I googled the phrase and found only one (not really) halfway looking legitimate blog post at PCMag that I could barely understand regarding it: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370135,00.asp
October 3, 2010 03:26pm EST
New Twitter.com Restricts Usage With Rate Limits, Too
David Murphy By David Murphy
What happens when Twitter decides to use its own APIs to display messages and enable features on its main Web site? Its users run the same risk of draining their digital pool of available resources as if they were tapping into Twitter using a third-party application.
At least that's the scenario that The Next Web's Chat Catacchio found himself in recently. According to the writer, Twitter has apparently decided to set a rate limit for accessing the main Twitter.com page in a manner familiar to those who use third-party tools to manage their accounts.
In the case of the latter, Twitter restricts the amount you can access the service to a set rate in an effort to prevent apps from mercilessly pinging Twitter every x number of seconds. Multiply that scenario by Twitter's millions of users, and that practice could run the risk of setting the company's servers ablaze from overuse.
Then I Googled some more and found some pictures - with messages - posted by a Twitter user who claims to be Richard Perlman @HealthyCitizens over the last year:
I reached my Twitter "hourly usage limit" May 9 at 6:22 AM using I-Mobile 3G. I hadn't tweeted for hours.
Twitter hourly limit reached after 2 hours and 10 tweets
Note: I'm skipping some repetitive photos posted online...
After one tweet, "Sorry! You've hit your hourly usage limit. Try again soon"
"Rate limited" after one tweet.
Twitter screenshot today. "Sorry! You've hit your hourly usage limit. Try again soon"
After two hours trying, I posted one tweet. Then,"Sorry! You've hit your hourly usage limit" #Internetfreedom
Twitter support says message "Sorry! You've hit your hourly usage limit" is ISP problem. No reply from Thai ISPs"
Most times when I can tweet, Twitter says "Whoops! You already said that..."
After not accessing Twitter for 19 hours, I hit my Twitter "hourly usage limit" without even posting a tweet.
After a few Tweets, I again hit my Twitter "hourly usage limit" and can't even view my past tweets.
Today I hit my Twitter "hourly usage limit" w/out posting a tweet.Twitter support says problem w/ ISPs. #Thailand
It doesn't matter whether I use Wi-Fi or aircard, I'm informed "Sorry, you've hit your Twitter hourly usage limit".
Why (show so may pictures) and Who (is Richard Perlman) and What (is Healthy Citizens)?
This is from the About me page to the Healthy Citizens blog that Richard Perlman advertises on his Twitter account:
www.healthycitizens.com was established in 2000 as the website for Citizens Against Human Experimentation. At the time I, Richard Perlman,was living in Washington DC investigating Post-World War II medical research with emphasis on the United States involuntary human experimentation programs. I am particulary interested in the relationship of the military-intelligence-medical-pharmaceutical communities in the development of cerebral cortex programs. Since April 2003, I have lived and traveled throughout Asia and Oceania. For more biographical information about me, please read "American Guinea Pig: My Struggle for Health and Freedom", my first posting, July 10,2007. I am 64 and believe I have been an American Guinea Pig most of my life.This blog may be my "last hurrah"; it is important I succeed. Those, who wish to message with me can contact me, Richard_P_10021, on Yahoo Messenger. They can also follow my posts on Twitter. I am presently in Bangkok,Thailand and may be contacted at +66(2)259-1931 or +66(2)260-0211-6 ext.2087. I am still in need of attorney(s) to help me 1)protect my health and freedom 2)address my father's estate.If you must read something from his blog, here's a sample:
EVERYONE IS A VICTIM OF A COVER-UP
We would not have some of the national policy embarrassments we have today if the public had been more involved. Many of the Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib interrogation techniques originated with the programs I address. Significant health research originated from these programs but there has been unwarranted delays releasing this knowledge? One example is the 1996 NIH acknowledgment of the effectiveness of acupuncture upon the hypothalamus and pituitary. I believe that knowledge was known as early as 1980, if not before, How could there be a computer blackberry age if carpal tunnel syndrome and the possibility of more serious illnesses were acknowledged? I believe knowledge about the harmful effects of mobiles are buried in these programs as well as the harmful effects of other toxins.
Ridiculous, reads like something StrandedWind and Velvet Revolution nutties would make up.
It's getting easier to find hacker spam Twitter accounts these days, because when I click on who they follow I often see accounts that say I'm following them even though I follow zero accounts on Twitter now and usually never saw them before.
My guess is this almost definite zombie/sock/spammer/hacker is pretending that governments are preventing him from tweeting things like this alleged Tweet from May 10, 2010:
This is just one weird Twitter account that he/she/it follows and is following: http://twitter.com/#!/washington4post
I'm not sure what that means, and it has followers from all across the world. But fake news and hackers seem to go hand in hand.
Here's two more pictures I can't quite figure out yet, maybe a reader can...
(This might be a fake photo, perhaps, since the woman is smiling. Maybe there was a photo published in the media or on a blog that showed her frowning or screaming)
I did find that sign at this blog with someone else holding it: http://womenlearnthai.com/index.php/update-expats-eye-witness-report-ratchaprasong-resort/