Pinterest may now be the third most popular social network on the Web, but being so popular can come with problems too, and the site seems to be experiencing those now.
In recent days, Pinterest has at times loaded slowly, crashed upon pinning or re-pinning, and served up 404 error pages. This evening, some are having trouble accessing Pinterest at all.
(Are you having problems accessing Pinterest? Let us know in the comments below.)
Among those reporting problems with Pinterest today are Pinterest users on Twitter.
How are people supposed to judge me based on my aesthetic preferences if Pinterest is down???
— Ryan Whyte (@rfwhyte) April 10, 2012
PINTEREST. Why are you down? I need you.
— Ellie Humphrey (@E_Humphrey) April 10, 2012
— Caroline(@beesacaroline) April 10, 2012
AHHH WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO RT @MatthewKnell: Is Pinterest down?
— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) April 10, 2012
The only two social networks more popular than Pinterest right now, Twitter and Facebook, have had their own downtime over the years, but have been mostly reliable in recent months. Downtime used to be a much bigger problem as those sites grew.
DownRightNow.com, which looks at the status of popular Internet services, does not track the status of Pinterest.