Saturday, August 20, 2011

Google+ Release Verified Account Tag For Public Figures And Celebs

Google+ has started rolling out "Verified name" tag/badge for the user profiles, verifying them as genuine.

To make ensure the real name policy of Google+ is followed and taken seriously by the users, Google+ makes an statement via issuing the badge. This effort will also help Google+ to reduce the number of spams on the network.

Wen-Ai Yu from Google informed users about the update in a post on Google+. She said "We’re starting to roll out verification badges on profiles so you can be sure the person you’re adding to a circle is who they claim to be."

She also said "For now, we’re focused on verifying public figures, celebrities, and people who have been added to a large number of Circles, but we’re working on expanding this to more folks."

She also posted a video to show users how the "Verification Badges" look like.

Watch the video here:

Google has been suspending account of users whom profile name does not goes with the policy. Many of the celebs were issued the "verified name" tag.

Still were are not sure how Google+ is issuing the tag.
Many of the blogs posted pointing out that many of the celebs and public figures like Mark Zuckerberg, Kevin Rose and Tom Anderson were not issues the tag.

Why so? Mark has one of most number of followers(around 469014) on Google+, still not badge for him?

There are lot of questions to be answered about the policy. Are you satisfied with this roll-out from Google+?

Please share your views with us.