A couple of weeks ago I had a weekend where I felt a bit alone and I told you about it here. And I decided to dig a little further as to why people are feeling lonely and does social media have anything to do with it? In the early days of social media things felt very different. I can still remember how I ‘met’ a new friend on twitter. We were talking in 140 characters with each other but we did feel that connection. Yes, you can feel really connect to other people through social media. You can like or dislike someone digitally as weird as that maybe sounds. That new friend is now a close ‘real life’ friend (it helps that she doesn’t live in another country) and I’ve met countless other people the same way.