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Tumblr Down – Fans Angry
It appears that the microblog service Tumblr is currently down as of 6pm Eastern Time. From what we can tell, the service has been down for about an hour now. The Tumblr homepage is up and running although signing up for a new account pushes you to the error page displayed below.
A search on Twitter for Tumblr shows some very upset users (some comments NSFW) about the outage. Loading different Tumblr blogs and/or loading the same Tumblr blog provides either an the “Error” message displayed below or an overloaded servers message. Patrick on Twitter notes, “Is it just me or is Tumblr down like a solid 15% of the time?”
Interestingly, Tumblr appears to host their status blog on the Tumblr platform – so it too is down. No mention of the outage on the Tumblr Twitter account as of the time of this post.
Updated 7pm Eastern – Tumblr has replied noting, “We’re working quickly to recover from a major issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.”
As always please report in if Tumblr is down where you are – either the main Tumblr site or your personal Tumblog.