Wojtek Kwiatkowski was born in 1954 in Warsaw, Poland and graduated from Warsaw University of Technology in a field of Architecture. During his student years he was a dressage rider. Nowadays he is an author and a publisher of books about Arabians breeding all over the world.
Facebook will finally introduce a verified-account feature for personalities today, although their real namesmust still be used when they sign up, but it differs from those of Twitter and Google Plus in one major way: Users will not see any kind of badge or other graphic indicating that the account is verified.
TechCrunchreported that verified users’ real names will still appear on the about page of their profiles, and that they have options for the way their names are displayed on the profile, offering up Lady Gaga as an example: Her name could appear as “Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga),” or simply as “Lady Gaga,” with “Stefani Germanotta” appearing on the about page.
Verified accounts will enjoy priority in Facebook’s suggestions of users to subscribe to.
Potentially verified users will not be offered a method of applying; Facebook will initiate the process starting today with a notification on profiles that have a large number of subscribers. (Editor’s note: I received a prompt to validate my account when I had about 66,200 subscribers.)
They will have to provide images of official, government-issued IDs, which the social network will delete after verification. Those users must also submit their alternative names, which Facebook must approve.
Our take: Today’s move by Facebook is long overdue, but the lack of any sort of badge or graphic to let users know that personalities’ profiles are authentic is puzzling. One of the first things we look for when searching for personalities’ Twitter accounts is the check mark that signifies that the account is verified, and we see no reason why Facebook wouldn’t include something similar.
Friends have kvetched that they’ve received notifications about comments, only to click on the link and discover no such post.
I’ve replied that most likely the commenter deleted his or her comment. Yet some insist that’s not the case and that they’re seeing a rise in notifications of nonexistent comments.
I still think these are most likely deletions that may be occurring more frequently. The issue may be that Facebook needs to upgrade notifications to disappear after someone deletes a comment or other post.
The site probably needs to add a note about this phenomenon to the help center, which currently doesn’t say anything about notifications leading to things that have probably been deleted.
So I thought I’d ask all of you, readers, what you’re seeing on this front. Please participate in our simple poll below and elaborate on your experiences by posting in the comments section beneath this post. Check back later to see how others are voting.
Are you seeing more Facebook notifications leading to things that don't exist?