This weekend, Verified Twitter user William Shatner went on a rant on Twitter, about Twitter. His issue: People he has deemed "nobodies" getting verified on the social media platform—the coveted blue checkmark, he believes, should only be for famouses like himself. Kind of like how murder charges work...
His main target that spurred this whole thing is Engadget’s social media manager John Colucci, who is Verified but not Famous—you see, sometimes even if you aren't in a movie you get this distinction, most often this happens when you work for a media outlet.
Shatner also feels that some jobs are "unimportant," unlike his job shilling for Priceline.
Shatner feels wronged, and starts to plan a Revolution:
Maybe I need to request to be unverified? Who wants to be part of a broken system that folks can pay $ or reward cronies while others wait?— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 22, 2014
At press time, Shatner is still Tweeting about it, and is still Verified.