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Now, a Facebook-style social network for charity

Causes users can support include climate change, disaster relief, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and others

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes on Tuesday launched Jumo, a social network that connects donors and charity organisations.

The site connects people, asks users to login using their Facebook account and select categories of causes that they wish to support. Causes include climate change, disaster relief, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and others.

In a blog post on the site, Hughes said his vision was to use networking technology to connect individuals and organisations working for global change. Donations are not the site's sole purpose, he added.

"We were frustrated by the lack of opportunities to get involved with the issues and organisations we care about. How many times have you read an article or seen that video and wanted to help but just didn't know how?" reads a note on the site.

When users "follow" an issue or project, the site updates their pages with the latest news and information about the cause and the organisation that they follow.