And now for a tech mystery. Described as “an anonymous social experience for good,” the twitter account @HiddenCash has been tweeting clues to actual stashes of cash hidden in San Francisco and other cities.
@HiddenCash generally hides around $50 to $100 in an envelope and then sends clues as to the money’s whereabouts via Twitter, which people then use to find the money.
And until recently, the man behind @HiddenCash was a complete mystery. Now, the social media robin hood has come forward. His name is Jason Buzi.
Buzi hails from the bay area, and previously tried to make it big with a series of failed web ventures. One particular fiasco was a YouTube knockoff called “Cashtomato.” A publicity stunt for the site in New York’s Union Square that included giveaways of money hidden in boxes of tomatoes devolved into what was written up in the New York Daily News as a “free-for-all”.
These days, Buzi makes most of his money through real estate.
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