If you’ve ever been on Twitter, you might have noticed these little things called “Verified Twitter Accounts.” According to the website, these are accounts that have “establish[ed] authenticity of identities of key individuals and brands on Twitter.” In other words, if you are who you say you are, you can be verified by @verified. Here are a few accounts that are a little sketchy:
1. Michael Jackson @michaeljackson
Apparently his Thriller music video was based on a true story. Someone be on the look out for a Michael Jackson zombie walking around.
2. Captain America @CaptainAmerica
Captain America just came out of the 1940s. I’m not even sure he could work a cellphone let alone a twitter account. I think @Iron_Man has been hacking.
3. Angry Birds @AngryBirds
Please, everyone knows that birds can’t tweet.
4. Spongebob @Spongebob
Oh so my IPhone gets a drop of water on it and it explodes, but Spongebob can use his in a pineapple under the sea and it works fine. I’m not buying it.
5. Buzz Aldrin @TheRealBuzz
Everyone knows he faked the moon landing, so who knows if he’s faking this.
6. Yahoo Maps @yahoomaps
This one is actually extremely odd. 85 followers, not following anyone, and never tweeted a thing. I guess Yahoo maps learned from Apple and gave up before it even began.
7. Elvis Presley @ElvisPresley
Not sure why he’s on this list…although it is surprising that he would tweet while he’s so deep undercover.
8. Curiosity Rover @MarsCuriosity
This one is just as probable as Spongebob. If I can’t get reception when I go through a tunnel, do you really expect me to believe this little guy gets reception on Mars? If so, I’m switching to the NASA network.
9. Myspace @Myspace
Please, we all know this doesn’t exist anymore. Zuckerberg’s just playing with us.
10. Verified Accounts @verified
You have 4 tweets (as of this posting) and yet you have over 1,000,000 followers. Do you really expect me to believe this is legit?
Have any other sketchy verified accounts? Post them in the comments below!
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