I'm not sure if this question has already been asked at some point, but searching for a question, and it's answers, seems to not be such an easy feat on here. Soo, here's the specifics of my question:
As the title states: What are the laws, or the specifics, regarding self-incrimination, on the Internet? Specifically, I'm curious about admitting to past illegal activities (for example: underage drinking, or usage of illegal drugs - examples: pills, lsd, coke, etc etc., or just general shenanigans that are done in the privacy of one's own home, and none of the crimes committed were against anyone or anything, brought no harm to anyone, etc. Basically, no danger to the public or society.
Before anyone decides to respond with the obvious: "That's admitting to a crime, it's illegal, don't do it, blah blah blah." But, if you go to any one of the multiple forums and websites where people talk about such things (drugs-forum.com, addforums.com, etc etc), everywhere you look, people are openly admitting to illegal drug usage, people share their experiences and such everywhere on there. And obviously no one is going to jail for it, the websites aren't being shut down. So, is there something that protects people from the legal consequences of these actions?
My question ultimately pertains to this: Can someone write a blog, or share (online, in some way) their personal experiences, life events etc, even if those experiences, and their 'life story' so to speak, includes past illegal activities of these kinds?
Thanks, to anyone who answers my question (answers without the 'troll-y' responses , which I expect I'll get.. Because who can resist, right?)