A storage website for text. Pastebins arose in the late 1990s when programmers wanted a way to send their source code to peers for review without having to intersperse it in their IRC chats. Pastebins are used for large chunks of code or small snippets. See GitHub
A Code Snippet in Pastebin.com
Pastebin.com and other pastebins were designed for sharing source code, although any text can be added.