I am seeing consistent request timeouts when trying to hit user or search api endpoints. The client is written Ruby using twitter gem(https://github.com/sferik/twitter).
On debugging, I found out that the gem has a default open_timeout set to 5 seconds. I tried increasing this to 30 secs, but still didnt get any response from twitter.
These timeouts started happening around 6-7 PM UTC, Saturday(Oct 18th)