03/21/2015 04:27 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2015

Jack Dorsey Credits Journalists With Twitter's Rise

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Journalists use Twitter -- a lot. For that, co-founder Jack Dorsey is grateful.

In a storm of tweets, Dorsey celebrated the social network’s ninth birthday on Saturday by thanking the reporters and editors who helped turn the site from a stream of 140-character updates to a river of news and commentary.

The final shoutout to Om Malik, who founded the venerable tech site GigaOm, is bittersweet. GigaOm suddenly stopped publishing earlier this month after investors, having failed to sell the company, cut off funding for the site.