Apparently Facebook has finally succumbed and has started the verification of celebrity and other high profile accounts. This will allow the use of nicknames or pseudonyms for people in the public eye.
Twitter has been doing this for a long time and I have appreciated knowing when I am following who I think I am. The difference with the Facebook verification is this – the common people will not be given any indication of the verified account. Twitter puts a checkmark beside the verified name. Facebook does not plan to do this.
So, celebrities can use their stage names and no longer must use their legal name on their account. But we won’t know who the verified accounts are.
The verification process will require uploading an official id such as driver’s license or passport. Or you can upload two other id’s such as a credit card or social security card. I, for one, am not going to upload my private documents to some unknown holding company. I guess that’s why I am not a celebrity.
Not yet, anyway.