It was really exciting to launch twitter account verification service sometime back which was our first step in ensuring that you can own your own identity in social networks like Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Myspace and Orkut .Twitter account verification process is hassle free and easy. We are using dynamic knowledge-based authentication (KBA) as part of the verification process to verify your identity and then it is linked to your Twitter account through a twitter application. One of the celebrities who have used our twitter verification service to put a verified Crederity seal on his genuine twitter profiles is @jimcarrey
We are planning to launch identity verification Linkedin, Facebook, Myspace and Orkut as well soon.
Verifying your twitter account using Crederity is a simple three step process
1. Register with Crederity
2. Verify your identity
3.Connect your twitter account and get a verified seal
We launched it for twitter because the imperosnating issues in twitter was much more than any other service. Twitter is particularly attractive to interact with celebrities and other famous people as we get their updates in real time. But alongside its rising popularity, twitter also brought to light identity crisis issues. Not so long ago, the American rapper, record producer, author and singer Kayne West was heard accusing the portal for having let someone misuse his identity. Dalai Lama surprised the world by tweeting under the name ‘ohhdl‘; only, it turned out to be the prank of an impersonator, leading to the cancellation of the account. There was another instance—the celebrity impersonation of Dr Robert H. Schuller, the famed televangelist.
And then there was the case of Tony La Russa. Manager of St Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball franchise, La Russa is now suing Twitter, claiming that someone is pretending to be him on the site. Tony claims that he had warned Twitter of this fake account and asked them to suspend it, but they took no action. The other side of the story says that Tony, characteristic of him as it is, went ahead and sued the portal without any notice. Whatever the truth is, the damage has been done: to both the individual’s identity and to the portal’s credibility.
This poses a question to the everyday web user. How secure can they be of their identity? How can they defend themselves from their identity being hijacked? We all may not be celebrities, but each individual is unique—and in this day and age, no one can shut themselves from the cyber world.
Fake Twitter users pose a conundrum for the portal. Social networking now assumes a prominent role in the lives of people and there ought to be a concrete solution for such hijackings, which are nothing but identity theft. Such thefts could cost your life much more than a million bucks stolen from your account!
Fake accounts—especially so if it’s in the name of a celebrity (not to mention the thousands of followers)—and impersonators are turning out to be a major threat to twitter users. It can tarnish the image of a person, even that of a common man.
There’s a border line on which people can expect social networking sites to make sure you’re the real person…what with millions of people registering and that is where we hope our service of identity verification will help users like you in certifying the genuinity of your account to tweet away with authority of a Crederity verified seal. If you’re Crederity approved and let your friends and Twitter followers know to look out for your verified seal, your followers can rest assured knowing that you are in fact who you claim to be!
With a dedicated team entirely focused on such fraud issues as identity fraud and impersonation, Crederity is striving to help minimize, and eventually prevent, this identity crisis that Twitter faces today. Do try out our twitter verification service and let us know your feedback.