This is an interesting use of PledgeBank. The current UK government (that was voted in with only 36% of the vote…) is trying to introduce biometric ID cards. Currently in the UK it is perfectly legal to have no form of ID at all and so there is a great deal of opposition from other political parties and the public. The pledge I’m talking about is one that someone called Stef has started:

“I will refuse to register for an ID card but only if 3,000,000 people will sign up”

I think it’s interesting to see how this kind of thing will play out — it’s like petitions, but not showing mere support but also vowing to take similar action if enough of your peers do. Kind of a technological tool for peer pressure.

I’ll be watching this pledge to see how it does. Oh and if you agree, please go pledge yourself!

UPDATE: The original pledge has been replaced with this new one