD?


Supertwink
 
2021-11-20 1:40:41 PM  
Unless you're a business or a celebrity, or a government, Twitter doesn't matter. It's a PR platform for entities people already care about. Everything else on Twitter is irrelevant.
 
2021-11-20 1:47:12 PM  

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: It's really all about whom you follow isn't it?


I'm not really much of a follower.
 
2021-11-20 2:07:08 PM  
My brother makes his living by taking money from vein idiots. His company writes "articles" filled with lies to give to news outlets, including Forbes, about the person's ... actually, they don't care. They tell him to make up something about marketing, ecommerce, art, etc. He gets to invent the quotes, too. He spews his clients' names across social media platforms to satisfy the ouroboros of importance. His company generates public exposure by force and fallacy. He gets the documents in order, shows Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook the publications & posts, and then hands over a nice sum of money. His clients get their coveted check mark a few weeks later. I ghostwrote for him twice. I can't do it again. It turns my stomach.
 
2021-11-20 2:17:25 PM  

A'Tuin: My brother makes his living by taking money from vein idiots. His company writes "articles" filled with lies to give to news outlets, including Forbes, about the person's ... actually, they don't care. They tell him to make up something about marketing, ecommerce, art, etc. He gets to invent the quotes, too. He spews his clients' names across social media platforms to satisfy the ouroboros of importance. His company generates public exposure by force and fallacy. He gets the documents in order, shows Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook the publications & posts, and then hands over a nice sum of money. His clients get their coveted check mark a few weeks later. I ghostwrote for him twice. I can't do it again. It turns my stomach.


Vein idiots?
...
...
Your brother is a vampire?
 
2021-11-20 2:18:25 PM  

phygz: Narrator: In the end it didn't matter, because Twitter is confined to a small segment of the population prone to huffing their own flatulence.


I heard this in Morgan Freeman's voice.
 
2021-11-20 2:20:48 PM  
Man, I don't care what color the check is. Just make it out to "Cash".
 
2021-11-20 2:21:13 PM  

LOLITROLU: A'Tuin: My brother makes his living by taking money from vein idiots. His company writes "articles" filled with lies to give to news outlets, including Forbes, about the person's ... actually, they don't care. They tell him to make up something about marketing, ecommerce, art, etc. He gets to invent the quotes, too. He spews his clients' names across social media platforms to satisfy the ouroboros of importance. His company generates public exposure by force and fallacy. He gets the documents in order, shows Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook the publications & posts, and then hands over a nice sum of money. His clients get their coveted check mark a few weeks later. I ghostwrote for him twice. I can't do it again. It turns my stomach.

Vein idiots?
...
...
Your brother is a vampire?


No, but autocorrect might be.
 
2021-11-20 2:21:18 PM  

dewzke: jmr61: Laughs at you unverified turds:

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/obscure

JD?


That is, in fact, JD Harmeyer.
 
2021-11-20 2:30:13 PM  

Joe USer: If a reliable third party wanted to actually verify people and issue certificates for a small fee, that could be a good business opportunity.


Doesn't even need Twitter, really, so long as there's a way to have a static section of your page point to the authentication site along with their ID code for you.

What would you want in that, though?  City, name, sex, approximate age?  I'd think you'd want to be able to present as little or as much as you choose to reveal, and have that be how 'identified' you are.  And of course if you share a name with a celebrity, it'd be reasonable to have a mandatory "NOT this person" field.
 
2021-11-20 2:32:28 PM  
I want followers on Twitter. Adam The Chespin on Twitter. Please follow me, farkers.
 
2021-11-20 2:53:34 PM  

LOLITROLU: A'Tuin: My brother makes his living by taking money from vein idiots. His company writes "articles" filled with lies to give to news outlets, including Forbes, about the person's ... actually, they don't care. They tell him to make up something about marketing, ecommerce, art, etc. He gets to invent the quotes, too. He spews his clients' names across social media platforms to satisfy the ouroboros of importance. His company generates public exposure by force and fallacy. He gets the documents in order, shows Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook the publications & posts, and then hands over a nice sum of money. His clients get their coveted check mark a few weeks later. I ghostwrote for him twice. I can't do it again. It turns my stomach.

Vein idiots?
...
...
Your brother is a vampire?


I think he meant "vane". Not sure weather that matters or not.
 
Azz
2021-11-20 3:02:03 PM  

bobbyjoebobby: LOLITROLU: A'Tuin: My brother makes his living by taking money from vein idiots. His company writes "articles" filled with lies to give to news outlets, including Forbes, about the person's ... actually, they don't care. They tell him to make up something about marketing, ecommerce, art, etc. He gets to invent the quotes, too. He spews his clients' names across social media platforms to satisfy the ouroboros of importance. His company generates public exposure by force and fallacy. He gets the documents in order, shows Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook the publications & posts, and then hands over a nice sum of money. His clients get their coveted check mark a few weeks later. I ghostwrote for him twice. I can't do it again. It turns my stomach.

Vein idiots?
...
...
Your brother is a vampire?

I think he meant "vane". Not sure weather that matters or not.


I'm pretty sure he meant feign. In German the letter V is sometimes pronounced as F. Common mistake
 
2021-11-20 3:03:29 PM  
End anonymity.  Your name should be matched with a valid credit card (easiest) or some other document for the purposes of name verification.
 
2021-11-20 3:04:18 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Joe USer: If a reliable third party wanted to actually verify people and issue certificates for a small fee, that could be a good business opportunity.

Doesn't even need Twitter, really, so long as there's a way to have a static section of your page point to the authentication site along with their ID code for you.

What would you want in that, though?  City, name, sex, approximate age?  I'd think you'd want to be able to present as little or as much as you choose to reveal, and have that be how 'identified' you are.  And of course if you share a name with a celebrity, it'd be reasonable to have a mandatory "NOT this person" field.


Oh, I'm sure we could make this all much better if we added blockchain.    Twitter will go there eventually.  The crypto techdorks will insist on it.  So they can turn twitter accounts into NFTs and track providence of tweets, and many other useless things that they will tell everyone they need.
 
2021-11-20 3:17:36 PM  

dbaggins: Oh, I'm sure we could make this all much better if we added blockchain.


If there's ever something that should have remained an interesting bit of math rather than an implementation, that's it.  Such a horribly impractical solution with all the real-world cases covered better than a blockchain ever could.

But a simple 'prove I am who I say I am with an unforgeable signature backed by a trusted authority' isn't the worst idea.  That's a simple cryptography algorithm and a web site.
 
2021-11-20 4:25:23 PM  

synithium: End anonymity.  Your name should be matched with a valid credit card (easiest) or some other document for the purposes of name verification.


Says the guy posting under an obviously fake name.
 
2021-11-20 5:22:27 PM  
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2021-11-20 5:45:54 PM  

synithium: End anonymity.  Your name should be matched with a valid credit card (easiest) or some other document for the purposes of name verification.


oh yeah real names on Facebook cleaned that place right up.
 
2021-11-20 5:48:04 PM  
The process seems a bit arbitrary, as Fubuki still hasn't been verified despite trying many times, but Watame is verified. Twitter may have rules but there must be a lot of gaps for "personal judgement" in them.
Fubuki found Watame already got Official Twitter Mark while she's sending for 2nd request [Hololive]
Youtube NRxt6UKDW7A
 
2021-11-20 6:40:38 PM  

Bowen: [Fark user image 425x115]


Pass.


I wonder if Twitter would allow you to choose a screen name that ends with ☑?  That guy had a frog emoji so why not? Might fool people into thinking you're verified.
 
2021-11-20 6:41:59 PM  
Huh, Fark displayed that as a blue square, but after clicking Add Comment turned it into a black and white box.
 
2021-11-20 9:52:30 PM  

PoweredByIrony: but I really miss saxophone solos in the middle of songs. fark off, autocorrect.


Get out of here, ya farking beatnik!
 
2021-11-21 2:36:38 AM  

dbaggins: Oh, I'm sure we could make this all much better if we added blockchain.    Twitter will go there eventually.  The crypto techdorks will insist on it.  So they can turn twitter accounts into NFTs and track providence of tweets, and many other useless things that they will tell everyone they need.


Definitely. Everything will get better with crypto.

/Except for all the things the crypto techdorks claim will get better with crypto
 
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