A software eng made a personal comment about the Wii U - is he not entitled to a personal opinion? His voice does not represent EA and you quite clearly don't understand how business works.
Yep, we've got plenty of problems, but WiiU isn't where that family/casual market is. It's on mobile/tablet now!
I've been saying that all along and clear EA agree. It's nothing personal but obviously a business decision.
Most companies have social-media policies in place. When an employee speaks then that can be taken as representative of a companies viewpoint and twitter comments are effectively PR. Even if it is his personal opinion, comments which could affect public perception of a company (which is quite clearly the case here) should be carefully controlled and vetted.
Unprofessional comments give a poor overall image of the company.
What company do you work in??? That simply isn't true. You have departmental rules and unless something is an official statement or said by high management then it certainly is not representative of the companies view. I can't find his comments on his twitter feed so go figure just how "official" they are....
But yes, unprofessional comments certainly do give a poor overall image of the company.
An international Bioscience company that develops kits for diagnostics and reagents for research. We have a company wide social media policy in place to control the flow of information to the public so we have to be careful what we say on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. We're free to post but if it's something that might affect the business or public perception (as occured here) we're advised to check with our line manager and if they need to take it higher then they can.
I think he probably removed them realising he might be in shitter with his managers (or his managers advised him to remove them and get back to work). I never said they were official comments but as seen in this thread, people will take them as representative of the company, regardless of official statements.