It's the little blue tick on the account that insinuates fame: rock stars, actors, politicians and other well known people often have their Twitter accounts 'verified' by Twitter.
But how does this happen?
"Twitter proactively verifies accounts on an ongoing basis to make it easier for users to find who they’re looking for," according to this guidance [given by Twitter](https://support.twitter.com/articles/119135-faqs-about-verified-accounts).
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