VP of Product

Michael Sippey, who has said on Quora that “the iPhone is best used as a distraction from the human condition,” leads the consumer product management team at Twitter, which includes Twitter’s mobile applications, Twitter.com, TweetDeck and Twitter’s developer platform.

Prior to joining Twitter in 2012, Sippey was VP of artist development at SAY Media, where he was responsible for identifying influential content creators and launching new media properties. Earlier, he was VP Product at blogging platform provider Six Apart.

Sippey earned his B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. The best way to reach him, of course, is on Twitter, where he is @sippey. He's pretty sure his first cellphone was a Nokia 6160.

Posts With Michael Sippey

Can Twitter Fix Its Product Problem?

The product division at the microblogging service is rife with problems. Will it ever change?

Twitter’s Third Act: A New Design to Court the Mainstream

The company plans a massive overhaul of its mobile applications, an effort to attract new users while keeping the existing ones happy.

Facebook Takes on Twitter by Courting Celebrities, Building Twittery Tools

The world’s biggest social network is paying attention to its smaller rival by taking pages from its playbook, like cozying up with Hollywood and building tools like a “trending topics” feature.

Twitter Testing New Local Discovery Features — And It’s About Time

A secret feature in development could bring nearby tweeters into your Twitter stream.

WhatsApp, Snapchat and the Real “Second Screen” — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

A quick catch-up guide to the second and final day of our global mobile conference.

Twitter’s View of the Boston Marathon Bombings (Video)

What did Twitter look like after the Boston Marathon bombings? Michael Sippey, Twitter’s VP of product, explains.

Twitter, Discovery and the Problem of Simplicity

A product engineering problem for the ages if ever there was one.

Twitter Untangles Its Overgrown Org Chart

A look at Twitter’s new and improved organizational structure, including the company’s problematic history between departments.

Twitter Firms Up Top Ranks With CTO, Tightens Product and Design Roles

More changes at the top for Twitter’s C-Suite.