I thought this was a logical suggestion. If it isn't... ._.
In the 'My Updates' tab, it will show if you have updates (or how many updates you have). Simple as that. And to show read updates, there will be a little tick box next to each update to show it is read or unread. You can tick it to say it's read, and leave it to show it's unread.
How it will show there is new updates:
Create a Browser Extension
I'm not sure how hard this would be, but create an extension for Google Chrome users so they can have it in their browser and they can look to see if they have updates off-site. I think other browsers have extensions, not sure though. :3
The whole explanation wouldn't really apply for a browser extension, so... yeah. Blah.
A circle above 'My Updates' text with the number of unread updates
It will show above the 'My Updates' div (if it is a div element) and it will show a colored circle (colour depending on whatever it needs , inside the circle showing the number of unread updates. Pretty self-explanatory.
It will show '1 New Updates' in place of 'My Updates'
...Um, self-explanatory, really. :D
So... thoughts? o_o'