Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. Google.
We’ve implemented Google Authorship Markup on the Hobo blog so my profile pic appears in Google search snippets. THis helps draw attention to your search listing in Google, and may increase click-through rate for your listing.
Google has released videos to help you get your face in Google serps. :)
If you have a Google profile (or Google Plus) you can implement these so that you can get a more eye-catching serp snippet in Google results (as we have, above):