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According to a report by CenterNetworks and confirmed by a flurry of activity on Twitter and our own Leon Pals, microblogging site Tumblr has been down for about two hours now.
While the homepage is up and running, if you attempt to sign up for a new account, you’re promptly greeted with an error message that lets you know Tumblr’s engineers have been alerted and that the site is working quickly to fix the issues.
It looks like this:
And if you’re already a member and logged in, everything is down.
This is not good news at all for a website that’s not only in the top 50 biggest websites in the United States but one that just recently jumped into the world of e-commerce through a New York City fashion start-up called Of A Kind.
We’ll keep an eye on the website and update if and when it comes back online. For now though, you can take a look at all of the stuff you’re missing during the downtime at WhenTumblrisDown.com.
Update: Tumblr has finally broken its silence and had this to say about the outage through their Twitter account:
We’re working quickly to recover from a major issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.
So, it should be up soon but still, three words come to mind after all of this:
Get it together.
Update 2: The website is now completely down for me:
There is a typo in there. See it? I think by “certain pages” they meant to say entire website.
Update 3: It’s been 5 hours now.
Tumblr is still down.
Still no word on when it will be back up.
Yes, another update: Tumblr, a few hours ago, put up a message on their Twitter account:
This has been a slow and painful recovery, but we’re almost through. We’ll have more info to share as soon as we can post to our blog again.
Hopefully we see some activity soon. The site has been down for a solid 19 hours now.
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