I understand a few similar questions have been asked, but this is hopefully completely separate functionality.
Say you have Facebook open in Tab 1 of your favorite browser (mine is Chrome). When someone posts on your wall, comments, adds you as a friend (the list goes on), you get a number in the title of the page(tab) saying Facebook(1), indicating some sort of activity. The same thing happens if you're ON the page itself, I presume there is a notification ticker of some sort.
I already love the new logo which does show notifications but only when you
refresh look at the page.
I often find myself at work answering a question here and there and then I forget about it and do some actual work. 4 hours later, I click on my profile and BOOM, you have 8 comments, probably because you forgot to
.Dispose() of an object or something :)
If my Stack Overflow tab title showed something like
(4) What's your favorite C# book?
Or, for pinned tabs, a browser will also indicate the title changed:
It would attract my attention to go and see who's complaining about my answer, if the OP needs more information or whether someone is just happy with my post.
So rather than refreshing Stack Overflow on an hourly basis, could we automate this and make our lives easier?
What do you think?