|Type of business||Private |
Acquired by GOOD
Type of site
|social network service|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, California|
|Key people||Leor R. (Executive Director)|
|Launched||November 30, 2010|
Jumo was a social network service and website launched on November 30, 2010, to index charities so that people can find and evaluate them. Jumo was founded by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. On August 17, 2011 he announced Jumo was merging with the GOOD organization, providing a social engagement platform to complement their magazine content.
On August 17, 2011, Jumo announced that it had been acquired by the GOOD, a collaborative magazine and event media company headquartered in Los Angeles, USA. The company blog states the purpose to be "to create a powerful online content and social engagement platform". One of the reasons behind that acquisition is believed to be that Jumo's platform was not receiving the level of user traffic it has anticipated to grow itself.
Two months after being acquired by GOOD, Jumo announced the release of their entire code base into the public domain on October 5, 2011. With this release, the company said that "the community will have access to functionality that enables users to create and curate content and actions around more than 250 issue areas, from human trafficking to childhood obesity".
- Jenna Wortham (2010-11-30). "2010 A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network Focused on Charities". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Brenna Ehrlich (2010-12-01). "Facebook Co-Founder Launches Social Network for Social Good, Jumo". Retrieved 2010-12-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Chris Hughes, Jumo and GOOD Combine Forces to Create Content and Social Engagement Platform Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, Jumo blog, August 17, 2011