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A “first” lesson

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Typing “first” as a comment in response to a YouTube video is like a dog marking its territory.

I am not the first to dislike this relatively harmless but pointless behaviour. Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning got lyrical by way of response.

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But even something as seemingly mundane as this is worth discussing in digital citizenship. Unpacking reasons for why people want to be first might reveal why some people need to get attention, whether this is a worthwhile pursuit, or how small things add up.

It is also something kids relate to. You cannot really teach them until you reach them first. So forget about well thought out but theoretical scenarios. Start with real life.

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