Singapore — If you live in Singapore you are probably aware of the comic strips your friends have been flooding your Facebook newsfeed with.
It’s a new social media app called Bitstrips, and it allows user to design comic versions of themselves, depicting their lives in a strip with characters and scenes of their choosing.
Users can also include their friends in their comic strips and create a fictional virtual life through them.
The app’s Facebook page was launched last year, and was recently made downloadable for smartphones and running on both iOS and Android.
Possibly the first Singaporean to use the app was Leslie Chew, who was charged this year when authorities discovered four of his political comic strip “Demon-cratic Singapore” posted on his Facebook page to be in contempt of court, according to reports.
The charges were dropped after Chew took the comics down and publicly apologized.
He was quoted as saying he hoped more people would use the app to highlight social and political issues.
One user commented that “Bitstrips are a big hit on Facebook.”
Bitstrips is based in Toronto, Canada, and their website says they now have 11 million unique users, 55 million bitstrips shared, and 3 billion viewed.