Not Verified? Here’s The Twitter View From Where I’m Sitting

So you aren’t verified on Twitter. Don’t worry. There is still time — unlike for Congress to fund the government. But I digress.

Anyway, what you might not have known is that if you are verified, you get access to a neat filter option inside the Interactions tab of Twitter’s web interface. It allows you to see only interactions with your account that come from other verified users. It’s essentially a way to hang out only in the cool kids’ club. And it’s great.

Here are three screenshots of my Twitter interaction feed, taken back to back. First, the normal, noisy interaction feed that is labeled “All”:

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I had just asked a question, so the influx was heavy with people I know and people I don’t know. Now, let’s see what the “Filtered” option looks like:

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Okay so a number of @ messages have been culled, enough that we can now see favorites as far back as eight minutes.

Now, to the final tier — the “Verified” filter tab:

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A whole new world! So that’s that: Twitter from the verified perspective.

Top Image Credit: Shawn Campbell