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In case you missed it on govdoc-l, check the interesting news about big changes at the Census:
A new American FactFinder in 2012, by Steve Beleu, govdoc-l (Mon, 17 Oct 2011).
The current /new American FactFinder/ will be completely revised during 2012. The new AFF that you have been learning, and that we have been giving workshops about, will change from its historic and current basis, which is based on /surveys and programs/, to a/topics /basis. The standard for its ease-of-public-use will be Google. It development will emphasize not desktops but handheld devices such as smartphones (smartphones and such devices are currently accessing the Census website more often than desktop computers are)….