First Comment (and Spelling) Fail

I followed a link from Beth’s blog to The Stranger’s site (somewhat unsafe for work), where Dan Savage is soliciting new definitions for the term ‘saddleback’. I scrolled down to the comments section, and spotted this:

First Comment (and Spelling) Fail

There’s an old, silly online tradition of posting ‘First!’ (or some variation) to popular forums or blogs. This is a particularly poor execution of that practice.

I wonder where this ‘first’ business started. Slashdot, maybe?

Written by dbarefoot

Darren Barefoot is an author, speaker and digital strategist. He’s the co-founder of Capulet Communications, and co-author of “Friends With Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook”.

7 comments

  1. It’s silly. The same thing happens on internet forums.. “first post!”.

    I guess some people are just proud of being a certain kind of early adopters/finders 😉

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