Monday, December 6th, 2010

What If Tumblr Is Gone FOREVER???

Tumblr has been down a long time. Hipsters should meet at Starbucks and pass around Moleskine diaries until it's back up.Mon Dec 06 17:35:31 via tGadget

THE GREAT TUMBLR PANIC OF LATE 2010 IS STILL ONGOING. Tumblr DOWN For 13 Hours And Counting! Victim Of Its Own Success: Tumblr Redefines The Concept Of “Back Shortly"! The frightened headlines even finally crept onto CNN: "It bills itself as 'the easiest way to blog.' But the hip website Tumblr crashed on Sunday night and hasn't been online since." The people with Tumblrs are so angry. "We're almost through," Tweeted the techs of Tumblr three hours ago. That is THREE HOURS without pictures of volcanos and cats and Bea Aurthur and people beefing without any context whatsoever about that dude they totally almost had sex with this weekend and who is the most ableist! But hold tight. It'll be back? Maybe? The official line is that they're all dumping a whole lot of Tumblr back in from some backup servery thingie because their big servery thingie had some sort of emo weepy existential breakdown? But what if the server is too sad to ever, like, share its feelings with the other server that wants to help it? Who will reblog its cry for help then? :(

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KarenUhOh (#19)

KarenUhOh is ambivalent about this.

deepomega (#1,720)

Without Tumblr, I've been forced to take up cross-stitching to pass the time at work.

jolie (#16)

You joke, but I'm actually pissed I left my needlepoint at home today. Now I, like, have to pay attention on conference calls or some shit.

wb (#2,214)

I've come to believe that all of the drinking done at work in the pre-Internet age had less to do with actual alcohol and more to do with not having the Internet for wasting time.

deepomega (#1,720)

I'm just commenting a lot more an thehawlpin! While drinking.

wb (#2,214)


abbyjean (#508)

the only thing i know how to do with a post like this is to put it on tumblr. (also, spoiler: gawker is the most ableist! always!)

It's been working for me all morning. What are you all talking about?

cherrispryte (#444)


garge (#736)

To be fair, I don't know what I would do if gchat went away. I nearly burned my Google LED pin in effigy when they started imposing vague limits on the SMS feature.

brent_cox (#40)

At the risk of the hometown pop, an SOM-less day has an entirely different texture.

Art Yucko (#1,321)


Miles Klee (#3,657)
Art Yucko (#1,321)

for CStim, consider iChatachi with ZomblrAttach.

garge (#736)

Oh NO, but I uploaded and saved everything from my CPU as a draft and then wiped my hard drive!! HOW WILL I PROVE MY CITIZENSHIP?!

Screen Name (#2,416)

Screen Name likes this

Art Yucko (#1,321)

artyucko reblogged you: Screen Name likes this

Aatom (#74)

little heart button: artyucko reblogged you: Screen Name likes this

Now where will tweens post pictures of Zachary Quinto and quote The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

I have a corkboard for that.

deepomega (#1,720)


Question for discussion:

Higher profile in its respective era–Geocities or Xanga?

wallsdonotfall (#6,378)

Geocities. As someone with a Livejournal, I looked down on Xanga users (once I knew they existed.)

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Yeah Geocities was a big fucking deal in its time. Xanga was mostly known for animated gifs.

deepomega (#1,720)

Disagree! Xanga was mostly known for its liverjournal-via-myspace interface and its high density of azns. Socioeconomically upwardly mobile!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I was going to mention the azns but then I realized "azn" hadn't been coined yet.

Also I wish liverjournal existed. Mostly so Balk could have one.

NinetyNine (#98)

RELATED: No bear videos for almost 19 hours. Just sayin'

don't get your skinny jeans all in a bunch

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Tumblr is back online.

gumplr (#66)


Art Yucko (#1,321)


cherrispryte (#444)


Tully Mills (#6,486)

I've started reading books again!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Tumblr is dead. Here is a Giant Server Thingie.

Odd. I just got a notification e-mail. Which one of you is bearstation? And what photo?!

Leon (#6,596)

Articles like this always remind me that i have a tumblr which i have updated, i think once? not cuz i'm too whatever, i want to i just…argh can't even finish bothering to explain noncomittal, lazy, uhoh realwork blah blah blah

I'm assuming this all started when WikiLeaks migrated to Tumblr, right?

gumplr (#66)

4chan ftw?

Art Yucko (#1,321)

click through cat photo for puddi video.

The tumblr grid is still vulnerable to catastrophic failure. When will we invest in America's infrastructure?

swizzard (#329)

I'm just waiting for someone to start a "FUCKYEAHTUMBLROUTAGE" tumblr.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Bumbling techies humbld by fumbld server swap! Hipster scumbl all grumbl, "we're unabl to tumbl!" like the entire internet just crumbld. Everyone else just succumbls to the usual Monday boredombl.

Abe Sauer (#148)

THIS explains why criticism of me has declined so sharply.

MichelleDean (#7,041)

Mostly I miss the cats of the other people I follow. Like Choire's.

NinetyNine (#98)

SVMMRFMGDTH is pleased you all took our advice and deleted your tumblrs.

Ok, in all seriousness … I'm a bit concerned, because I never backed up the content of my Tumblr. What if they lost some or all of it in whatever server melt-down they've suffered?

I realize that the extinction of my Tumblr's content would be no great loss to mankind, of course … but I was kind of fond of some of it, for nostalgic reasons mostly.

cherrispryte (#444)

Conversely, if I knew my Tumblr had a lost-forever expiration date, I would have been a lot more oversharey!

Tumblr posted this to Twitter over SIX HOURS ago:

"This has been a slow and painful recovery, but we're almost through. We'll have more info to share as soon as we can post to our blog again."

Ha ha ha ha!! This is so funny! Unless I lost all my blog content and the joke's on me! Then I'll just laugh through my tears! Ha ha ha!!

SeaBassTian (#281)

I think at the very least, a cached version would be preserved. But I'm still able to access my home page but not dashboard or archive. Though I wasn't able to access it via Wayback Machine, so who knows?

Related: My gchat is a chorus of …and how is it only two-fuckin'-thirtys.

joshc (#442)

I want to reblog this so badly. Will it always be like this? Is this real life now?

johnpseudonym (#1,452)


Matt Langer (#2,467)

After 24 hours I think it's safe to conclude that if America is still charmed by cat photos upon Tumblr's eventual return then every last one of these "the internet is destroying our attention span" trend pieces is absolute shit.


joshc (#442)

unrelated: what is that twitter embed magic you've brewed? CRAZY.

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