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A pastebin is a type of web application where anyone can store plain text.
Web address
Slogan "#1 paste tool since 2002!"
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 2002
Alexa rank 1,146 (Global July 2014)


Although created in 2002, only reached 1 million "Active" pastes (not spam or expired pastes) eight years later, in 2010.[1] In February 2010, 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 of 2011, the site's active pastes numbers exceeded 10 million.[1] Less than a year later, in July of 2012, the owners of tweeted that they had already surpassed the 20 million active pastes mark.[3]

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

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  1. ^ a b " Surpasses 10 Million "Active" Pastes". 1011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  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!!! now hosts more than 20 million active pastes! Stats ->". 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.