To create a profile on myYearbook, you'll need a valid e-mail address. You'll also need to fill out an online form with your name, location, gender and birthday. Then, you'll need to enter a CAPTCHA code to verify that you're a real human being rather than an automated program.
Once you've filled out the form, the next step is to start searching for friends. The developers of myYearbook automate this process and let you search by pulling friends from address books for other services like Hotmail or Yahoo Mail. If your contacts have myYearbook profiles, the site will send a request to their account. If they don't have an account, you can choose to send them an e-mail inviting them to join myYearbook and build their own profile.
The final step is to upload a photo for your profile image. Once you've chosen an appropriate photo as your profile image, myYearbook will provide you with Lunch Money, the virtual currency of myYearbook. The more people you invite to join myYearbook, the more Lunch Money you'll receive.
Once you've finished the initial process, you'll have built a basic profile. But that's just the beginning. You can fill out your profile with more information about yourself. You can set a status message similar to a Facebook status or Twitter message. You can also create playlists of songs, add videos to your profile, add television shows, manage friends lists and post blog entries.
The myYearbook user interface is similar to other social networking sites. The main tabs allow you to go to the home page, your profile page, a friends page that lists all the users you've designated as friends and tabs for various games, quizzes, applications and messages. The layout is intuitive and uses playful fonts and images.
It's not difficult to explore the site and contact people. It's also not hard to pick a fight. Next, we'll look at myYearbook battles.