It seems that popular microblogging site Tumblr is having some major problems as the site has now been down for several hours and there’s still no word on when it might be available again. The news was also confirmed on Twitter some hours ago.
When Adam Mills over on The Next Web first reported on this, sourced from CenterNetworks, the homepage was still up but users that wanted to open a new account were met with an error message. However logged-in members found everything went down. After this the site went down completely. We’ve just checked on Tumblr again and it’s still down and we were met with the message, “We’ll be back shortly. We’re working quickly to recover from an issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience,” which is the same explanation as on Twitter.
While this is an apologetic message it’s a big blow to the site that as The Next Web points out is in the top 50 biggest websites of the U.S and many might think Tumblr isn’t actually working that quickly as the site has now been down for some considerable length of time.
For more on this go to thenextweb.com. How are you finding life without Tumblr? Is this a major inconvenience to you? Let us know your thoughts by sending us your comments please.