Hello Jumo!

25 Sep

It was year 2007 when the co-founder of Facebook decided to leave the now successful SNS and work for the now president of America.

Meet our friend, Chris Hughes.

The man right above, Chris Hughes, was assigned to help Obama’s campaign through new social media. Obviously, we now know the result of online campaign of President Obama.

2010, Chris built a new social networking site called JUMO.

Coming soon!


Jumo, apparently is a “social network to connect people who want to change the world.”

According to an interview with Chris, he wanted to use the Internet in a more meaningful way to facilitate action for the betterment of our world.

“We’re missing a fundamentally important technology that connects passionate people to the right organizations working for global change in a sustainable, long-term, and results-oriented way. That’s the gap that I want to fill,” said Chris.

He will fill that gap through Jumo which will unite all change makers in one SNS. Here we are again with a new social networking site, what’s next? I just wish that Jumo will achieve its purpose and wouldn’t be like another fad people will join in.

Jumo, or the use of social media for promoting common good and social , has been proven to initiate the “talking” about the issues or challenges we are facing but do online social groups take the talk to the real world? Do they take real action beyond those computers? I certainly hope that this Jumo or the next online social tool will facilitate action that will really help the world, the REAL world.

Online organizing starts with the message just like a conversation. People have to understand the cause of the project and the organizers must be able to reach the target audience and send the key message through a medium where action will be generated. There are many efforts to help the earth or change the world but what must we engage in is a project, no matter what medium, that will sustainably generate action from the people. We must be able to invest in good projects and use strategically the technology we have now to offer good for the greater people or hopefully, for our planet.

I hope Jumo understand this. 😛 Have you visited it already? Tell me what you think friends. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Hello Jumo!”

  1. Justine September 30, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    The first thing that came to my mind while reading your blog was “How dumb is he to leave Facebook!” But reading that he wanted to enact change through New Social Media made me think twice about my first thought. Instead of just connecting people, why not connect people who want to change the world? It’s a lot better than connecting housewives who till digital farms. If Jumo succeeds then we can say that NSM is not just for expressing thoughts but also for enacting change.

  2. marievalbuena October 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I haven’t been to the site yet but I’ll definitely make sure to register soon. 🙂 I like how it aims to unite different causes under one SNS. I remember our speech about environmentalism back in 2nd year where we said that the movement is fragmented. That it had so many factions that approached the same problem differently. Variation is always nice, but I think the main purpose of this site would be all about collaboration – uniting causes to work simultaneously and cohesively. Should this prove to be more than another SNS, it would really be able to make a difference in the lives of so many people. 🙂

  3. Jet Tumang October 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Although what he wants to achieve is noble, I am afraid as to how he could try to achieve his goal. Not being too pessimistic, I would like to say that it really isn’t with the site that could bring about change. SNS is free, and anyone could join (unless of course if there is a fee in joining the site). Given this, it really isn’t up to the site to promote change, it is still within the people’s control–and this is pretty much what I learned with SNS, which is the potential of online interactions. Although the site could fuel the change needed, I want to become a devil’s advocate and say that it would really be hard to sustain such goal without of course relying on the online community registered onto the site.

  4. Comm Detective Eric Wong October 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    VERY TRUE! Translating the talk to the walk is really the biggest challenge. And again, just because more talking can be done thanks to the Internet, doesn’t necessarily mean that action will take place. I don’t mean to sound pessimistic about the whole NSW-for-good-change thing; I just mean to say that there is still a lot of work needed out there. And unless we actually step out of our comfort zones to address these issues, all that talk in the Internet will only be but digital trash wrapped in fancy paper.

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