When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Google+ working on Twitter-esque verification system

At three weeks old and 10 million users, Google's social network has already accomplished more than its previous attempts. In fact, just today the company's Google+ iOS application was released. And though the project is still in invitation-only beta stages and has been marked a successful attempt, Google is still hoping to create validation for the social network by wrangling in Hollywood socialites.

The search giant is writing up a "celebrity acquisition plan," according to emails obtained by CNN. Part of this "acquisition plan" would be verifying that accounts are owned by actual celebrities rather than fanatics (or otherwise) trying to impersonate them. As such, it could feature a button very similar to Twitter's verified stamp on Google+ profile pages.

How Google would technically verify celebrities individually is still a work in progress; the company weighed out an option to have a celebrity send them a fax copy of his or her driver's license. The much more viable option, however, is that Google will work with talent agencies who would file requests directly with them on celebrities' behalf.

If this is the case, Google seems to be taking a much more streamlined and personal direction with Google+, like Twitter, than Facebook has. Currently, artists can sign up for Like Pages on Facebook but keep their accounts separate and private as an entirely different entity.

A Google spokesperson declined to comment.

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Fallout: New Vegas receives third downloadable pack

Previous Article

Red Faction: Armageddon DLC now available

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

7 Comments - Add comment