Twitter's VIP Hot List

Twitter may have just created the newest celebrity hot list: the micro-blogging service has announced that it will provide a verification service to a select few. As The Telegraph reports, Twitter’s new push to confirm its celebrity correspondents is a response to complaints from Tony La Russa, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, who was suing Twitter for unspecified damages after an impersonator tweeted about a dead player. The beta-launch of the verification process will be available to public officials and agencies, famous artists, athletes and other well-known people at risk of impersonation.