The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing debuted @thisisvt in July 2012 to “tell the story of Vermont, in the voice of Vermonters,” explains Steve Cook, the department’s deputy commissioner. Each week the handle is given to a different Green Mountain State resident, who tweets several times a day to (briefly) share his or her experience. Inspired by a similar Swedish feed, @thisisvt has found a following — more than 2500 Vermonters, ex-Vermonters and other folks who simply appreciate all that makes the place so special.
SEVEN DAYS: What sort of tweets get the largest response?
JOEY KULKIN, CO-OWNER OF BENNINGTON’S FIDDLEHEAD AT FOUR CORNERS AND RECENT TWEETER: Anything related to food. People have been to Bennington, so when I mention restaurants like Blue Benn Diner, people will respond, “I’d drive three hours to eat there, right now.”