I spent today working out how to get data from the Twitter and Instagram APIs into Processing. It wasn’t easy, but it’s done and I have a nice thing that has been grabbing Instagrams tagged #selfie and combining them with tweets that contain #myself, example shown above.
It’s been such a slog that it’s actually hard to write up. The twitter bit was done beginning with Jer Thorp’s code example here, and making some changes to the twitter4j import. At the bottom of that blog post there are a few important tips, and you should change the following in that code: