Investigating “Rate Limit Exceeded” issues 2 years ago
Many users are receiving incorrect “Rate Limit Exceeded” errors through the Twitter API. We are investigating the cause and will update when it is resolved.
Update (7/14/10 4:15 PM PST, 23:15 UTC): This issue has been fixed but we are running tests to ensure that there are no further problems. Please contact the Twitter Support team if you are continue to receive erroneous rate limit error messages: http://bit.ly/twicket