Tumblr CEO David Karp has (finally) posted an update on the two-day outage causing outrage among users of the short-form blogging platform.
"Yesterday afternoon, during planned maintenance that was not intended to interrupt service, an issue arose that took down a critical database cluster," explains Karp. "This brought down our entire network while our engineers worked feverishly to restore these databases and bring your blogs back online."
"Sorry we let you down today," the post ends.
Even the hungover owls seem sadder than usual. But good news, Brooklyn: tumblogs are slowly coming back online tonight. All should be well in tumblandia by the morning, I'd wager.
The Nameless Coaltion, a global alliance of women’s groups, LGBTQ groups, human rights and digital rights groups has asked Facebook to abandon its “Real Names” policy, which puts Facebook users in danger of reprisals including state violence, stalkers, and on-the-job harassment.
Protesters angry over proposed layoffs stormed an Air France executive meeting and cornered Director Pierre Plissonnier and Resources Director Xavier Broseta, tearing off the men’s jackets and ripping their shirts off, forcing them to scale a fence to get free.
Maciej Cegłowski’s posted another of his barn-burning speeches about the Internet’s problems, their origins and their solutions (previously), a talk from the Fremtidens Internet conference in Copenhagen called “What Happens Next Will Amaze You.”
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