The numbers are impressive Tumblr: In a TV interview with TechCrunch, the founder of the microblogging service, David Karp, said the platform grows to 250 million page views each week. Last week, the sites of the service generated a total of 1.2 billion page views in the last thirty days were over 4 billion.
According to Karp, it is one of the reasons that make a Tumblr service unreliable, since the servers cannot handle the number of hits. The growth of the platform was big, too fast and she could not be structured to meet the demand for access. In December 2009, were 335 million page views, in the same month last year were 2.5 billion – or about eight times.
ComScore estimates that Tumblr has about 19 million unique visitors per day worldwide. The service came to stay off the air for 24 hours straight last week. To restructure, Karp said recently Tumblr acquired a loan of U.S. $ 30 million to increase the supply of servers.
Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes and audio, is a blog of short texts, but does not come as a microblog, being in an intermediate category between WordPress and Twitter. Users are able to “follow” other users and see their posts on your dashboard (dashboard). Users may like (favorite) or reblog (promotion) other blogs. The personalization service and emphasizes ease of use.