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clearspring flash element on all threads?

AldoAldo Hippo HoorayRegistered User regular
Hey, I've got flashblock running, otherwise I probably wouldn't have noticed it. But every time I read a thread the following flash element wants to load: http://bin.clearspring.com/at/v/1/button1.6.swf A quick search shows that it's a widget to share shit with your facebook friends.

What was wrong with the previous version of this sharing thing?

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    GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    In 2008 Add This, LLC was acquired by Clearspring Technologies, the leading widget network connecting publishers and advertisers to audiences on the social Web.
    (from http://www.addthis.com/about )

    And their FAQ sort of answers why they have the flash file: http://www.addthis.com/help/faq#flash_cookies
    Why is the AddThis menu loading a tiny Flash file?

    The menu uses Flash to get an accurate count of unique users of your AddThis Menu for usage reporting. No personal information is collected.

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    victor_c26victor_c26 Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I don't have "Addthis" installed (Whatever that is), and I'm getting this too.

    huh1.PNG
    huh2.jpg

    This looks like it's on the PA forums server.

    EDIT: Oh I see, so it actually is installed on the forums on purpose. Never really noticed the "share" link on the bottom.

    Huh.

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    It's been so long since I've posted here, I've removed my signature since most of what I had here were broken links. Shows over, you can carry on to the next post.
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