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Twitter clues lead to @HiddenCash in San Francisco

Published on May 28, 2014 10:09 AM
 
Tweets are turning golden in San Francisco, thanks to an anonymous Twitter user hiding cash and then firing off clues as to where to find the loot. -- PHOTO: HIDDENCASH/TWITTER 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Tweets are turning golden in San Francisco, thanks to an anonymous Twitter user hiding cash and then firing off clues as to where to find the loot.

More than US$5,000 (S$6,290) in total has been given away by the person behind @HiddenCash, and word out on Tuesday was that the practice in playful generosity was spreading south to the city of San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The @HiddenCash account has about 103,000 followers as of early Wednesday morning, and the number is climbing as people learned that figuring out sometimes simple hints could lead to payoffs.

"Frankly, a little overwhelmed with requests for media and cash," a post at #HiddenCash said on Tuesday. "It hasn't even been a week. Wow."

 
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