Twitter to Replace Account Verification System with Something New

    September 29, 2010
    Chris Crum

There have been several pieces of interesting news regarding Twitter. For one, the company stopped verifying accounts, as it has done for celebrities and companies  for some time. The company is working on a new system to replace this. 

Details about this new system remain a mystery, but Twitter says it will be better. The company’s support team posted the following tweet (hat tip: The Next Web):

We’re closing the account Verification program to build a better system for users. Check our Help Center for updates: Sep 28 17:39:21 via web

As expected, Twitter announced the launch of "Promoted Accounts" as a new way to monetize the service. They didn’t say when the feature would become available, however. 

The new design of is now available for more people. I’ve got it switched on, and so far I’m liking it for those times I actually use as opposed to some other app to access the service. Twitter wants to see how big of an impact the new design has on user engagement from the site itself. 

Twitter is also shutting down its @earlybird account, which was designed to provide exclusive deals for advertisers.