Via The Louisville, KY Courrier Journal, a great explaination of RSS for non-geeks at Back in Skinny Jeans:
So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: I’m “Ready for Some Stories”. It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place. How cool is that? (Click on image for larger view)
I like it. It breaks the ideas down in a simple, digestible way without dumbing it down.
Read the whole thing here– it may give you ideas about how to best explain feeds to your users.