Chris Hughes

  • Aired:  01/11/11
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Chris Hughes talks about working for the Obama campaign and helping people connect to a non-profit through Jumo. (5:31)

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE

CO-FOUNDER OF FACEBOOK WITH A

NEW SITE CALLED JUMO.COM.

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IT STARTS

INVADING MY PRIVACY, TOO.

PLEASE WELCOME CHRIS HUGHES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

HEY, MR. HUGHES.

THANKS FOR COMING ON.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> Stephen: NOW GET ALL THE

RIDICULOUS STUFF OUT OF THE WAY.

WHO ARE YOU IN "THE SOCIAL

NETWORK"?

ARE YOU PLAYED BY JUSTIN

TIMBERLAKE?

>> I AM NOT.

THERE IS AN ACTOR IN THE MOVIE

WHO SITS ON THE COUCH AND HANGS

OUT.

REALLY ACCURATE MOVIE.

>> DID YOU LEAVE BECAUSE THE

TWINS THREATENED YOUR LIFE?

>> NOT EXACTLY.

THEY'RE STILL AT IT, BUT...

>> Stephen: ARE THEY STILL

COMING FOR YOU?

>> THEY'RE STILL COMING FOR

FACEBOOK.

I LEFT BECAUSE BARACK OBAMA'S

MESSAGE INSPIRED ME LIKE A LOT

OVER PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

I WAS FORTUNATE TO WORK FOR HIM

FOR A COUPLE YEARS.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE A GA

JILLON DOLLARS OR A BRAZILON

DOLLARS.

IS THERE ANY WAY TO DESCRIBE HOW

MUCH... HOW ABOUT THIS, IF YOU

WERE STANDING ON A CLIFF

OVERLOOKING THE SEA AND YOU HAD

A PITCHFORK AND YOU WERE JUST

SHOVELING MONEY INTO THE

ONCOMING WAVES, HOW BIG WOULD

THE DENOMINATIONS HAVE TO BE

BEFORE YOU WERE DESTROYING MONEY

BEFORE IT WAS SPONTANEOUSLY BORN

ON THE OTHER END?

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER.

>> Stephen: GET YOUR NUMBER

CRUNCHERS TO WORK ON THAT.

WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE OBAMA

CAMPAIGN.

AFTER HE GOT IN THERE, YOU GUYS

BUZZED OUT JUST WHEN THE TEA

PARTY KICKED IT UP?

>> USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE

GOVERNMENT IS REALLY DIFFERENT

THAN USING TECHNOLOGY IN A

CAMPAIGN.

THE CAMPAIGN WAS ABOUT BUILDING

A BOTTOM-UP MOVEMENT.

USING TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT

IS FOR AN AGENDA.

>> Stephen: I'M GLAD THE GUY

GOT SHUT DOWN, BUT THE THING

THAT I WOULD HAVE USED IS YOU

HAVE LIKE 25 MILLION PERSON

E-MAIL LIST?

>> 13 MILLION PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S A NEUTRON

BOMB E-MAIL LIST.

HOW COME THEY DIDN'T HAVE THOSE

PEOPLE JUST MARCHING IN THE

STREETS WITH CLUBS?

>> BECAUSE IT WASN'T JUST A

LIST.

IT WASN'T JUST PEOPLE WHO WERE

WAITING TO BE DIRECTED BY BARACK

OBAMA TO TELL THEM WHERE TO GO.

>> Stephen: IT'S NOT A ZOMBIE

ARMY?

WONDERFUL.

SPEAKING OF DIRECTING PEOPLE TO

A CAUSE YOU CARE ABOUT, WHAT IS

JUMO?

IT'S NOT A MONEY-MAKING VENTURE,

IS IT?

>> JUMO IS DIFFERENT.

IT'S A NETWORK TO HELP PEOPLE DO

THREE KEY THINGS, FIND

NON-PROFITS AND NGOs THAT WILL

INSPIRE THEM TO GET INVOLVED,

FOLLOW THEM, KEEP UP TO DATE

WITH WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND

FINALLY SUPPORT THEM.

SO IT'S REALLY DIFFERENT FROM

ALL OF THE OTHER NON-PROFIT-LIKE

WEB SITES THAT ARE ON THE WEB

NOW BECAUSE WE DON'T FOCUS ON

JUST DONATING.

WE FOCUS ON HELPING PEOPLE FIND

THE CAUSES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO

THEM AND KEEPING UP WITH THEM

OVER THE LONG-TERM.

IF THEY WANT TO DONATE, GREAT.

>> IMAGINE I'M A PERP WHO CARES

ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, AND I GO ON

THE JUMO.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ME IN DO I SIGN

ON?

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER?

WHAT DO I DO?

>> YOU CREATE A JUMO ACCOUNT

JUST BY USING YOUR FACEBOOK

ACCOUNT.

YOU IMMEDIATELY CONNECT TO A

NON-PROFIT.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

SOMETHING LIKE GLOBAL HEALTH,

YOU COULD CONNECT TO A GREAT

GROUP CALLED PARTNERS IN HEALTH

WHICH WORKS IN HAITI, RWANDA,

PERU.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING,

LEARN THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE

THEY ARE SUPPORTING AND HELPING,

AND IF YOU'RE INSPIRED TO

CENTRAL TIER OR TO DONATE, THEN

EETCH HAVE ILY HOPEFULLY YOU'LL

DO THAT.

BUT IT'S MUCH MORE ABOUT

DEVELOPING THAT RELATIONSHIP.

>> Stephen: WHY COULDN'T I

JUST FIND OUT AND CONNECT WITH

THOSE PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK?

WHY CAN'T I JUST GO ON AND

"LIKE" WOMEN'S ISSUES OR I LIKE,

YOU KNOW, HOMELESS PEOPLE?

WHY WOULDN'T I JUST DO THAT?

>> YOU DEFINITELY CAN DO THAT ON

FACEBOOK, AND PEOPLE DO FIND

CAUSES ON JERUSALEM, YOU AS

WELL, BUT WHEREAS FACEBOOK IS A

NETWORK DESIGNED TO HELP YOU

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS

AND THE ISSUES THAT ARE

IMPORTANT TO YOU, JUMO IS

TOTALLY FOCUSED ON HELPING YOU

ENGAGE IN THE WORLD IN A

MEANINGFUL WAY.

>> Stephen: FACEBOOK IS ABOUT

ME, ME, ME, AND JUMO IS ABOUT

YOU, YOU, YOU.

IT'S ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.

>> IT'S BETWEEN THE TWO.

ON JUMO WHAT WE FIND...

>> Stephen: I CAN FIND A

CHARITY THAT WILL HELP ME?

>> I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN DO

THAT, BUT YOU PROBABLY COULD.

I THINK THAT JUMO IS MUCH MORE

FOCUSED ON HELPING YOU FIND THE

NON-PROFITS THAT ARE GOING TO BE

MEANINGFUL TO YOU SO YOU CAN

CONNECT TO THEM IN A LASTING

WAY.

FACEBOOK WASN'T BUILT FOR

NON-PROFITS.

JUMO IS.

>> Stephen: IF I DO GO ON THE

JUMO AND I FIND THE CHARITY I

WANT TO WORK WITH AND I WANT TO

HELP OTHER PEOPLE, CAN I STILL

POST PHOTOS OF ME LOOKING COOL

WHILE I DO IT?

LIKE I'M HELPING A HOMELESS

PERSON BUT I'M DOING THIS.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

>> NOT EXACTLY.

BUT THAT MAY BE SOMETHING...

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH,

CHRIS HUGHES.

CHRIS HUGHES.

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