Social Media Marketing: Farce or No Farce? Two Books

Recently I have read two books on social media marketing — 500 Social Media Marketing Tips by Andrew Macarthy and Social Media is Bullshit by B.J. Mendelson. The titles are self-explanatory, yet utterly contradictory to one another. Who is right? In the book 500 Social Media Marketing Tips we are informed about how the author believes social…

Book Review: Demystifying Syria

I just came across another book review that I have written earlier — in 2011, in fact, when I was doing an internship at USAK, in Ankara. It is a quite elaborate review, making it a bit longer than usual. Countries are more complex than they seem. Demystifying Syria (SOAS Middle East Issues Series) Fred…