If you read notes from bloggers in Baltimore, Britain, Brazil, Bahrain or Bangledesh - there are general similarities (I don't meant the political extremist cases). Folks want to improve their lot in lofe, have more time for family and hobbyist pursuits and are generally inquisitive. I've been following some interesting debates over at Badscience.net. Ben Goldacre is a UK professor with a good hand on the pulse of the fringe and ill-informed.
For now ciao.