Facebook puts fake red notification dots to make you believe you have missed something in order to have you accept the new Terms and Conditions faster.
Whoever designed & implemented this needs to seriously reconsider their life choices.
@skiant I understand, and frankly I'm torn because I want to leave. But one of the support group I have, very helpful for me (like witchestown or meatspace could have been for you before for exemple), is in facebook. It will not exist outside of it, and honestly, I could not do without her for now : they help me with my confidence, with serious psy issues, with personal needs, etc.
Maybe one day I'll be able to tell myself : I can be ok without those girls, but for now definitely not…