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Social news website Mothership brings home discussion on Singapore

Published on Feb 3, 2014 8:10 AM
The crew are (from left) executive director Lien We King, director Edwin Ramesh, editor Belmont Lay, administrative staff Tan Wei Fen, editors Martino Tan and Jonathan Lim, and intern Sally Ong. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

A social news website that wants to get more young people talking and learning about Singapore has relaunched to cope with high traffic. is styled in the mould of popular American site Buzzfeed. It has four full-time staff, former foreign minister George Yeo as a contributor and is backed by a social enterprise chaired by civil service veteran Philip Yeo.

They first went online last August and their first story - "48 reasons why you still feel for Singapore" - crashed the server for two hours as it was shared so widely.

They recently upgraded to a new server and the site was relaunched to increase story contributions and reach out to more online.

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