Processing and Twitter


Processing is a powerful tool for visualising information. Twitter is an ever changing hub of opinion, news and debate. This tutorial will explain how to retrieve information from Twitter and visualise it using Processing.


This tutorial is broken down into 4 sections:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Authenticating With Twitter
  3. Searching Twitter for Tweets
  4. Sending Tweets from Processing

Example Projects by Others

We put together a nice collection of projects in a Processing and Twitter blog post.

Even More Processing and Twitter?

Further information on what is possible with the Twitter4J library can be found here.

Notes and Acknowledgements

This tutorial was written with reference to both the Twitter4J documentation and the Processing and Twitter tutorial by Jer Thorp. This tutorial assumes we are using version 3.05 of the Twitter4J library.