Sammie Okposo excitedly tweeted this afternoon to his fans - "I'm proud to announce that I'm now Twitter verified..."
A hearty congratulations to him!!!
About Twitter Verification (Twitter.com):
Twitter proactively verifies accounts on a regular basis to make it easier for users to find who they’re looking for. We concentrate on highly sought users in music, television, government, politics, religion, journalism, fashion, media, advertising, business and other categories where people might be highly visible. We verify qualified business partners and individuals who are at high risk of impersonation, such as celebrities and politicians.
Verification makes it clear to our users, and others on the Internet who can view your Twitter feed, that the Tweets being posted to your account are really coming from you. When you’re verified, we put a blue badge with a check mark next to your @username. All accounts with this badge have been checked and authenticated by Twitter.