i have experience both kind during my life so far. i cant say which one will affect you more.There are certain times in your life during which you will be all alone. No one to talk, share or help you out. Those are the times which will make you think about friends,relatives and others. I am very much going through this for last 6 months. I felt spending one day alone in the home is equal to spending a week normally.
I am kind of person who wants to talk a lot. Imagine a situation when this kind of person left alone. Thank god, have computer with me otherwise i would have became mad already. This made me think about my times after college when i was searching for a job living in Salem.
Most of my college mates were doing PG while i was forced to search for a job.Net connection was available , but only Dial up was there and much costlier compared to now and speed also will be very bad and there was no orkut or social networking sites during that period(in 2003) to spend time. for that matter no blogs were available.Only available entertainment was TV and Walkman(No FMs also during that time)
Comparing to that, now it was much more easier for me to kill the spare time. But sill somewhere in my mind i felt being alone. This is what made me to write this peace of crap. (you will agree with me i Hope :P)