This makes no sense.
If you can’t read the above, it says “Sorry! You’ve hit your hourly usage limit. Try again soon.” That’s above a message that says “This user does not exist.” The user in question is @DickHardt, who does exist, as you can see.
Twitter has frozen me out, so I can’t check shit, but I’ll bet I haven’t tweeted more than maybe four times today.
I kinda doubt this is an April Fools thing, since faking a fail isn’t Twitter’s style. (Outright failing is another matter, whales withstanding.)
And if anybody feels like tweeting this, please do. The short URL is http://bit.ly/gqSgMr.
[Later…] Seems to be working again. I guessed right: all of four tweets today. Tweeting this will be the fifth.
Okay, I just tweeted this, and now it tells me I’ve exceeded my hourly limit again.
FWIW, some people have asked if I use a tool other than a browser to interact with Twitter. The answer is no. Sometimes I use the Twitter app on the iPhone, but not today.