How to Use Social Networking Sites for Beginners
How Facebook Timeline Profile Works
After signing up for Facebook, skip the next part where it asks to import your email contacts to help build your friend list. You can do that later. First you should fill out your Facebook profile before you start connecting with many friends, so theyll have something to see when you send them a friend request.Facebook calls its profile area your Timeline because it arranges your life in chronological order and displays a running list of your activities on Facebook.At the top of the Timeline is a large horizontal banner image which Facebook calls your cover photo. Inset below it is an area reserved for a smaller, square profile picture of you. You can upload the image of your choice; until you do, a shadowy avatar will appear.Your Timeline page is also where you can upload basic biographical information about yourself education, work, hobbies, interests. Relationship status is a big deal on Facebook, too, though you dont have to publicize your relationship status if you dont feel like it. This Timeline/profile area is where other people will go to check you out on Facebook, its also where you can go to check out your friends because each of them has a Timeline/profile page.Our Facebook Timeline Tutorial explains much more about how to fill out your profile and use the Timeline interface to edit what people will see when they visit your Facebook profile.