Btw, this is kind of related although it is not about throttling time, but instead about throttling requests. As a web developer, I often have to write code that throttles requests coming into an API from apps. This is done so the web server is not taken down by the load. So an application can hit a URL only x number of times within a specific amount of time. For instance, only 30 requests per minute. If an app attempts more than 30 requests per second, that is detected and the app's requests are dropped/ignored instead of processed for a given amount of time.