I am having the same issue, most of the times I cannot connect to Twitter, I get 408 error and the API is mostly unusable form my side. I am able to connect just a couple of times every 36-48 hours! Are we the only people having this issue? How that can be possible? Is there any way to contact Twitter folks about this issue? Are they aware of this?
Any more thoughts and testimonials about this issue would be appreciated. Thank you for sharing. Best,