In a word, no. While Maker’s issues are likely attributable to hacker retaliation, Tumblr is seeming to experience the far more common system disruption. According to Tumblr’s Twitter account: We’re experiencing slow loading or intermittent errors on certain pages and are working quickly to restore performance. This is programmer codespeak for “someone dropped a cheese sandwich onto the circuit board again.”
The breakdown, which first occurred around 4:06 PM EST, has been gradually returning some accounts to service over the past couple hours, though the majority of the site is still offline.
I guess for now the blog site’s reported 20 million users will just have to complain to themselves for a change.