Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Facebook To Launch Verified Accounts

Facebook To Launch Verified Accounts
After the huge success of Facebook Timeline view .The next Good move Facebook is going to make is start allowing popular public figures to verify their accounts and adopt a Short Nick name of their choice, instead of their birth name, according to TechCrunch. It will definately help the celebrities as Figures with verified accounts will get increased prominent placement in Facebook's "People to Subscribe To" suggestions.

Users with verified accounts will still have their birth names appearing on their profile page; so Facebook's policy that users sign up with their real names, is still upheld. It's an innovative way to ensure that people are subscribing to true public personalities and not The fake ones as it causes havoc around.

Apparently,The crietria will be that any random individual can't volunteer or ask Facebook to be verified - one has to be explicitly chosen. The users will need to submit an image of a government-issued photo ID, which automatically gets deleted after verification.Facebook will manually approve any alternative names that may be provided by the user to make sure that the stage names, pen names are in fact, authentic.

One drawback that TechCrunch pointed out though, is that unlike Twitter, Facebook accounts, wouldn't display a badge that they are approved accounts - this could lessen Facebook's ability to guide users.

At the same time, Facebook is introducing its Timeline profile pages to various brands this month in the United States, as reported by AdAge. Facebook declined to comment on when the said product would be launched. But they did say that it would still have the same concepts as the Timeline of today. 

 source : TechCrunch


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