User Experience Designers are increasingly asked to design for social engagement with features like following, commenting, and the critical piece of the viral web; sharing. Tweets, status updates, and content forwards are woven into many of the products and services we use every day, but do we really understand what makes people ~want to share in the first place? You can’t just add a button and expect a digital tsunami of shares. To get sharing right, you must understand the basic motivations of sharing and create a framework appropriate to the context. This presentation explores the evolution of sharing behavior, the 3 main psychological motivations that drive people to share, and Guidelines for creating inspired sharing frameworks Ultimately, sharing is good for us as a species and fantastic for the UX community. Find out why and discover how to tap the human desire to share to create happier customers, happier users, and a happier you.