Simply because Google won’t allow me the option to not also follow them in Reader. You see, Google assumes that if I choose to interact with someone on Buzz, that I want to also follow their shared items in Reader.
The result is duplicate noise. Too much for me to handle. I don’t need to see the same things in Buzz and Reader.
I prefer my Reader clean, so I can find articles from blogs I subscribe to quickly. I don’t want to sort through stuff my Buzz followees also share. Nine times out of ten, they are duplicates to what I’ve subscribed to anyway.
A simple solution is to provide an option to “also follow in Reader” or not. Or if you stop following someone in Reader, you should be able to “keep following in Buzz.”
Right now if I unfollow someone in Reader, it also unfollows in Buzz. And there doesn’t seem to be a way around this.
I wanted to give Buzz a legitimate shot, but this is a showstopper for me.
OPTIONS Google. Provide OPTIONS!