A news story on WBZ-TV made it clear to me that there were already services in operation that had some similarity to the idea I have been pushing. See the previous post Monetizing Internet Content – One More Time.
I could not find the WBZ story on line to look up the services they mentioned, but it gave me the idea to search the web.
Infoq has the article How to Pay the Author: Flattr Micropayment Service.
Here is the video that the company, Flattr, has put up on YouTube.
Flattr is a revolutionary social micropayment system. This how it works. Visit us at www.flattr.com
I also found references to Tiny Pass and a zillion others.