by Sam Levin
St. Louis residents Marcia and Tim Dorsey would like to get "verified" on Twitter through the website's official badge of authenticity (that little blue check next to a user's name).
Twitter generally reserves those verifications for well-known movie stars, politicians, athletes, etc. -- but these two are arguably quite deserving.
After all, they're the grandparents of Twitter.
That's right: Marcia and Tim, the parents of Twitter cofounder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, would like the site to verify their accounts.
And they're tweeting up a storm to promote the cause!
After all, Jack only has one dad!!
@verified you should verify me I'm jack's dad.— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013
Still, maybe Tim and Marcia need a full-on Twitter campaign to make it happen -- that is, if their son is not going to pull a few strings for them:
Twitter I'm not @verified....Should I be?— Marcia Dorsey (@marciadorsey) April 9, 2013
Continue for more on the Dorseys...and Mayor Francis Slay's tweet in support.Thankfully, the Dorseys got the support of Mayor Francis Slay, who knows the Dorsey family. He tweeted a direct (and kinda poetic!) plea to Jack:
Might have to dock Jack (the billionaire)'s allowance!h/t @publiceyestl: