Something’s ironic about this webpage…

Does anyone notice anything funny about this website or is it just me? Michael Vick, former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons surrendered earlier today to begin serving his sentence for cruelty and neglect towards the dogs he had…he pled guilty to dogfighting. But when you go to the website on a local CBS affiliate (CBS 46), there are banner ads all around the story…and let’s just say you gotta love contextual ads in these circumstances.

Michael Vick begins serving his sentence for dogfighting

Check out the top banner and the one on the right-hand side. Here’s a story about this former football star who was sentenced to federal prison for dog-fighting and now you have banner ads that are probably on a contextual ad-serving system that are displaying banners for dog products and services. You might be lucky to see the entire screen if you go here. Does anyone else find this ironic?

By Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."