Big thump ups to Linda Ikeji as she continue to strive for success in all what she does. You better love her or hate her? Linda Ikeji owns Africa’s most popular news and gossip platform called Linda Ikeji Blog.
Few days ago, noted Blogger Linda Ikeji announced the launches of her Facebook’s style of social networking platform called ” Linda Ikeji Social “ and that platform has hit 86k registered members in just few five days of its launch – though Linda Ikeji says and sees Mark Zuckerberg’ Facebook platform as her biggest competition for her ” LIS” platform.
Linda Ikeji recently had a chat with CNN, where she discuss her new platform and her dream of seeing Linda Ikeji Social becomes the new Facebook in the next 5 years.
See excerpts below.
On the need for her platform : About 30-40 million Nigerians are now online, and they go through so many sites. They go to Facebook for connecting with friends. They come to my blog to read the news. They buy and sell things and go to places like Nairaland where they exchange opinions.
On the growth : Facebook is my competition.
On how the monetization works: Once they have 50,000 followers on their page, we will automatically start monetizing it. That means we will put our client’s banners on the page and pay you a commission from what they pay us. Being on social networking sites make the (site) owners billionaires. You being on our site will make us money, but at the same time we will share some of that money with you.
On her critics: There are people who are jealous, because they don’t understand how somebody can be so successful at something so many others are trying to do. They may not agree with the way I do stuff. They will criticize and show their opinion, which is fine with me.