What is a pastebin?
A pastebin is a content hosting service that allows you to upload and share text online.

Some of the things you can use it for:

  • Quickly share content of a text file with anyone without a need of copy/pasting large chunk of text or sending email with the content
  • Publish information/documents online so that others can access
  • Using it as a disposable message board, using it's message board feature
  • Sending information to someone, via a url link that needs to be "burned after reading"
  • Send someone a copy of a script or piece of code, note or confidential information you dont want anyone else to see.

In this how2 we'll see how to use PrivateBin at

PrivateBin is not a collaborative text editing tool, for that you have Etherpad and EtherCalc