Tired of seeing this misinformation. Bitcoin was not the first cryptocurrency. That distinction, arguably, belongs to eCash.
If we’re using social network analogies to represent mindshare, adoption, and success then I would argue BTC is more akin to FB.
Not a perfect analogy of course, just a good way to turn the tables on your antagonist who probably has no idea eCash even existed, though it was very influential. Much like many of the kids today have probably never heard of myspace.