jump to search:/  select search:K  navigate results:/  navigate suggestions:/  close suggestions:esc



      title={Rescripting Search to Respect the Right to Truth},
      author={Mulligan, Deirdre K and Griffin, Daniel S},
      journal={The Georgetown Law Technology Review},


      author = {Burrell, Jenna and Kahn, Zoe and Jonas, Anne and Griffin, Daniel},
      title = {When Users Control the Algorithms: Values Expressed in Practices on Twitter},
      year = {2019},
      issue_date = {November 2019},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      address = {New York, NY, USA},
      volume = {3},
      number = {CSCW},
      doi = {10.1145/3359240},
      journal = {Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact.},
      month = nov,
      articleno = {Article 138},
      numpages = {20},
      keywords = {assembly, automation, control, gaming the algorithm, algorithmic fairness, human autonomy, twitter}


      author = { Goldenfein, Jake and Griffin, Daniel },
      title = { Google Scholar -- Platforming the scholarly economy },
      year = { 2022 },
      volume = { 11 },
      issue = { 3 },
      pages = { 117 },
      doi = {10.14763/2022.3.1671},
      URL = {http://doi.org/10.14763/2022.3.1671},


    Note: This is published Ahead of Print. The volume, number, and possibly year, will change.

      author = {Daniel Griffin and Emma Lurie},
      title ={Search quality complaints and imaginary repair: Control in articulations of Google Search},
      journal = {New Media \& Society},
      volume = {0},
      number = {0},
      pages = {14614448221136505},
      year = {2022},
      doi = {10.1177/14614448221136505},
      URL = {
      eprint = {
      abstract = { In early 2017, a journalist and search engine expert wrote about “Google’s biggest ever search quality crisis.” Months later, Google hired him as the first Google “Search Liaison” (GSL). By October 2021, when someone posted to Twitter a screenshot of misleading Google Search results for “had a seizure now what,” users tagged the Twitter account of the GSL in reply. The GSL frequently publicly interacts with people who complain about Google Search on Twitter. This article asks: what functions does the GSL serve for Google? We code and analyze 6 months of GSL responses to complaints on Twitter. We find that the three functions of the GSL are: (1) to naturalize the logic undergirding Google Search by defending how it works, (2) perform repair in responses to complaints, and (3) boundary drawing to control critique. This advances our understanding of how dominant technology companies respond to critiques and resist counter-imaginaries. }


    Note: This is currently only self-hosted while waiting for Proquest and eScholarship.

      title={Situating Web Searching in Data Engineering: Admissions, Extensions, Repairs, and Ownership},
      author={Griffin, Daniel},
      school={University of California, Berkeley},