Tumblr has been down for 13 hours and counting. Let’s hope Twitter and Foursquare, whose status pages are both Tumblr-hosted, don’t also have problems today. (Also, congratulations to Tumblr — a major outage is a positive sign for growth. ;))
San Francisco – AT&T’s wireless data networks in the Southeast and Midwest U.S. were down for several hours on Thursday, causing BlackBerry and iPhone users to be without data services.
The EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) services in those regions began having problems around 6:30 a.m. EST, said Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman. Voice calling was not affected, but people trying to use wireless data services may have had difficulty, he said.
Can’t say I saw any symptoms of this outage…the BlackBerry was churning right along this morning and all through the day. Odd.
I think Comcast just had a brief interruption on the entire East coast. At least, it was a concurrent service interruption here and in Boston, according to a friend of mine who’s up there for college. LOL. Hey, at least it wasn’t just me…