Last FM have decided to start charging users outside the civilized (i.e. ad-funded) world.

I won’t delete my account just yet, but the thought of a ’30-song countdown and then you have to pay’ makes me feel a little ill. It stops me wanting to play anything on the site.

So Last FM is to join the Kindle, BBC iPlayer and countless other tasty treats in the out-of-reach section for those of us living in the ‘developing’ world.

The irony is I was considering getting a paid account but not if I’m forced to.