Tumblr takes a tumbl


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.

(thanks Chris)



  1. I felt the pain, but can only imagine what ur-tumblrs and tumblr friends ‘sloth unleashed’ and ‘this isn’t happiness’ felt. Drug withdrawal researchers should be standing by in case this happens again.

  2. Would it have killed them to just call it a clusterfuck? How often does life hand you a straight line like that?

  3. Am I the only one who doesn’t see any mention of Tumblr outage in the link?

    On a related note, does anyone actually use Tumblr?

  4. I do use Tumblr, but hosted through outside host. I just could not post anything though Tumblr for 2 days. My misc/humor section was just in halt for those days. Yikes!

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