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A pastebin is a type of web application where anyone can store plain text.[edit]
Web address
Slogan "#1 paste tool since 2002!"
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 2002
Alexa rank 1,086 (Global July 2014)

It took 8 years for to surpass 10 million "Active" pastes (not spam or expired pastes).[1] Less than a year later the owners of tweeted that they had already surpassed the 20 million active pastes mark.[2][3]

In February 2010, was sold by the original owner, Paul Dixon, to Jeroen Vader, a Dutch serial Internet entrepreneur.[4] 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.

During 2014 Venezuelan protests, was blocked by the country's government as one of the sites where activists were sharing information.[5]

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