If I tweet something containing wording that looks like (and is) a URL, but not intended to be interpreted as one, Twitter appends content from that URL to my tweet. I want to use the words ASP.NET without them being seen as a URL. How can I do this?


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When tweeting replace the dot symbol with it's ASCII value (& #046;) Twitter will then not convert your word into a hyperlink.

  • I was just testing, this does not seem to work using the web interface? Sep 29, 2016 at 12:51
  • Didn't work on HootSuite either, but it's very close, I've found the answer. It's to add a zero length space after the period. ​. This site will do it for you, scroll down a bit: labnol.org/internet/twitter-auto-converts-links/20771
    – ProfK
    Sep 29, 2016 at 15:46

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