December 7, 2022

Twitter’s Blue Check: Vital Check or Status Symbol? | app

Twitter’s history of blue checkmarks – a simple verification system that has become an elite status symbol – began with high-profile impersonations, just as the site began to take off in 2008 and 2009.

Among the celebrities who had their likenesses impersonated were Kanye West, now Ye, basketball star Shaquille O’Neil and actor Evan McGregor, who also impersonated a hugely popular website called… MySpace.

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