A pastebin is a type of web application where anyone can store plain text.
|Slogan||"#1 paste tool since 2002!"|
|Alexa rank||1,146 (Global July 2014)|
Although created in 2002, Pastebin.com only reached 1 million "Active" pastes (not spam or expired pastes) eight years later, in 2010. 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.
By October of 2011, the site's active pastes numbers exceeded 10 million. Less than a year later, in July of 2012, the owners of Pastebin.com tweeted that they had already surpassed the 20 million active pastes mark.
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