I don’t use the site as much as I should, but it’s cool nonetheless. But I find this trend of useful, independent websites getting bought by soulless corporations to be increasingly annoying. $280 million though. It sure it’s hard for those UK boys to pass up.
The last.fm blog claims there’s no reason to worry and that CBS “understands the Last.fm vision.” Still, as we’ve seen with flickr and reddit, once the “big boys” get involved, things start to change.
I’m not sure I trust plutocrats with an increasing amount of my data. And I’m sure they’ll figure some way to mess it up.
We’ll see how this turns out, but it may be time to uninstall my plug-in.