In order to find pictures of white couples, it is more efficient to just type in ‘couple’, as, according to Google search, couples are white, ‘normally’.
Small probes such as this one, suggest the online dominance of Western norms and white people.
This paper takes digital ethnography as an approach as it ''’’ (Hymes, as cited in Maly, 2016, p. I should also mention that it is not my belief that races are ‘out there’, but are rather socially constructed.
In my eyes, there is only one race: the human race. Therefore, I would much rather use the word 'intercolour' than 'interracial'.
Due to new migration patterns after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the term ‘superdiversity’ has been introduced by Vertovec, adding ‘super-’ to ‘diversity’ in order to describe an evolution towards a ''’’ (as cited in Maly, 2016, p. Superdiversity can be linked to the changes in communication technologies: new media not only function as infrastructures of transnational people, such as migrants, but they also create cultural niches within which translocal micro-populations arise (Maly & Varis, 2015).Google Image provides us with interesting ideas about what is perceived as a ‘normal’ couple, and whether interracial couples are part of this ‘normality’.It should be noted that - before displaying the findings of the Google search study - the results I get in Google search are the effect of my own algorithmic bubble: Google is not creating one reality, but creates algorithmic bubbles, which '''' (Hossain, 2016).This means that these Western views on relationships are most easily captured online and are the first ones people find when searching information about this topic.The nuance needs to be added, however, that I have searched for these terms in English, from a place in the West.About 75 year ago, my then approximately 8-year old grandfather slammed the door shut when he saw a black man in front of him, who was trying to sell nuts to people in the neighbourhood.He told me he had never seen a person with a different skin colour than white in his life, which scared him and made him run away from the man.This means everyone can live a superdiverse life, which can be achieved by participating in online communities for instance.Dating sites and applications, on which someone can find a partner based on their interests and preferences, have become very popular in the 21st century.The development of digital technologies has provided new knowledge on all kinds of romantic relationships.The existence of the internet gives us access to various attitudes towards other races, cultures and ‘mixed’ couples.