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A group of engineers has built a bookmarklet that redirects Google’s new social search to results that include all social networks—including Twitter, Tumblr, and even MySpace—versus just Google+. Led by Facebook developer Blake Ross, the plugin is called “Don’t Be Evil“—Google’s now controversial mantra—and is hosted on a website called “Focus on the User,” another jab at Google’s seemingly corrupt philosophy.

A demonstration video highlights numerous examples of Google providing inferior results to those filtered by the Don’t Be Evil plugin. One example is a search for “cooking.” Google offers a Google+ page from Jamie Oliver that hasn’t been updated since early December. Meanwhile, Don’t Be Evil instead redirects users to search results that emphasis Jamie’s Twitter account, which was updated just a couple of days ago.