SevenCubed - 5:49 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't have a google+ account but need to understand the recent developments concerning them promoting the use of the authorship markup. I've analyzed what I feel is a comparable method of authorship markup via the schema.org micro data use of the CreativeWork tag and it's supporting 20+ sub categories for refinement [schema.org...]
My question in general is how do they differ and why wouldn't google simply encourage use of the schema.org version that is accessible to all authors without need to have a google+ account. If their intention is really to help authors rather than themselves why are they making the obstacle higher than it needs to be by requiring someone to have a google+ account?
Or maybe due to my lack of knowledge concerning the google+ version I am totally not understanding that their is a difference between google authorship markup vs the creativework micro data schema?