THE HUMAN LONELINESS PROJECT
The Human Loneliness Project is an initiative by Riley Cillian, a technology company on a mission to build global community through its social chat apps that enable people to make meaningful connections across cultures, languages and borders. As of 2019, Riley Cillian's products have over 50M users and are available in over 40 countries and markets including India, southeast Asian countries, the Middle East, Turkey, Europe, Latin America.
This initiative was inspired by a growing body of loneliness research showing its prevalence and impact as well as our understanding that our apps play a natural role in people’s loneliness experience. We have decided to put this work into the public domain to expand the needed conversations around human connection and the role of technology companies.