Send Tweets via email

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Twitter has just announced (Thursday November 15) that it is rolling out a new facility to enable you to send tweets directly to email addresses.

According to the Twitter blog post, you’ll be able to:

email a Tweet to anyone, whether they use Twitter or not, right from your Twitter stream or from the details view of any Tweet. Just click on the “More” icon next to the reply, retweet and favorite buttons in order to email a Tweet to anyone you know.

You’ll also be able to add extra text to be sent with your emailed tweet.

It will allow you to reach people that don’t have Twitter accounts, but then maybe they don’t have Twitter accounts for a reason, and they won’t appreciate being bombarded with tweets.

Is this a good idea or not?