In Twitterspeak, it is called ‘setting p’. It is not an entirely different concept though. It’s been there since the days when Facebook was always the first website we visited daily. I don’t know how and why the term was coined and I’m not even going to explain what it is all about. Use your tongue to count your teeth biko.:p
So I decided to set p with this particular chic on Twitter (handle witheld). Because Twitter can be such a rowdy place, and you will likely not remember how and where you came across stuff, I really can’t tell how we met. But I’m sure it’s her avatar that pulled me in X_X. And then the setting of P started. “Now following @xyz,” I tweeted, careful not to add ‘pls follow back’, as I have been subject of coded insults and at other times,
Twitter’s notification a few minutes later confirmed she had followed back. The next step was sending a DM. I didn’t dull. i selected the option and typed: “Hi! What’s popping na? Please give me your pin so I can add you on bbm.” This is the first point where it can be a bit tricky, because she might read the handwriting on the wall and is not interested. She might simply just ignore it.
She didn’t. But her response weakened me. “Wassup? My pin is 234567890. Pls be decent and no immoral talk.” Choi! Yawa haff gased! What did I do? I simply added her and ignored her. I wanted to set p and not evangelize! 3-I