Google is removing Authorship photos from its results, in the interests of decluttering its search pages.
Google introduced authorship a year or two ago, and I for one have been influenced to look at an article or take up a recommendation by seeing someone I know endorsing the article or recommendation.
And I set up authorship myself, eager to become a known authority on cats… (just joking).
I am in fact, according to Google, an authority on street performers passing unstrung tennis rackets down the length of their bodies.
But soon, along with thousands of others, my photo in Google Authorship will fade and be no more…