A recent survey showed that engineers, in general, don’t use social media much. If they do use, say, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube, they use them mostly for non-technical interactions.

That survey focused on electrical engineers from all specialties so we don’t know how well it applies to our readers. We do know that power industry folks are somewhat unique in that many positions in utilities and supporting industries require specialized, hands-on training. You just don’t learn this stuff at the university or trade school. So, social media may play a larger role in the power community.

Grid Optimization and some other T&D World-related sites are developing ways to enhance user interaction, including forums around particular subject areas. You can greatly help us by answering the following: