I am using C# and LinqToTwitter and am struggling to understand the rate limits for Rest API v1.1.
In my web application a call is made to Twitter each time a user’s profile page is visited, and my application attempts to get two of the latest tweets for the user that is being viewed.
The authentication is for my Twitter applcation, and the limit appears to be 300 calls per 15 minute block.
This seems way too low. What if I have 300 users online in my applcation? The rate will be exceeded almost immediately.
The only calls I make to Twitter with my web application are to view 2 of a given user’s latest Tweets, nothing else.
Could someone explain to me if I am wrong about the limit, or is there some other way to achieve what I have described? As 300 calls is not enough per 15 minute block.
Does the limit apply to anyone using my application, or differently per IP/machine? I have tested this myself and it appears that the limit applies across different machines and IPS.