Pastebin

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Pastebin.com
Web address www.pastebin.com
Slogan "#1 paste tool since 2002!"
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 2002
Alexa rank
1,146 (Global July 2014)

A pastebin is a type of web application where anyone can store plain text. They are most commonly used to share short source code snippets for code review via Internet Relay Chat.

History[edit]

Although created in 2002, Pastebin.com only reached 1 million "Active" pastes (not spam or expired pastes) eight years later, in 2010.[1] In February 2010, Pastebin.com was sold by the original owner, Paul Dixon, to Jeroen Vader, a Dutch serial Internet entrepreneur. Only a few weeks after the transfer, Mr. Vader had launched a whole new version of the website which he branded V2.0. In early 2011, V3.0 was launched.[2]

By October 2011, the site's active pastes numbers exceeded 10 million.[1] Less than a year later, in July 2012, the owners of Pastebin.com tweeted that they had already surpassed the 20 million active pastes mark.[3]

During the 2014 Venezuelan protests, Pastebin.com was blocked by the country's government as one of the sites where activists were sharing information.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pastebin.com Surpasses 10 Million "Active" Pastes". TechCrunch.com. 1011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-27.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Pastebin: How a popular code-sharing site became the ultimate hacker hangout". The Next Web. 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / pastebin: Time for cake!!! Pastebin.com now hosts more than 20 million active pastes! Stats -> pastebin.com/stats". Twitter.com. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Internet a crucial Venezuela battleground". Jamaica Observer (Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Observer). Associated Press. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-08-20.