Protocols don't mean much → August 23, 2012 by Weiran Zhang Dave Winer being right again about tent.io: Think of a protocol like a road. You could have a wonderful road. Well paved. Wide lanes. Great rest areas. But if it goes from nowhere to nowhere, it’s not going to be very popular, no matter how nice it is Whatever is going to be there after Twitter, it won't be just a protocol.