We’ve been monitoring the answers given by engineers in our Design Engineering Social Media Survey 2011 and the results so far show some interesting trends.

The survey asks the question, “Which social networking platforms do you use in your day-to-day work?”. So far a massive 70% of all engineers surveyed responded that they actively use LinkedIn, 48% also engage in discussions using Facebook and 35% are a fully paid up member of the Twittersphere.

The survey has also discovered that the majority of engineers taking part regularly use online electronic design forums with 55% actively engaging in discussions.

All this would suggest that our theory about engineers being one of the most active professional social media communities is fairly accurate. We’re looking forward to announcing the full results when the survey closes at the end of September.