It’s really the week for it, isn’t it?
Reddit, the self-styled front page of the internet, has gone down for “emergency maintenance”, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be back any time soon.
For the last half hour, the usual ugly, text-and-thumbnails-on-a-white-background Reddit.com has been redirecting to the page you see above — a simple GIF with scrolling pixels and a surprisingly happy Snoo — the alien Reddit mascot — with a message saying the site remains down for emergency maintenance.
As of 9:15AM, the site has been offline for almost an hour, the first significant outage since late March, when the site was offline for 40 minutes.
It’s also the longest outage for over a year.