Identity-verification badge on Google Plus

Posted by David Khoirul

Google Plus badge for celebritiesPeople mock Google for trying to mimic Twitter. On Saturday, its social network service, Google Plus, rolled out a new verification badge program. Celebrities, public figures and those who have big influences to a large number of people in their circles can verify their identities with a small banner and a check mark located next to their names.

"“We’'re working on expanding this to more folks," said Wen-Ai Yu, a Google+ team member. ”As to how exactly these verifications work, Ai Yu didn't give any further description.

Along with Google's‘ insistence that user accounts be opened under a real name, the program aims to assure people that “the user you’re adding to a circle is really the person you mean to add.”

via CNET

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