I was reading some articles of people I am connected too. I noticed it said I wasn't connected to them. I thought " What did I do to make them disconnect from me?". I then went to my connections list and I am still connected to them on my list. I clicked on a few of the other people on my list and when I got to their site, it said we were not connected. This must be a Gather Glitch. I am still being notified when they publish an article. They are still on my connections list.
Just wanted to let everyone know so that if you are having the same problem you don't wonder why they disconnected from you.