We told you last week about a copycat of the Twitter account @HiddenCash showing up in San Antonio. Now Texas is getting the real thing. More important, Houston is getting the real thing.
@HiddenCash, a social media account, is, according to its Twitter bio, "an anonymous social experience for good." The account first started dropping hints for cash scavenger hunts in San Francisco in late May, with prizes normally $60-$200. @HiddenCash now has more than 540,000 followers.
Copycats, like @HiddenCashTexas -- based out of San Antonio, have been popping up in different places. @HoustonCgm set up a @HiddenCash-like scavenger hunt at Hager Park last week. But it wasn't until earlier this week that @HiddenCash announced it was expanding its operation to other cities, including Houston.
NYC. Chicago. Houston. Vegas. Mexico City. Hitting all of these this weekend, and Europe next!
— Hidden Cash (@HiddenCash) June 10, 2014
While its overseers were initially kept anonymous, one of @HiddenCash's founders, Jason Buzi, was outed earlier this week by the media. He appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday, explaining the mission of the account.
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— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) June 10, 2014
Buzi wrote a blog post Wednesday on the decision to spread @HiddenCash to other cities.
"It's hard to believe, but it's only been three weeks since we came up with this idea, and we now have over half a million followers here on Twitter. We are so excited and grateful for our followers and fans. We plan to keep growing this movement, and spreading happiness to more places around the world."