Kevin Cheng Joining Twitter

TwitterLogo.jpgFormer Raptr director of product strategy Kevin Cheng accepted an offer from Twitter, and he will join the microblogging service as a product manager, TechCrunch reported.

Prior to gaming-based social network Raptr, Cheng also worked with Yahoo!’s Brickhouse incubator, Yahoo! Maps, Yahoo! Local, Adaptive Path and Trilogy, according to TechCrunch.

Cheng wrote in a post on his blog:

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I had left Raptr to explore other options. Raptr was an incredible experience for me and I learned a lot there. I watched and helped the company grow from eight people to the near 30 it is now. (They’re hiring more, by the way.)

At Raptr, I took on more roles and responsibilities than I have ever had before in my professional life. The team I left behind consists of some of the most talented people I know whom I hope to work with again in the future. I have a little bit of insight into what’s coming for Raptr and, believe me, if you play any video games, the service is going to be even better than it already is.

But for me, it was time to take my newfound skills and apply them to new challenges.

Today, I signed an offer letter from Twitter. I’ll be a product manager there working primarily on the Web client. As you might guess from my Twitter username (@k), I’m a pretty big fan of theirs and see a lot of potential for the medium next year—for that’s what it is; a medium, not a service.