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Jess Zimmerman recently had an epiphany when she was visiting Las Vegas. Facebook, she discovered, is modeling itself on Las Vegas megaresorts. The social media site wants to be the all-in-one Web site where you can get all the news, buy anything you want as well as communicate with all your friends and acquaintances. It's a one-stop shop, not unlike the resort that has bars, restaurants and other kinds of entertainment. The Web site is being designed so you never have to leave; it will have everything you could ever want. That means Facebook wants to be the new Vegas, or at least the new Vegas resort.
Jess Zimmerman, freelance writer