Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms

Facebook Verified Accounts LogoFacebook, a service built on real names and real identities, will tomorrow start allowing prominent public figures to verify their accounts and then opt to display a preferred nickname instead of their birth name. Those with verified accounts will gain more prominent placement in Facebook’s “People To Subscribe To” suggestions.

Verified accounts are not a departure from Facebook’s policy that users sign up with their real name, as birth names will still be shown on a user’s profile About page. Instead it’s a way to ensure people don’t subscribe to the public updates of impostors. It will also arm Facebook for its battle with Twitter to control the interest graph.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Something very interesting happened over the weekend, and I thought I would tell you about it. Actually, the really weird thing is that the same incident happened two different times with two different parties involved. As it happened, two different people, who I’m pretty sure do not know each other at all, sort of called […]

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Job Seekers: Are You Smarterer than a 5th Grader?

I am a job seeker. I will be honest. I believe there is a caste system among my job seeking peers. I must say there are a lot of sudras out there when it comes to social media. When I look over a job description, I am looking for something very specialized and specific. My […]

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