FRIDAY, OCT 04, 2013
The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials, including the US Census website.
To that end, Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer – the premier US Census demographics website – for the next two weeks. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.
TUESDAY, JUN 25, 2013
As we announced earlier this month, Social Explorer has just launched a new website.
The new site is now the primary one when you visit www.socialexplorer.com.
Since yesterday, we have increased the number of servers for the site to correct any slowness issues. For an overview of the site, visit the about page and check out the how-to video here.
Social Explorer Video Tutorial 1: Map Basics (version 2) from Social Explorer on Vimeo.
We are glad to...
FRIDAY, JUN 07, 2013
We are delighted to announce that this spring and summer, we will be rolling out a new version of Social Explorer with an improved website and more features. This relaunch begins with our new website, now available in beta here.
Social Explorer first launched in 2003 and has become an award winning online research tool. You will soon enjoy expanded data resources, quicker maps, more ways to visualize data, new ways to share your projects, and much more.
Building on years of data and tech...
TUESDAY, MAR 27, 2012
Starting on Wednesday, March 28, Social Explorer will be served from the Amazon Cloud through Amazon Web Services. We have run extensive testing and expect that most users will not even notice the change. If you experience any access or other issues, please let us know at email@example.com immediately.
This move is necessary as we begin to add world wide data and attract world wide users. It will also support our soon-to-launch Social Explorer 2.0.
We say hello to Amazon Web S...
THURSDAY, OCT 07, 2010
This week, Social Explorer unveils 2009 data, enabling subscribers to work with the most currently available demographic information.
The data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about 3 million households nationwide. Just one week after the Census Bureau released this data, Social Explorer added them to the site for users to explore.
In concert with the decennial Census, Social Explorer’s 2007 estimate...
SUNDAY, AUG 29, 2010
Social Explorer has started tweeting! Click here to follow us for all the demographic action on our blog and Facebook Page.
FRIDAY, OCT 09, 2009
Earlier this month, Social Explorer unveiled 2008 data, enabling subscribers to work with the most currently available demographic information.
The data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about 3 million households nationwide. The results from the 2008 survey were recently released and Social Explorer has them ready for use. In concert with the decennial Census, Social Explorer's 2006 estimates, and prior years...
MONDAY, AUG 31, 2009
Earlier this month, Social Explorer unveiled new estimates that let subscribers work with Census tract-level data for the year 2006. The new resource enables deeper research for more recent years of data.
Social Explorer constructed this dataset using data from both the published and public use micro-sample of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey (ACS), and geographic boundaries from the 2000 Census. Social Explorer allocated six-year changes at the so-called PUMA level (areas of at least ...
TUESDAY, JUL 22, 2008
Last week we put up the newly redesigned Social Explorer website. We have have improved the look and feel, navigation and added a new section called 'Help' which contains documents and examples on how to use Social Explorer. The help section was written and illustrated by Zanna Hendrey.
We hope you enjoy the new site!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008
We have started a mailing list for Social Explorer!
Our plan is to send out a simple news-letter email to our mailing list subscribers four to six times a year. This way we can keep you informed about new developments and data releases at Social Explorer, but not overwhelm your inbox. We hope you join.
Sign up here!