Jumo: Facebook for Social Good

One of the founders of Facebook and director of online organizing for the Obama presidential campaign, Chris Hughes, has launched a new social media site for social good.

Jumo, which is in beta and requires a Facebook account to sign up, is aimed at doing for charities and donors “what Yelp did for restaurants,” the New York Times reported Hughes as saying. It is not aimed at soliciting donations, says Hughes, but connecting people and organizations by cause.

Here’s a video interview of Hughes talking about what Jumo is, and why it is:

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