As of last night, I had stats on my dashboard. Today they are gone. The plugin is gone, too. Searching the directory, I'm guessing that I had the WordPress.com Stats plugin, which appears to have been updated yesterday. There is also an announcement that says WordPress.com Stats is out of date and I should "Switch to Jetpack!"
Well, what is Jetpack? Why should I switch? And why did my old stats go away? They were working just fine.
If I install a new plugin, will my old stats be lost?
Since my stats disappeared, is there any chance they will magically reappear?