Classifying values in informal communication: Adapting the meta-inventory of human values for tweets



This study builds upon and expands the Meta-Inventory of Human Values (MIHV) proposed by Cheng and Fleischmann (2010) for application in informal communication settings such as Twitter. A corpus of 5,313 tweets from 32 individuals during a three-week period in March/April 2011 was analyzed using thematic analysis. In addition to the 16 value categories in the MIHV, two new categories emerged within the informal communication context – connectedness and comfort.