Well this is good news for webmaster's and SEOs utilizing rich snippets - for themselves or their clients - Google is now showing what it finds in the form of structured data on your website.
The section where you can view your website's structured data according to Google's view is in the Optimization section, under Structured Data. I hope the following is laid out properly for you to see an example.
# Pages BusinessEntity purl.org 105 105 hreview microformats.org 3 1 hreview-aggregate microformats.org 1 1
You may not like or care about using rich snippets - this guy thinks you're behind if you're not.
Now all is fine and dandy but I'm not seeing any information here about my authorship. I've validated my Google+ page connecting it with my profile on my blog but the rich snippet data isn't showing in the information above. Maybe that's something we can look forward to.
How does this data help us? Well as an example, I have a client who, before I started working with him he was no where in the search results. So as a part of my strategy I compelled him to create a Google+ profile, among other social media sites, I connected his blog/website to Google+ as a contributor and added rich snippets to various places of his website - his videos, his blog posts and his author page - not to mention the OpenGraph tags I utilized. Now, a few months later, not only has his traffic increased but he's showing up all over the place for various searches - his website, his profile, his videos and his address information.
Now with this data at hand, we can show our clients exactly what they want to see - a recognition by Google that this information is useful and collected by them, not to mention the positive results and click-throughs we experience in the search results.
Either way, I like this news and if you do feel free to share your thoughts!