Everyone knows the benefit of First: you get cited. You get seen. You get credit. You get traffic.
On the internet, where the money you make is often measured in the pageviews you serve, being first can seem to be of paramount importance. After all, Google ranks its search results by (among other things) how many different sites give you credit.
Of course, First comes with some problems, too. It’s unpolished. Sometimes you look stupid. You don’t have time to make it engaging.
First isn’t the only way to get credited, though. You can also do things Well. You’ll come “late” to the game, but you have a chance to be interesting, to provide real analysis, to put some work into the delivery and make it yours.
Would you rather do things First, or Well?
They’re both valid models. Which one do you want to use?