The project in itself is quite straightforward, it fetches data from a JSON API that MaggoT and GORE have created for me. I then proceed to parse the JSON-array with JSON.net and finally map the data against my classes, if there's a new update that the user hasn't seen before, an animated notification will appear with a message and a link to the profile of the user who has spawned the message.
The way I handle the events is pretty rudimentary, on program launch I run the first "poll" against the server and cache all the event ids that the API returns, at this point I don't create a notification from the data, I just save it. After the initial caching I start to poll the server every 10 seconds and parse through the result, if there's a new event id which I haven't earlier seen, the form will become visible, positioned and animated, the event id will be saved to the cache of ids. Rinse and repeat.
You can download the application here.