Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has launched his much-buzzed-about social network, “Jumo,” which’s designed to let users find, follow and support the causes important to them, and with 3,500 organizations on board at launch, would-be philanthropists should be able to find and follow something of interest upon joining.
Hughes gave us a walkthrough, upon signing up via Facebook Connect, which lets you easily find friends on the site, you can begin to shape your Jumo experience by figuring out “What You’re Interested In” by way of selecting “Issues.” From the answers to those questions, Jumo suggests a range of projects the user may be interested in following.
You can also sort through Projects by location, finding those close to you, if you’re so inclined.
After getting out of the sign up steps, the user is greeted with a main page very reminiscent of Facebook, right down to your display picture, which’s taken from your Facebook account, to the ”Like” buttons beside posts in an area clearly inspired by Facebook’s News Feed.
The site even features its own “Like” buttons, which allow you to “Like” a news story or video posted by a Project you follow and share that story on your own profile page, which’s basically a feed of your activity on the site. You can also “Like” organization pages via Facebook “Like” buttons, thereby sharing that info with your Facebook friends.
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