Tone Deaf

Tone deafness is the lack of relative pitch, or the inability to distinguish between musical notes that is not due to the lack of musical training or education. Tone deafness is the congenital form of amusia. It is also known as tune deafness, "tin ear", dysmelodia and dysmusia.
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  • What You Miss When You Obsess About Conversions

    … Are you the oblivious, tone-deaf marketer? Chances are good that you are. What do you do when you focus on your work intensely? You master the art of ignoring sounds, people, and whatever else distracts you. When you focus on conversions—and given that you only have that window of opportunity open for a few seconds—you waste no time. You push…

    Pratik Dholakiya/ The Daily Eggin SEO- 17 readers -
  • Why Silicon Valley and media don’t mix easily

    … Post and ex-Facebooker Chris Hughes taking over The New Republic. But as last week’s upheaval at The New Republic and the recent contretemps at First Look show, technologists don’t have all the answers where media are concerned. “They’ve arrived from Mars with the typical arrogance of a tourist, over-noticing the wrong things,” said Jason Pontin…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 23 readers -
  • During Ferguson controversy, Twitter’s native ads become a liability

    … Twitter has built a multibillion dollar business out of obscuring the line between advertising and content, allowing brands to more naturally interject themselves in a rolling social media conversation. But the blurring of that line can make for some unfortunate, tone deaf or insensitive brand messaging when controversy strikes, such as last…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 10 readers -
  • JCPenney goes tone deaf on breast cancer

    … worth saving. The cringe-worthy synecdoche — breasts as the shorthand for women as people — paired with the shoulder-gripping man in the background — makes the subtext decidedly retrograde. No one expects JCPenney to be a champion of feminism, but this ads puts JCPenney in further danger of cementing its identity as a brand with relevance for no one…

    Digiday- 19 readers -
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