If you’ve been trying to update your Tumblr fruitlessly for the past half a day, you’re not alone- the multimedia microblogging service is still down due to a lengthy and mostly-unexplained outage.
The outage began well over twelve hours ago, at which time Tumblr’s twitter was updated with the following message:
We’re working quickly to recover from a major issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.
And then, tumbleweed and silence. There has been no update on when the service (which runs several widely-read blogs such as TheDailyWh.at) might return, but Twitter has become the crazy girlfriend of Tumblr, with panicked users speculating on whether the service will down forever. (No source for such a postulation was cited, and there is no evidence that Tumblr is not coming back.)
In the absence of a given reason for the very large outage, we can only sit back, wait and agree with Y U NO guy on Twitter, who said:
TUMBLR SAYS WE’LL BE BACK SHORTLY. DAVID KARP, Y U NO SEE ITS BEEN OVER AN HOUR
Edit: Also, there is When Tumblr is Down.