Tumblr Downtime Caused by Problem with Uplink Provider

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Popular blogging platform Tumblr remained down Friday morning as users visiting the site were prompted with a message stating, “We’re Sorry. Service is temporarily unavailable. Our engineers are working quickly to resolve the issue.”

Tumblr’s Twitter account, meanwhile, blamed an incident with one of the company’s “uplink providers,” thus resulting in what it said were network problems. However, the blog site has indicated it’ll return to service soon.

Not surprisingly, users weren’t happy with the downtime. “Yeah. It’s killing me. Oh my gosh. Please fix it faster,” commented a Twitter user, according to CNN.

Tumblr’s outage occurs just a few days after other popular social sites including Reddit and Pinterest faced downtime due to errors from Amazon’s cloud services platform.