Now, usually when somebody posts an Instagram photo to Twitter, the tweet doesn’t have the photo embedded inside. Instead, there’s only a link to view the photo on Instagram’s website. It requires your followers to click an extra link, then wait for the webpage on Instagram.com to load. It’s annoying.
This is a hack. I’ve strung together a simple backend system — which I learned from my friend Erik — that forces my Instagram photos to appear embedded in my tweets and gives me a third-party backup of all my pictures.