OK, I was with a friend(a die-hard follower of Linda ikejis blog) and he told me that a new social media platform has been launched by Linda Ikeji. Needless to say, I almost tripped and fell while rushing over to the platform.
Well yeah, finally the ” something big” that was advertised on her blog for months has finally arrive. Too bad I didn’t guess that the LIS would stand for Linda Ikeji Social. Call me dumb anyway, I deserve it. OK, so I visited the site, took a cursory look at the structure and I began to wonder why she didn’t call it Linda Ikeji Facebook. Well, nothing bad in being a bit original even when the source code of your website was dubbed from another social platform(Github) by an indigenous Nigerian developer.
Back to what I was saying, I tried signing up, and had to wait for about two hours to get an email verification(must have been due to server overload I suppose). OK, finally I got an account. An account that gives me an identity to read news, comment on the news(forget about commenting with anonymous), post articles on a red facebook-like timeline and stuffs. By the way, what’s all the colour inversion?? Should have used a colour mix and not inverting facebooks’s blue to red😐
There is some sort of an online store on LIS. Just a bunch of fancy fashion items and phones that are arranged on the right. The items are still few anyway. Checked yesterday and today, same number. Work in progress sha. Is Linda dreaming of engaging her ever loyal follows in the huge world of e-commerce by launching a social e-commerce platform?? Nice try.
I got an excerpt from Linda saying during the launching that she got the inspiration after a few of her followers said the visited only her blog and Facebook everyday. And just as the old saying goes: “Give them what the want and you’ll get all you need”. So voom! a Linda Ikeji’s Facebook was created.
Linda Ikeji made it known that the platform will share its ad revenue with users, which is a very nice way of attracting people to the platform. The platform pays users who submit unique articles and will also display client ads on user pages that have massive followers on the platform. These are very good ideas, but time will determine for sure. For now the only sure way of making money is by gathering as many followers until you hit 100 to grab the N20,000 prize or just work on writing eye-witness stories for 1k per approved story. Getting 50,000 likes on an LIS page now is way out of the question. But just in case you got the zeal, you get about 20% of ad revenues. Currently there’s is a very serious stampede for followers on LIS. Everyone is just commenting with ” follow4follow” turning the whole thing into some sort of affiliate marketing. I wonder what will happen when the initial excitement fades off and people get back to doing what theu were doing on Facebook. Hmmm😐😐😐
Right now, much of the news on LIS comes from Linda Ikeji, and the engagement on LIS is much more, thanks to all the ‘follow me back’ comments. Until Nigerians stop that nonsense, I will just prefer the funny, well directed comments on the blog.
Well, the new platform has got some tech gurus talking, and there is the question of “what will become of the platform on the long run?” Will it become another success story or will it… Well for now, I’m sure of one thing, it will be difficult for it to fail. The platform wasnt built from scratch and it’s banking on the contribution of linda’s massive followers.
Alright, that’s it for this post on what I think about LIS, comment your ideas and opinions. Have a nice day! Come back here! Before you go follow me to the other room on LIS @ https://www.lindaikejisocial.com/profile/view/ebube-emeka 😂😂😂
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