Recently I got verified on Twitter. The most notable change in my Twitter experience thus far has been several folks asking some variety of “Hey! I see you have a blue checkmark. What’s up with that?”
It all started several years ago when there was some confusion about the real Slim Shady standing up…
Nah, scratch that.
Anyone can now request to be verified. You go to this page, ensure that you’ve completely filled out your Twitter profile information, provide them with a copy of some photo ID, and give them a short bit of info about you and why you want to be verified.
One perk to being verified is a new filter available when interacting with Twitter via the web: I can filter my notifications/mentions/activity down to only other verified accounts. As more regular folks get verified, this becomes increasingly useful.
Why did I get verified?