Whether you've been recently verified on Twitter and have been for a long time now, you know that it means something on the popular micro-blogging social platform. But the importance of that coveted blue tick by your Twitter profile name is best known to some people working for the social network – and it's not just because they are the brains behind the idea.
For so long, there has been an intermittent debate regarding why most Twitter employees, including the company's CTO, product lead, head of engineering team among others, haven't got a verified badge. While it's widely known that Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey has got a verified profile (no surprises there), but the same privilege was not extended to his own mother (that's a surprise).
You'll find articles on Quora about why Twitter employees' accounts are not verified, subsequently tweets on the same topic. From what we've learned, Twitter had a rule to not verify its own employees and if someone joined Twitter with a verified account, they'd have to give up the blue badge.
It may sound ironical, but that's just how it is. But all of that has changed and Twitter employees are finally verified on the micro-blogging social networking site. Jack Dorsey's mother, Marcia Dorsey, also got the blue tick by her profile name.
In the company's official terms, a Verified Account is "currently used to establish the authenticity of identities of key individuals and brands on Twitter." This helps to prevent impersonation of internet celebrities and helps fans connect with the authentic account instead of a fake one.
After finally getting verified on Twitter, Marcia Dorsey tweeted her gratitude.
Similarly, accounts of the following Twitter employees have been verified as well:
Parag Agrawal – CTO at Twitter
Kayvon Beykpour – Product lead at Twitter
Mike Montano – Lead at Twitter's engineering team
Leslie Berland – CMO + People at Twitter
Vijaya Gadde – Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead at Twitter
David Gasca – Product manager at Twitter
Well, it's better late than never. Congrats team Twitter.