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Get me @WhiteHouse: World leaders congratulate Obama in an age of Twitter

Obama and Cameron commiserate during a NATO meeting in May.

Obama and Cameron commiserate during a NATO meeting in May. // Christophe Ena/AP

World leaders have historically telephoned each other to offer congratulations following electoral victories. These days, they take to Twitter to do it, in an even more public fashion.

Before President Barack Obama had delivered his victory speech, he’d already been tweeted at by some of the other leaders of the free world.

Among them, UK Prime Minister David Cameron:

Read the entire story at Quartz.

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