Good news for verified users: a Twitter for iOS bug makes it look like you have the power to verify anyone you want. All you need to do is simply retweet anybody’s post and and voilà – a blue tick will appear by their name.
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For example, TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive isn’t verified:
But with an RT from our social media guru, Matt Navarra, suddenly it looks like he is:
Unfortunately, the glitch is only visible to the verified user, so
peasants unverified users can’t just convince a celebrity (or yours truly) to verify their accounts. But hey, you could always ask for a screenshot.
The glitch probably won’t last very long, and it only works on iOS. Still, way to feed verified users’ egos even more, Twitter.
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