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Panic with Friends Podcast - Trung Phan - Content Creator, Startup Founder, and Twitter Legend

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I’m excited to have creator Trung Phan on the show today. He’s mastered the 'game' of Twitter, regularly getting Elon Musk to chime in on his stream. Trung’s one of the funniest and interesting people I follow on Twitter – covering business, the media, and tech. I wanted to find out how it feels to be in the center of a hurricane of memes and pick his brain on what he’s thinking about media moving forward.

I also wanted to find out about his new AI startup, Bearly AI. I've managed to pull a few tips from him on the magical mystery of going viral, and a few twitter hacks everyone should find useful. You can connect with Trung using the links below. Enjoy!

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For more details on today’s conversation read on below…

Guest: Trung Phan

Profile: Creator, Co-founder of Bearly AI

Where to Find Him: Twitter, Bloomberg, SatPost

What's Trung panicked about? Being an hour late to this recording.


Show Notes:

  • Introduction (00:34)

  • Welcome Trung (02:35)

  • Trung’s early life (04:17)

  • First time going ‘viral’ (06:24)

  • Studying at McGill (09:19)

  • Going viral on Twitter (11:04)

  • Is going viral worth it? (13:21)

  • Gas founder Nikita Bier (13:37)

  • 1 degree from Elon Musk (13:56)

  • Putting in the hours (16:40)

  • Attention is a scarce resource (17:36)

  • 10X your tweets (19:39)

  • Hashtag advice (21:47)

  • Twitter is the top one percent (24:11)

  • Managing a massive following (26:12)

  • Why Elon bought Twitter (28:28)

  • Improving Twitter (30:31)

  • Letting Trump back on Twitter (34:45)

  • Interacting with Elon (36:03)

  • Media ‘barbell’ strategy (37:24)

  • Who Trung follows (38:56)

  • Trung’s AI startup (40:13)

  • The first billionaire solo creator (40:25)

  • Build the audience first (43:52)

  • Bearly AI overview (47:32)

  • Wrapping up (50:23)

  • Closing thoughts (52:48)

© Panic with Friends, 2022. All rights reserved.

Host: Howard Lindzon | Producer: Knut Jensen | Researcher: Pete Weishaupt Disclaimer: All information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment, legal or tax advice, or an offer to buy or sell any security. For full disclosures: https://howardlindzon.com/disclaimer/

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