Top 20 recent Retweets from authenticating  user's friend

Top 20 recent Retweets from authenticating user's friend

Posted in : Java Posted on : November 2, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments : [ 0 ]

In this section, you will learn how to fetch top 20 most recent Retweets from authenticating user's friend using Twitter4j.

Top 20 recent Retweets from authenticating  user's friend

In this section, you will learn how to fetch top 20 most recent Retweets from authenticating  user's friend using Twitter4j.

For this, we need to authenticate user using  OAuth authorization scheme of Twitter API. Twitter4j Java library have this OAuth support.

Please follow the below steps to get Twitter OAuth support :

STEP-1 : For this you need to register your application at  . Please set the Default Access type to Read, Write, & Direct Messages . This will provide access to read & write tweet/status and also provide facility to send direct messages.

STEP-2 :After registering your application you will get the following things :

  • Consumer key              XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Consumer secret          XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Request token URL     XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Authorize URL            XXXXXXXXXXXX 
  • Access token URL      XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Callback URL             XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Access token              XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Access token secret    XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Access level Read       XXXXXXXXXXXX

NOTE : Please note down the keys before closing page after application registration and also don't share these keys with anyone.


Place the keys which you got after registration by replacing the square [] brackets .Code is given below :

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" pageEncoding="ISO-8859-1" import="java.util.*,twitter4j.*,twitter4j.conf.ConfigurationBuilder"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">

<%@page import="twitter4j.ProfileImage.ImageSize"%><html>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<title>Insert title here</title>
// configuring Twitter4J
ConfigurationBuilder cb = new ConfigurationBuilder();
cb.setOAuthConsumerKey("[consumer key]");
cb.setOAuthConsumerSecret("[consumer secret]");
cb.setOAuthAccessToken("[Access Token]");
cb.setOAuthAccessTokenSecret("[Access Token Secret]");
TwitterFactory tf = new TwitterFactory(;
Twitter twitter = tf.getInstance();

out.println("<h2>USER :"+twitter.getScreenName()+"</h2><br/>");

//Getting top 20 recent retweets
List<Status> statuses = twitter.getRetweetedToMe();
out.println("Showing User's Friend's 20 most recent Retweet"+"<br/><br/>");
for (Status status2 : statuses){
out.println("<b>"+status2.getUser().getName() + "</b>:" +status2.getText()+"<br/>");


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