I have noticed that the new software gives me an alert, either when there are new posts or I have notifications. Haven't figured out which is doing it yet. What it does in my bookmarks, it puts a small red dot next to the FWW logo. Pretty neat
I also think there is a browser option to allow notifications from a site. I still blocked it for my browser for FWW, but if you do allow, those will pop up in the corner of the browser no matter what site you are visiting when a notification event happens.