The internet has brought all of us closer. Imagine I could communicate with all of you, given the difference in culture and geographical location. And it is in real-time!
Unfortunately we can't communicate with the other communities which use different languages. However, people like me from a different culture and from a remote location have to be a bit mindful that most readers are from the Western world, particularly the US. Even in spelling, I try to use American English. Looking from the "outside" I sometimes feel that many tend to forget that they are communicating with the whole world.