Anna Connell

Anna Connell is a columnist and commentator on a range of issues and regularly writes about diversity, gender equality and the future of work.

Nov 30, 2020

How Grey's Anatomy has addressed Covid-19 – and how it hasn't

Grey's Anatomy isn't the first TV drama to address Covid-19, but it's the most significant.

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Sep 26, 2020

Review: The problem with The Social Dilemma

It positions social media as a kind of eye of Sauron – the single source of misery and all that is wrong with the world.

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Nov 13, 2019

Trial by push notification

The trial of the man accused of Grace Millane’s murder is unlike any other in New Zealand history, recounted in micro-beats, each one tweeted and push-notified.

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Jun 15, 2019

Memo to WINZ: Don’t use Twitter to clap back at your clients

Being a big brand, corporate, or government department means restraining yourself on social media, no matter how grievously you feel you've been wronged, writes Anna Connell.

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Mar 5, 2019

Dear Police et al: Your cutesy social media account is bad and foolish

The flood of fun memes, hot takes and utterly inane dog speak springing from the social media accounts of public organisations and corporates needs to stop

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Oct 1, 2018

Where are the women/Māori/anyone other than white dudes in the CTO debate?

In the ongoing palaver around the non-appointment of a chief technology officer, we're awash in opinions from pakeha blokes

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Aug 2, 2018

LinkedIn just became a political grenade, and no one knows what they’re on about

If Pauline Kingi has really resigned for poking someone 23 times on professional Facebook, then that’s a real bloody shame

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Mar 27, 2018

Why the red mist over Genter’s ‘old white men’ remarks? She’s dealing in facts

A bunch of people seem to have taken the Green MP's comments about diversity on boards very personally, when the research suggests there's nothing controversial about them at all, writes Anna Connell. 

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