notepad.cc

notepad.cc was "a piece of paper in the cloud" — just a persistent URL with a giant text area that saved as you typed. Like Google Docs, but without any accounts or fuss.

In the end, there were roughly 2 million documents created

The internet never lets you do nice things without consequence. Despite being a free service with no ads, people started DDoSing it and using it for all sorts of nefarious things.

Ultimately, in the words of Kevin O’Leary, we decided to take it behind the barn and shoot it.