Update: Google Authorship is now deprecated. It was discontinued in 2014, by Google.
Google has definitely made an imprint on our modern lives. There are some who make their living off of ascertaining what Google is up to and how they do it, with their algorithms and methods. (Hint: Only Google truly knows what Google is up to, and understandably so.) Google Authorship is another Google "feature," if you will. Some may view it as a benefit. Others may be wondering what it is.