If you frequent Twitter to keep track of your favorite famous people, you know that the real celebs are those who have a Verified Account badge in their profile. This appears in only one place (top right corner above the Name of the user) and will click-through to this page. This is a beta feature from Twitter to prevent identity theft and confusion. Indian film-stars like Priyanka Chopra and Genelia D’Souza have verified Twitter accounts. But in the variety of Twitter users and usernames, it is hard to find verified accounts of your favorite kind of celebrity.
However, in a bid to make fans’ lives easier, the folks at Twitter have made an account that follows and lists all the Twitter Verified Accounts in one place. This account, aptly named verifiedis itself a Verified Account and has quite a few lists of Verified Accounts. From Olympians to Soccer to Technology to Entertainment, there is a list for mostly everything that would make a person famous. Wonderfully useful, following any of these lists allows you to see the updates in real time.
Many Indian celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bacchan do not have a Verified Account because this feature is still in Beta. However, that will change in the near future. Nevertheless, the list for cricket caught my eye (mostly because it was following a single person). It seems that IPL Chairman Lalit K Modi is on Twitter, and is pretty active!
Of course, if you have forgotten what Twitter lists are, or how to create one, Techie Buzz is at your service!