Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has launched today the beta version of a non-profit social network called Jumo.
Rumors were that Chris was onto launching a social network in March. After the initial launch the website was just bearing Chris’ initial mission:
[to] bring together everyday individuals and organizations to speed the pace of global change. We connect people to the issues, organizations, and individuals relevant to them to foster lasting relationships and meaningful action.
After 8 months from that launch, Mashable today reported that the website has now launched in its beta form. According to the information by Chris Hughes, the site now has 3500 organizations, offering projects for people to follow and there is more waiting in the bag.
For now to login to Jumo, you require a Facebook account but they have promised of keeping a separate account system in future. These are some of the screenshots Neowin was able to grab after signup, despite the initial downtime of Jumo:
Jumo seems to be on the similar lines of Facebook with its Like buttons, with a twist of social cause. What do you think is the future of new social networks like Diaspora and Jumo? Will they gather enough attention and userbase to be a success?