Earlier this month, the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, helped some of his fellow Star Trek actors get verified on Twitter.
Traditionally reserved for celebrities, journalists, and notable media personalities, the blue “verified” checkmark is used to help users differentiate between real accounts and imposters. It is sought after by many users as a mark of authenticity or to signify popularity.
Shatner, who has more than 2 million followers on Twitter, noticed that some actors from the various Star Trek series had yet have the check appear beside their usernames.
After contacting the popular micro-blogging company, Shatner was able to help Patrick Stewart from The Next Generation, Robert Duncan McNeill and Robert Picardo from Voyager, and Nana Visitor from Deep Space Nine get verified.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 10, 2015
— Robbie McDunc (@RobertDMcNeill) February 12, 2015
@WilliamShatner Thanks Bill! Also verified: I opened last night in Enter Laughing:The Musical at the Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills!
— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) February 12, 2015
— Nana Visitor (@NanaVisitor) February 12, 2015
The accounts I've asked to be verified are known to me and SHOULD have been verified. I am not going to abuse the system. I'm not Engadget.;)
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 12, 2015
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