Like Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out Verified Pages and Profiles

The coveted blue check mark that indicates you’re a Very Important Person on Twitter is now making its way to Facebook.

You can get verified on Facebook as of Wednesday. But you can’t request a blue badge, as Facebook will verify users and pages as it sees fit. Expect to see celebrities, politicians, big companies, and journalists pop up with blue check marks next to their names.

The badges will show up in search results and in your timeline.

Unless you’re a tabloid staple like Selena Gomez, the new badges probably won’t affect you in the slightest.

Being verified probably won’t change much for Facebook’s Chosen Ones, either. On Twitter, the badges are useful because fake accounts proliferate–some are very obviously and intentionally ridiculous, while others offer much more subtle impersonations. But because Facebook is so much more personalized, it’s a little more difficult to actually fake an account. That’s not to say Facebook fraud never happens, of course. You can report a fake account (even if you’re not a verified VIP) if someone is pretending to be you.


Twitter doesn’t accept verification requests, either, but that doesn’t stop people from issuing desperate pleas to @Verified. Maybe Facebook users will also wage campaigns for verification.

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Selena Gomez latest Radio Interview reveals two updates on her personal life!

Over the weekend, Selena Gomez provided fans with two updates on her personal life:

  1. She is going to be a big sister. (Yup her mom is pregnant, Picture Below)
  2. She is not dating Justin Bieber.

What other takeaway can one have from the singer’s interview Friday on Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning, in which she was asked if she were “completely available in every way” if a guy asked her to get ice cream?

Selena’s simple reply? “Yep!”

“By the way,” Gomez added with a smile, “that would be awesome if someone asked if I wanted ice cream, because that would be cool.”

Gomez and Bieber split in late 2012, but rumors of a reconciliation spread last month after she visited him in Norway and the pair were caught kissing.

But the reunion appears to have been fleeting and anything but long-lasting. So go ahead and smile, Beliebers. Your man is still single.