Poster: Daniel Roe @ Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:14 pm
Supposedly, since it's 'touching' their server each time a unique user loads the script, they compile some analytics that they share with you. This was not why I chose to use their code, I just found it on some blog and thought it was a fast and easy way to add a multi-site "share" link with as little headache as possible.
So I just checked the analytics on the site (even though we have AWstats on the server and have no need for it). Keep in mind that our real stats are in the thousands. Guess what? According to Addthis, we got 8 hits this month. I had no clue!