Linkless URLs in Facebook statuses

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Facebook doesn’t seem to distinguish between posted links and status updates anymore, which means that whenever you try to post a status with a URL in it, it automatically turns it into a posted link. Granted, they are mostly equivalent, but a link won’t show up as your current status or in the status update RSS feed, which I find annoying. But there is a solution! In retrospect, this should have been pretty obvious, but when you put a URL in your status, in the top right corner of the info box that pops up, there is a blue X which you can click to prevent Facebook from including meta-information about the URL. This has the side effect of making Facebook treat your update as a regular status, rather than a link.