Down the Twitter Rabbit Hole with Processing

Down the Twitter Rabbit Hole with Processing

This project tries to emulate your own Twitter experience. You log onto Twitter, and maybe a trending hashtag catches your eye. You click on it and notice a lot tweets feature a different hashtag. You click on that one and down the rabbit hole you go.

To try and capture this feeling I started with a single query from the Twitter API using ‘#ebola’ as a jumping point. From there, I display every word from every tweet containing the hashtag, and give words that occur more frequently a larger font size. You can then type in any new hashtag or word to query and the sketch starts over.

It looks like this:

And here is the code: