How important is your Twitter bio?

When someone new followed me, I used to look at the bio, the most recent tweets, then check out the website listed in their profile. It seemed like a good way to get to know the folks. This thorough method also helped me get to know the folks I decided to follow back, so they wouldn’t just be a random face in my stream.

Lately though, there’s too many new tweeps to be doing this kind of background check. So, I’ve resorted to looking only at the bio.