Shane Dawson, the future of the Youtube

Bailey Rezman, Perspective Editor

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What do Chuck E Cheese, Disney’s Frozen, and voice modulators all have in common?

T h e y are just 3, of multiple of topics Youtuber, Shane Dawson, covers in his new Conspiracy Series.

Dawson, at just 30 years old, has just over 21 million subscribers and is one of the most popular Youtubers on the platform. He has been making videos for eight years now, but his now his change to documentary-style series has defined his content, and the future of YouTube overall.

With every video Shane posts, there is anticipation from millions of viewers just waiting for the secrets of his subjects to unfold.

Dawson’s previous series The Mind of Jake Paul had people refreshing their screens each time every new part of the series was released. The ambitious project aimed to get the story of YouTube’s very own “Bad Boy”, Jake Paul, following his fame and multiple controversies.

The seven- part series has over 150 views today, and remains one of the most controversial series put on to YouTube. Now Dawson’s latest project Conspiracy Series, has taken Youtube by storm.

The long anticipated series has only two parts released so far, but has racked up over 60 million views. The series is centered around multiple conspiracy theories, and how they actually affect the lives of everyone.

His first video Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson, stands at 35 million views as of today, and covers multiple theories that are affecting the United States, such as deep fakes and the California wildfires.

His second video Investing Conspiracies with Shane Dawson currently has 27 million views, but got over 17 million views in just 48 hours alone.

Dawson has forever changed the platform in that he is releasing over 90 minutes of content for free just for his audience to enjoy. Every one of his series the anticipation of a Netflix series like Stranger Things, but on YouTube.

Dawson finds a way to emerge his audience and build this support for every project he releases.

Senior Kate Kirkham is an avid watcher of his series, and has watched his videos for over five years now.

“I really enjoy Shane’s personality, and his approach to his content,” Kirkham said. “He cares so much about his audience and making sure that his content is at the best it can be. He takes things very light hearted, comedic way which makes him enjoyable to watch. I can’t wait to see what Shane has in store for us next.”

Not only does Dawson produce content, but he has recently announced his a eyeshadow palette collaboration with fellow beauty youtuber, Jeffree Star. Shane has found a way to to continually surprise his fans, and produce some of the highest contebn quality content on the platform for free. He has forever changed the YouTube platform

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