One of Nigeria’s most popular and controversial bloggers, Linda Ikeji took the bull by the horn by launching a social media app, Linda Ikeji Social [LIS].
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A few months back when Linda announced the launch of something big, people thought it was going to be a TV show, recording studio or some other thing outside a social network.
Well, Linda Ikeji Social is here and it is a combination of blogging, advertising and connecting with friends [more like combining Facebook, LindaIkejisblog.com, and Jiji].
LIS was launched on Tuesday, November 1 and so far some people have successfully booked an account with the app.
How LIS Works
Just like every other social app, you have to create a LIS account to get started by visiting the site. You can also connect via your Facebook account and set up your bio and location.
You can invite friends via Facebook, Email, and Gmail and also update your status regularly just like in Facebook and Instagram.
One of the most anticipated features is that of posting your own stories and getting paid for it, [N1,000 per story] and most Nigerians can not wait to maximize that function, even though the pay is quite small.
Linda Ikeji Social
So far, there’s been a lot of drama around the LIS app as most people complained about the accessibility and functionality of the app.
From the issue of trying to log in after several failed attempts, to the issue of entering digits of phone number, and the concern of the site crashing due to too much traffic, LIS app users are skeptical about the sustainability of the app.
As at the time of this post, the site was temporarily unavailable, thus confirming the genuity of the complaints.
However, this may be the best thing to happen to Nigeria tech world and is not likely to pack up completely like most people postulate. For starters, the site already has some users signed up just a few hours after it was launched.
Linda Ikeji has built an empire on her blog that will help drive the use of LIS and of course petty writers would love to grab that pay no matter how meager it is.
Nonetheless, let’s hear from the horse’s mouth about this new revolution of hers that is rocking the internet across Africa.