As a lover of Facebook, I enjoy scanning through posts and trying to find something noteworthy from friends or former coworkers. The challenge I usually face, however, is spending too much time scanning through streams and streams of posts that don’t matter to me. Sure, it is vaguely interesting to see that someone is checked in at an airport or cheering on a favorite major league (or little league) sports team. But I find myself just quickly scanning those items and quickly moving past them, and it takes significant time just to scan the posts.
But, every few days I do find a terrific post. I define an outstanding post as something that is meaningful and stops me in my scanning path. Most recently, it was a picture of friends from over 20 years ago in an environment that immediately came flooding back to me in memory. Like watching an engaging movie or reading a fascinating article, this post grabbed me, put a smile on my face and immediately started my brain spinning.