I was wondering if I could get a clarification on the Rate Limiting in API 1.1. Specifically: Is the rate limit imposed on the user of the web application or the web application itself? For example, suppose one user running my web application uses 5 instances of followers/ids and 4 users run my web application within the rate limit window. Would my application hit the rate limit (5*4 = 20 which is more than the 15 limit) or would it be fine (each user uses 5 which is less than the 15 limit)?
Also, are the limits per API element or grouped together. For example, if a user uses 8 instances of followers/ids (limit 15) and 8 instances of friends/ids (limit 15), did they hit the limit (8 + 8 = 16, more than 15) or are they fine (each API element under the 15 limit)?
Thanks for any help and guidance you can provide.