Soon You Too Can Get An Official Blue Tick On This Social Media Platform
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and made its debut in the world in July of that year. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.
The blue check mark distinction of twitter is a sign of recognition among Twitter users. The feature was initially introduced in 2009, was bestowed primarily on celebrities, athletes and public figures to check impersonators. Later, the badge was rolled out to journalists and other users.
Originally intended for users to distinguish between the real and parody Twitter accounts of high profile celebrities, the blue checkmark became a symbol of credibility and status. But worry no more because Twitter is soon coming up with a way where all its users can feel special too.
Basically social media platform Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk who can prove their identity. However, some reports have stated that to obtain a verified check mark, users have to apply with a reason for why they need one.
All in all this Twitter move is to open verification and to do it in such a manner that’s scalable, where people can verify more facts about themselves, and The social media platform Twitter don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias toward any of its user on its part.
CEO Jack Dorsey revealed in a Periscope stream on Thursday that the company is working on a policy to expand its blue verification checkmark to all its users. It could be a little while off until everyone gets a checkmark.
This recent statement of Dorsey came into attention after he recently admitted that the verification is “broken” on the platform and a small team under Twitter product director Gasca has been tasked to rethink how the verification system works.
The CEO of Twitter didn’t really give in the details offer up any details on what the new verification system would look like, however, Gasca did offer some explanation by saying that the future of verification may look to “increase context,” to help users interpret their message based on who they are.
He explained his statement by giving an example of a basketball player, and how the additional context in verification will aid readers in understanding their comments about another sport.Dorsey said the company’s priority is verification around candidates in the 2020 U.S. election, to ensure people see credibility on the platform.