MSN and Yahoo quickly jumped on board. Technocrati started an official Draft Specification for the new “standard”.
Livejournal, Movable Type, Blogger, WordPress, and wikipedia were among som leading blog software creators and community sites which quickly gave their support to the initiative. Serendipity developers created a plugin to allow the blog owners to implement this functionality, but issued an open statement to Google in opposition of the new “standard”.
noNofollow.net was fired up to oppose the nofollow scheme and listed 12 reasons why it will not work. www.linkcondom.com put up their humorous interpretation of the no follow tag. Other prominant figures such as Mark Pilgrim voiced doubt over the effectiveness of the scheme.
Whether you are for or against the nofollow tag, it will be a round for a while. A simple tweak of the default Firefox stylesheet allow users to highlight “nofollow” links. More information here, and an indepth explaination here.