You've tried to explain RSS and failed

RSS can be electrifying.

Or someone has tried to explain it to you and failed. Whatever the case may be, your problem is solved by the Oprah-style explanation of RSS.

RSS is a way to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs. RSS makes it a lot easier and faster for you to get the storeis you care about from around the web.

I use NetVibes for my RSS feeds because it allows me to organize my feeds into topical groups and to see which stories I haven’t read yet.