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(ANS – Brasilia) – Yesterday 16 August, the Brazilian Salesian Bulletin presented new platform providing a new news site and relative versions for tablet and smartphone.
The Salesians responsible for the (SB) took up the challenge to use the new technologies as allies in the mission of educating and evangelising the young. Yesterday, Don Bosco's birthday, they launched a new communication initiative for the Salesian Family: www.boletimsalesiano.org.br
“The aim of the SB is to be a means of information and of formation for the whole Salesian Family. From its very beginning, according to Don Bosco's own wishes 135 years ago, it gives an account of what the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are doing, but above all it is intended to spread the Salesian way of looking at the world,” Fr Nivaldo Luiz Pessinatti Editor of the Brazilian Salesian Bulletin, explains. Following the example of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello, the Salesian Family in Brazil wants to be faithful to its mission in the ‘new playgrounds’ of communication which are opening up for us in what is called cyberspace.”
On the new portal there are the site of the SB of Brazil on which it is possible to find articles and specific web services, daily news items from the six Provinces of the Salesians, the 9 of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and various groups of the Salesian Family in Brazil with the activities of the various sectors (schools, social works and parishes). It is also possible from the site to access material from other editions of the SB in other countries as well as photos and videos.
A second novelty is the Digital SB. With the same quality as the printed magazine the SB is offering new resources, with a totally integrated new structure for the new digital applications. The SB is available for tablet, a version of which can be downloaded free from Apple Store and Google Play (Android). It is not a reproduction of the printed magazine but a presentation of the contents in dynamic and interactive form using the various resources which the platform offers.
Also available (at present only in Apple Store) is the version of the SB for Iphone 4, 3gs and Ipod Touch, intended and designed specifically for the small screen of the smartphone, with the same rich content and versatility of interaction.
The SB portal and the apps are being developed thanks also to the contributions offered by the readers and users to improve the contents and their presentation.