Jumo

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Jumo, Inc.
Type of business Private
Acquired by GOOD
Type of site
social network service
Available in English
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Leor R.
Key people Leor R. (Executive Director)
Alexa rank 4,717,308 (April 2014)[1]
Launched November 30, 2010
Current status Inactive

Jumo was a social network service and website launched on November 30, 2010, to index charities so that people can find and evaluate them.[2][3] Jumo was founded by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.[2] On August 17, 2011 he announced Jumo was merging with the GOOD organization, providing a social engagement platform to complement their magazine content.[4]

Acquisition[edit]

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.

Open source[edit]

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".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jumo.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b Jenna Wortham (2010-11-30). "2010 A Facebook Founder Begins a Social Network Focused on Charities". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ Brenna Ehrlich (2010-12-01). "Facebook Co-Founder Launches Social Network for Social Good, Jumo". Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  4. ^ 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