When Dave Anderson received a Facebook friend request from a man named Matthew Becker, initially he had trouble placing the name.
"At first I thought he might be the little brother of an old childhood buddy of mine," he said. "But then I remembered that Bryan only has sisters."
Still, the name did sound familiar. Anderson squinted at the thumbnail-sized profile image of Becker and tried to recall who he was.
"Did we go to summer camp together?" He wondered. "Was he maybe on the swim team in high school? Were we in the same Econ class or something?"
When he finally recalled who Matthew Becker was, Anderson accepted the friend request, rekindling a vague acquaintanceship that began and also ended years ago when the two interned together for a summer at the same marketing firm in Cincinnatti.
"Man, Matthew Becker!" Anderson said. "I haven't thought about that guy in forever! I wonder what he's been up to in the last decade."
Anderson then spent some time browsing through hundreds of Becker's photos on Facebook. "Looks like he's still living in Newport," he said. "Apparently he took a trip to London recently. And he has a cute girlfriend. Good for him."
"Matthew was always wearing a tie back when we interned," Anderson mused, recalling the brief period during which he and Becker had been vaguely acquainted. "One time I was like, 'Dude why are you so dressed up? This is just an unpaid summer internship'.
"But that was Matthew for you-- at least, to the extent that I knew him. He was always going above and beyond. That is, he was always doing that during the eight weeks we worked together part-time. After that I can't really say. We didn't keep in touch."
He added, "Until now! This is so great!"
As of press time, Anderson was busy looking at the wedding album of Matthew Becker's sister's best friend.