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New Update from Jumo

Some months ago we mentioned the new social enterprise start-up by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, called Jumo. Those of us that signed up have received an update from him today after some months of relative silence.

Chris claimed to have received over 60,000 people connecting with Jumo on their own site and across the web. Unsurprisingly the majority have been asking two questions:

What are you guys actually building? and How can I help?

Jumo is planning on using the next few months to build an online network that fosters relationships between individuals and organizations working for global change. Chris is planning on using social technology to better distribute relevant, timely information and cultivate a sense of responsibility to the causes that are most important to these individuals and organisations.

They want to enable individuals to  find a personally relevant organization and then to stay in constant touch through email, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile applications, not to mention Jumo.com. They believe that in this way people will become increasingly invested and more likely to give your time, skills, or financial support.

Unsurprisingly their top priority is expanding their existing engineering and design team. They are also searching for the best of the best to join us from our offices in New York City. Building a strong, nimble engineering team will be the key to our success.

Late this year, they will launch their beta product to the world and begin to build this network in pursuit of global change.

It sounds a little like the Irish online community Ammado. On its website Ammado says that it is “dedicated to creating heroes by empowering people to make a difference. ammado connects nonprofits, socially responsible companies and engaged individuals in a unique environment of shared interests and supplies the tools necessary to support online campaigning, fundraising, engagement and communication.”

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  1. May 18, 2010 at 08:29

    It will be very interesting to see how Jumo works and what impact it makes when it eventaually gets going. I have to say, I’m starting to feel a bit ‘left behind’ with social/ business networking sites. Whilst I’m a member of 3 of them I’m finding it difficult to utilise them to their potential. Yes i know this is a sign of getting older….. but I would like to understand the potential of these for social enterprises and our business in particular. I probably need some training!

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