:A property of one entity must lead to or become a property of another entity in order for them to be considered connected; the knowledge that results from such connections is connective knowledge.

"Knowledge is a set of connections in the mind", Stephen Downes

knowledge is the connection, learning is forming new connections

2 types of lurking:

1) listen and just do that.
2) listen and pass on to 3rd party, but not fire back to original sender. (re-connecting)