The next stage of my research took me into the area of how much we use technology for socialising. With obvious examples such as Twitter and Facebook, I knew exactly where to begin looking. In my personal opinion I feel that these social networking sites are so popular because it makes us feel connected, every single one of our friends is contactable by this little device in our pocket, and that gives us a great sense of togetherness. I personally feel more alone if my battery dies on my phone, than if I am sat in my room with no one else around. But it isn’t just social networks that we use to communicate, there is also BBM, whatsapp, kik and Skype for if we want to actually see our friends. All of these apps do pretty much the same thing, and it is not uncommon to find that your friends have more than one of them on their phone. With BBM now available on android and IOS powered phones, its users now reach over 55 million, and with a simple exchange of a pin. People can communicate with anybody around the world. Another form of technology that brings people together without them actually having to put any effort in is games consoles. It is now extremely common to find people playing the latest’s games online with their friends, or even complete strangers. All to improve the gaming experience by making it ‘more social’.