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After the first week of 24 last season, we took a deep dive into the learnings from the show. Earlier today we met with an informant on the east side of Manhattan to pick up a secret document that outlines how Jack Bauer will use Internet startups to help him thwart evil in NYC this season on 24. We are sharing this information now because we believe it to be prudent to do so.
In the early part of the season, Jack will use Twitter heavily. An undercover FBI agent will setup a Twitter account that uses secret terms that must be decoded using the Plurk API. Unfortunately this strategy only works for so long, as Jack Carlson notes that after the umpteen whale, Jack must look elsewhere. Jack considers using Facebook instead but realizes that Facebook isn’t a startup anymore.
Because the show was taped last year (but don’t worry, it was in real-time), Friendfeed becomes the new choice for Jack to communicate with his new girlfriend Renee. All messages are encoded into photo memes of babies. Each photo must be held up to the Car Finder app to determine which car Jack will find his next clue in.
Towards the middle of the season, Jack attends a networking function for former operatives and collects a bunch of business cards. He uses my startup for business card processing with our new “CTU” modified upgrade.
Jack stores all of his confidential files on drop.io because they are private and only Jack’s associates (like Renee and the President) can see them. Jack keeps track of his expenses (you think those helicopter trips are cheap?) using Zoho
After all the hoo-ha about location and how important it is for Jack to know where he and his “friends” are, Jack decides to use FourSquare. After three episodes Chloe explains that people can fake check-ins so they move to Gowalla where you gotta be where you say you are. Jack is shakened but not stirred regarding this news and realizes that he better put more gas into his Ford Fiesta so he can get closer to the bad guys.