Fired Employee Lets Loose On Company’s Twitter Feed

LONDON (January 31, 2013)--An employee who evidently was fired from the British music retailer HMV let loose on the company's Twitter feed to compare ongoing layoffs to a "mass execution."

The rogue messages, which immediately attracted media attention, started with a missive that said, "We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!!"

The person's identity wasn't clear, but Twitter messages came from the company's verified account, suggesting that an employee was responsible.

The message was later removed.

HMV, which his Britain's last big music retailer, entered a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this month and has been steadily losing business to Internet music downloads.

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