Not Sure If It’s Really Them? Google+ to Verify Celeb Accounts

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – More and high-profile people are starting to appear on Google’s new social network Google+. Such celebrities include the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, William Shatner, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and more.

You probably remember looking at profiles on other social sites in the past (including Twitter and MySpace) and wondering, “Is that really them?” Well just like Twitter uses a “Verified” feature to ensure the authenticity of celebrity accounts to users, Google+ is about to do the same thing, according to a report from CNN.

While it’s not really a surprising move, it’s definitely one that makes sense. Who wants to follow a fake account that posts meaningless spam? Also, what celebrity wants people ripping off their likeness anyhow?

In other news, recent reports had indicated that a Google+ account belonging to Star Trek legend William Shatner had been suspended. However, the account was restored. It remains unclear why the incident occurred. However, it could be related to questioned account authenticity.

The social network is still operating in limited capacity. However, reports have indicated that Google+ has reached 10 million users. Google launched the social network late last month.