Some folk have plugged into the social web, plucking topical posts from twitter and the like, then displaying stats on how everyone is feeling.
http://twistori.com/ and http://www.wefeelfine.org/
I dunno about more normal people, but it gives me a warm feeling inside. Like there are people out there just like me who have the same feelings at the same time as me.
Some random just twittered "i love the sound of the shutter" - I love it too! And the biggest feel stats on wefeelfine.org is "better". Hey, I feel better too!
Suddenly, being stuck at work on my own, spending the walk home by myself, sharing a bed with just a doona and pillow - I don't feel quite so isolated.
Or if you're not in the mood to be introspective, just go have a look. There's wiggling dots and auto updates and nice colours and shit.