Digital certification platform MyID.is is taking a crack at offering a way for people to claim their real identity online, in order to be able to prevent ID theft and to verify content they publish on their blogs, social networking accounts, photo & video sharing sites, and so on.
As the article points out, it's an ambitious plan and would require not only users signing up and trusting the service but also tools providers offering identity verification. It's a nascent field but worth a shot. Reminds me of when thawte started out.
MyID.is Now In Public Beta, Aims To Become The Digital Certification Standard