Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

Yes: Facebook is a great platform and it helps you keep in touch with friends, promote your social media campaigns and have fun with its many applications… But how about the greater good?

Jumo Beta

With this slogan: “We connect individuals & organizations working to change the world“, Jumo brings the world a little bit closer through the idea of a common good and a better world for all.

Leveraging connection technologies, Jumo enables people to find, follow and support those working toward solutions on the ground in their community and in regions across the globe. Jumo is founded and directed by Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.

Goals:

Jumo’s main goals are simple, straight-forward and noble all at the same time. What Jumo wants to achieve is a higher lever of awareness of the problems going on around the world through actively involving those of interest and helping them find a way, together, to make a change.

The Hidden Influence of Social Networks [TED Talk]

There seems to be word about a hidden influence of social networks which many of us are unaware of. Personally, I haven’t figured it out yet, however, Nicholas Christakis did! Christakis is an American physician and sociologist, known for his work on social networks and other factors that affect health, health care, and longevity.

I was always interested in knowing if anyone has looked into what effect virtual networking has on people’s lives. This is how I stumbled upon some studies by Christakis in the first place. In those studies, he talked the effect social networking has on actual reality and it was equally intriguing and important.

Here are some of his observation and findings:

Skinput: Your Family & Friends… Just an Arm Away!

Innovation is GREAT! Creativity is even greater! However, I can’t help but wonder about aspects such as health, sociability, cost and communication when it comes to Microsoft’s new gadget phone!

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