The word "connect" was made famous by that very English writer, E.M Forster in "Howards End". of which "only connect" was the key phrase, as it was about people reaching over to make contact over numerous social and cultural divides.
"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon.
Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted,
And human love will be seen at its height.
Live in fragments no longer.
Only connect... "
It means making contact with other people around you and trying to establish dialogue.