She started blogging when she was 17 years old with no background in journalism or writing experience.
She has been able to launch her own beauty line as well as a clothing line via print on demand.
Her blog began when she had just finished school with no further ideas about what career path to take until she discovered blogging.
Google, on Thursday, Linda Ikeji explained that it does not tolerate the violation of its Terms of Service, which include intellectual property theft, Ccm.net but declined to categorically say that was why it shut down popular Nigerian blog, Linda Ikeji’s Blog.The company said it does not discuss individual accounts.
The company had on Wednesday removed the blog from its Blogger platform days after an intellectual property activist reported the site for copyright infringement.
The firm said practices such as plagiarism diminish the experience of its users but said it would not discuss individual accounts
.”Google is dedicated to offering users the best possible experience across our products,” said Kola-Ogunlade, the company’s communication and public affairs manager for Linda Ikeji Anglophone West Africa when contacted over the deletion of the popular blog. Continue…
“We take violations of policies very seriously as such activities diminish the experience for our users. When we are notified of the existence of content that may violate our Terms of Service, we act quickly to review it and determine whether it actually violates our policies. If we determine that it does, we remove it immediately.”
Linda Ikeji Blog which was hosted by Blogger, a Google-owned blogging platform, was pulled downWednesday following allegations of plagiarism and intellectual property theft.
On Tuesday, in a blog post, Ms. Ikeji accused “cybersquatters and hackers” of trying to bring her blog down.
She pointed a finger directly at Mukhtar Dan’Iyan, the Editor-in-Chief of US-based The 15 Past Eight Media Group, who uses the handle @AyeDee on Twitter.
Ms. Ikeji said Mr. Dan’Iyan was equally guilty of what he accused her of -lifting articles from other websites without permission, and alleged that he owned the domain name lindaikeji.net under an alias, Emmanuel Efremov.
In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, Mr. Dan’Iyan said he had emailed Ms. Ikeji repeatedly about content she lifted from his site before filing a formal DMCA complaint to Google.
A Digital Copyright Millenium Act, DMCA, is an avenue to report content that you would like removed from Google’s services under applicable laws.
According to Mr. Dan’Iyan, Ms. Ikeji had used over 10,000 copyrighted pictures and stories over the past five years without the authorisation of the copyright owners.
He also said “Emmanuel Efremov” was one of the directors in his company.