About Imagethief

My name is William Moss. I have been working in media and technology for nearly twenty years, mostly in Asia, in a progression that has taken me from radio and television to Internet game development to e-commerce and public relations. I am currently director of international and corporate communications for Motorola Mobility, based in Sunnyvale, California. I’m originally from the Bay Area, and returned there in early 2013 after nearly nine years in Beijing, China, mostly doing technology public relations, and a similar amount of time in Singapore doing PR, e-commerce consulting and computer game development. Much of my heart is still in Asia.

I have written on China technology, media and business for various publications including CNET Asia, Media Magazine, ForeignPolicy.com and China Economic Review. Prior to moving to Asia, I worked in both radio and television news in San Francisco, USA, and co-authored two books on online computer games.

Contact information

I can be reached by e-mail at will [at] imagethief [dot] com or via any of the social networks listed in the right-hand column.

The Imagethief blog

I started Imagethief in June 2004, immediately after arriving in China. Although originally a straightforward expat blog, it shifted to a focus on PR and public communication in China a few months after I began working for the PR agency Burson-Marsteller in China, in September 2004. The archives at right do not contain all of the nearly 1300 posts I wrote over the years. Successive blog migrations forced me to cull the archives into the best posts from over the years, and that’s what remains.┬áThe archives all exist offline, so if you’re looking for something from the old days, drop me a note.

I don’t write as much I used to, what with the family, relocation, completely absorbing job and whatnot, but from time-to-time something will pop up here.

Disclaimer and Attribution

Imagethief is a personal blog. The opinions within are solely my own, and not those of Motorola Mobility, LLC or my past employers. If you wish to quote something from Imagethief in a mainstream media report (don’t laugh – it’s happened), please contact me at the e-mail address above about proper attribution.

As a matter of policy I will not usually write about the specifics of my work on this blog. Nevertheless, you may want to bear in mind who I work for should I write about matters pertaining to mobile devices, telecommunications or information technology, as I occasionally do.

This blog is not affiliated with the “ImageThief” software application.

Comment Policy

I encourage comments and love a good comment thread. I moderate, so please don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear right away. Sad that it has to be this way, but welcome to the modern Internet.

I welcome all points of view and do not filter for disagreement or dissent. Readers are encouraged to post their own thoughts and opinions, and to disagree with the author if they wish. I do, however, filter for jerky behavior, offensiveness and spam. No right to publish is granted, and all comments are published at my discretion. The following behaviors will ensure your comment is never published:

  1. Personal attacks on me, other commenters or my family members. Or pretty much anybody for that matter.
  2. Posting comments that are completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand (exceptions may be made in certain circumstances, but think it over)
  3. Putting more than two external links in any one comment. Any more than that triggers my spam filter. This setting is not subject to debate.
  4. Including advertisements or comment-spam.

Posts are closed to new comments after two weeks. If you have any questions, want to comment on an old post, or want to raise something unrelated to a post, please e-mail me at will [at] imagethief [dot] com.

About Link Exchanges

I don’t like them, I don’t do them. This isn’t 2005. People are not finding your blog through blogrolls. They’re finding it through Twitter, Facebook or Google, all of which provide context that a blogroll does not. Like my blog? Share it! Got a blog you think I’ll like? Drop me an e-mail and I’ll take a look. If I like it, I’ll tweet some link love.

Thanks, and happy reading!

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