I wanted to add that these points can also apply when using IslamicBoard.com.
Read below on the notes from Fiqh Of Chillin :). Source
It is not good to rely on Google, or the internet in general especially for fatawa (rulings) because knowledge is sacred and it needs to come from a reliable scholar so it's best to ask a scholar personally.
Remember fatawa can change depending on time, circumstances. and region one lives and online sources don't take that into account so some fatawa may not apply to you.
There is a serious problem when people become addicted to social media such as facebook. Time is precious and we should limit our use of social media.
Every time you want to check your facebook or twitter, just make dhikr for 30 seconds before checking it. You will probably end up making more dhikr than the average Muslim.
The Online Tongue
1. Arguing and debating online can deaden the heart. 'The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the one that argues the most.. (Bukhari)
2. Social media can become a facilitator for backbiting, slander, and rumor mongering.
3. Re-tweeting/sharing without thinking is dangerous.
4. Passive aggressive updates
ex: I hate people who do such and such.
If a friend knows who you are talking about then it is considered back biting even if you didnt mention any names.
Real life vs. Online
1. How we represent ourselves online should correlate with who we really are in person.
2. Apathetic posting- before you like something or post something. make sure to apply it yourself first.
3. A lack of sincerity- anything you do online, make sure to do It for Allah.
4. Seeking the praise of others can cause us to do bad things so keep that in mind.
1. Lowering your online gaze! (goes for both genders) meaning don't go on the facebook of the opposite gender and look through all their pictures! Don't do facebook stalking.
2. Interacting with the opposite gender act the same way you would in person meaning be really formal and keep things halal.
What not to share
1. Don't display your sins! you are just getting double the sin. So instead just repent to Allah and dont put your sins online (ex: take down those pits of you at the hookah bar)
2. Make a clear distinction of your private and public life-meaning protect your life inside your home and your family so don't put that on display online.