Got Social Mediology? Book Review

Posted on Aug 14 2015 - 9:00am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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In today’s busy world, it isn’t too shocking that bloggers and businesses are overwhelmed by social media. The moment we think we have something figured out, the different networks pull the rug from underneath us, leaving us wondering what we should be doing next. What’s worse, is that those who chose to follow us are having a difficult time seeing us on various networks, leading to frustration all around. Of course, the worst is when we first start learning about the rights and wrongs of networks – not just their TOS, but what others want to see. No one wants to be spammed or advertised at, so it’s important we all find a balance that leaves all of us happy. Recently I read a fascinating book that goes into the psychology of social media and how any business can master it without spending much money at all – Got Social Mediology? by Jay Izso.

Got Social Mediology?: What is It?

Looking for a book to teach you the ins and out of social media from a psychological approach? If so, we think you will love Got Social Mediology by Jay Izso. This book is designed for professionals who feel overwhelmed by the technology, language, and culture that surrounds social media. While reading, you will learn a simple, yet revolutionary approach to social media teaching you how to build authentic relationships  that will not only help your business, but teach you how to do so without spending a dime (or at least very little money). Best of all, the book takes a witty, no nonsense approach to social media, making it far from a dry read as the author dispel myths and teaches you how to avoid pitfalls that can hurt many businesses with social media.

Got Social Mediology?: Overall

Honestly, I thought it was a very fascinating read. While much of the advice seems like common sense for someone with a lot of social media experience, other tidbits of advice give you quite a bit to ponder and consider, even if you are a seasoned social media manager. Probably the most valuable areas of discussion for me were Google+ and LinkedIn, which both seem like intimidating beasts to someone used to casual conversations on Facebook and sometimes Twitter. Really, I think this book is a must-read for anyone who owns a business and is planning on taking care of their social media channels either directly, or by someone internal to their small company. Based on my own experience, I am happy to give this book an A rating.

Got Social Mediology?: Where to Purchase

Want to read this book yourself? You can buy Got Social Mediology? on for $12.55 in hardcover or $9.99 for your Kindle!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RANDY FULGHAM August 14, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    this is very good to know–thanks for sharing, i must get this from amazon

  2. Margot C August 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    This sounds fascinating. I am sure of many undercurrents in Social Media but can not identify them.

  3. Sarah L August 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I might read it to find out how I’m being manipulated.

  4. M.Clark August 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Got Social Mediology by Jay Izso sounds like an interesting read. It’s probably a good idea for bloggers or business owners to give this book a read. Thank you for sharing this review.

  5. reyna f v August 15, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    This is very interesting!!

  6. V33JG August 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    This book sounds really intriguing! I love these types of books! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. fatima August 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    i must read this books i am writing a thesis on social media, this could be helpful!

  8. CR Williams August 15, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing, I have found that social media can have a powerful impact on a person or a company.

  9. David Fultner August 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    IT sure adds a lot to my life.

  10. Wes August 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    That seems pretty awesome. I’m going to recommend this to my wife.

  11. Linda Manns Linneman August 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    This is a book I could really use. I do not understand it all completely yet. Thank you for sharing

  12. Elizabeth H. August 15, 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great book, things we all should learn about. Thank you for posting.

  13. Sandra Watts August 16, 2015 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I am a bit overwhelmed with technology these days myself.

  14. Sue M. August 16, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good read; I also am intimidated by LinkedIn and Google Plus as I’m pretty unfamiliar with both, so I’d be very interested in more information about both of those. Thanks for posting!

  15. Natalie August 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    With the growth of social media, this would be a great thing to read!

  16. Jerry Marquardt August 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    This looks like a very interesting book. I am going to get this as soon as possible. I thank you for this great review.

  17. Jo-Ann Brightman August 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a very good book to read. I would like to understand social media better and could use some tips.

  18. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger August 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you for both the review and the INTRO to this book ~ I can tell it was written for people exactly like me. I’ve had accounts on most social media biggies for YEARS ~ but I’ve never really learned how to use them as Social MEDIA. I still feel clumsy writing Tweets!

    For the past couple of years everyone was been telling me that Linked In is where it’s at for any kind of economic endeavor ~ everything else is prehistoric!. And Google+ is something I pretty much use to Like things.

    Thanks Susan ~ this could a a huge difference for both me and my Honey/Hubby!

  19. Jay Izso September 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you Susan for such a kind and complete review. Thank you commenters for your support of Got Social Mediology? Please check out the book. I believe that my publisher right now has a discount with Amazon that if you buy the hardcover book you can also get the Kindle version for 1.99. Also, look for the audio book to come out later this fall. Yes, I did go into the studio and read it.

    Finally, i love connecting with my readers or those interested in psychology, social media, and business. So please connect with me on your favorite social media platform I am always glad to have new friends!

    Stay Successful!


  20. Shannon October 7, 2015 at 12:38 am - Reply

    This sounds like a great book for someone that is using social media to network so pretty much anyone, really. Thank you for the review…

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