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Facebook co-founder and former co-ordinator of Barack Obama’s online presidential campaign Chris Hughes has today launched a new social network, with a charitable twist. The project is called Jumo, and after a soft launch in March of this year the site is now officially open for business with more than 3,500 ready and waiting causes for you to support.

Once you’ve connected your Facebook account to the service you must then outline which particular issues you feel strongly about. You’re then able to follow, promote and receive updates from your findings and hopefully take your armchair activism out into the real world.

Speaking at the Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit in New York City earlier this year, Hughes said: “I think that when people click a “˜Like’ button or follow something on Twitter or sign up for an e-mail list, it’s the first statement of support for any interest.”

Jumo follows a growing trend of websites established to drive the internet population into doing good with their spare time. Hughes believes that visitors to his site won’t simply click and forget about it, but hopes for real activism:

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“It doesn’t mean that [people] don’t then go out and do things like knock on doors and go to protests or go to rallies or go volunteer or donate. They do do these things”.

Hughes outlined: “We can make it easier for people to connect with the professionals working in a lot of fields in order to make change happen.”

You can check out Jumo for yourself at Jumo.com. Let us know what you think of the project in the comments.

  1. venkat
    December 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Jumo is no where related to Facebook

  2. spear
    December 3, 2010 at 12:40 am

    It's really good, I like the idea of connecting people to change the world.

  3. Anonymous
    December 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    His name is Chris Hughes... Not Mark

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