Hi WebNewser readers - we're now a part of mediabistro's SocialTimes.com, bringing you breaking news, guides & tips from the Web world.

Twitter Adds Verified Accounts

BayNewser’s got the latest on Twitter’s move to ‘Verified Accounts.’

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced the feature for celebrity tweeters on the Twitter blog Saturday. The account will contain a seal indicating authenticity.

“The experiment will begin with public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation,” wrote Stone on the company blog.

The program is currently in beta version, and will expand as Twitter receives more feedback.

Stone also responded to the Tony La Russa lawsuit. More on BayNewser.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!