FRIDAY, OCT 04, 2013

Special Social Explorer Offer During the Government Shutdown

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. For... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 26, 2013

New Gotham Gazette Article: The Uniqueness of Dante DeBlasio

A new Gotham Gazette article by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge looks at the mixed race population in New York City.  The mixed race 16-year-old son of Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was the breakout star of this year's elections. Does Dante de Blasio represent a growing demographic of biracial New Yorkers?  In the "Uniqueness of Dante de Blasio," Beveridge explores these questions and presents data on New York City and national trends.  ... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 24, 2013

2012 American Community Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer

Newly released data from the 2012 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer.  Subscribers can access the new data as maps or reports.   These data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide.   The three-year (2010-12) and five-year (2008-2012) files will be available on our site in late October and mid December ... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 24, 2013

Help Resources for Using Social Explorer

Need help using Social Explorer's tools and resources?  Please visit the Help pages, which are located here.   Learn how to: Create and customize a map Save and share your projects Navigate data and surveys Create and customize a report Make a report from the map dashboard Login for premium access And more We will be adding more topics and tips on the pa... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 10, 2013

New Social Explorer Video: Learn About the Site from Staff and Users

Learn more about Social Explorer's tools, resources, and latest improvements from our staff and users.  Produced by our distributor Oxford University Press, this video showcases the site, featuring interviews with Social Explorer staff, feedback from users, and examples of the site in action.  Social Explorer: The Premier Demographic Online Research Tool from Oxford Academic (OUP) on Vimeo.   Social Explorer: The Premier Demog... more
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FRIDAY, SEP 06, 2013

NY and LA: The Uncertain Future--A Book Event in NYC, Monday, September 9

Warm up for the Primary Election with an Oculus Book Talk on the future of NY and LA at the AIA NY Center for Architecture with speakers including Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future Oculus Book Talk Monday, September 9, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 PM At The Center for Architecture    536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 ... more
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THURSDAY, AUG 29, 2013

Labor Day BBQ and Workforce Trends

As Americans get ready to celebrate Labor Day, Social Explorer takes an in depth look at different groups within the nation’s labor force.  We used the American Community Survey (2007-11) and the Census (1950 and 1990) to examine the changes in the gender and age of the working population. How many Labor Day hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers will be grilled this summer?  If the size of the labor force is a guide, there will be over 150 million.  Of ... more
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SUNDAY, AUG 11, 2013

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference

Members of the Social Explorer team are demonstrating the site at the annual American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City. Stop by the Rhineland Gallery Poster Session / Research Funding Opportunities and Data Resourcesto see the site and say hello.  (And win a tote bag.) Have a great conference. more
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TUESDAY, JUL 16, 2013

Social Explorer's New How-To Video

As you use Social Explorer's new website and features, check out our How-To Video to help get you started. Social Explorer Video Tutorial 1: Map Basics (version 2) from Social Explorer on Vimeo. As always, if you have any feedback or questions, feel free to reach us at more
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TUESDAY, JUN 25, 2013

Introducing the New Social Explorer Website

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   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... more
by Sydney Beveridge

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