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Facebook to launch Verified Accounts

on February 16, 2012 | Facebook | Comments (1)

Similar to Twitter and Google Plus, Facebook is going to be launched Verified Accounts to users with a large number of subscribers.

Whilst Verified Facebook accounts will not get a special badge on the profile, they will show more often as a Suggested Subscription: http://www.facebook.com/subscriptions/suggestions/ – obviously getting special prominence in Facebook’s edgerank algorithm.

A number of official government documents have to be uploaded to Facebook to become verified (similar to verifying a PayPal account).

See screenshot:

Facebook verified accountFacebook will be contacting popular users over the next few days as this product gets started.

The most subscribed person on Facebook is still Mark Zuckerberg – http://www.facebook.com/zuck with over 11.5 million subscribers.


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  • BenG

    Anyone else find this very creepy and unnecessary? I would not bother to do this. Time and time again technology has proven itself vulnerable to hackers – and many people I know (self included) have had their identity stolen or credit card numbers mis-used by others.











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