The main reason behind this was that Shane kept putting behind the scenes and bloopers on his website.With all the traffic of fans wanting to see it, the website kept crashing and it was expensive to fix it.Also as of July 2017, his channel has been inactive for over 6 months, his latest upload already mentioned above as "THE LOTTERY" - SHORT FILM.
The video that he himself alleges shot him to fame was his FRED IS DEAD! He now has over 8.0 million subscribers on this channel alone and is one of the most well known You Tube stars on the site, reaching his peak number of the most subscribed list at #3 behind Ray William Johnson and nigahiga in 2010.
He also became the first person to have 2 channels at over a million subscribers in the same year, counting this channel and Shane Dawson TV2.
In February 2011, he moved "Ask Shane" to his main channel (Shane Dawson TV) because he found it was too much work to produce one every week, but he still did them occasionally.
"Viewer Orgy Party" has also been moved to his main channel for the same reason, but he does not produce them very often. Because the channel was inactive, Shane asked You Tube if he could have it to which they said yes. This channel has over 11 million subscribers and is his main vlog channel.
He has three channels: Shane Dawson TV (his main channel), Human Emoji (his second channel, which has not been in use for some time now), and shane (his vlogging channel).
All the channels combined have a total of over 4.5 billion views.
In April 2015, about three years after he had uploaded his last video on the channel, he changed the name of the channel to Human Emoji with no explanation why. For about a year, Shane has left the content which made him famous which was sketch comedy and went full time into vlogging which has also made him garner fame in the past, but not at first.
Shane has commented that this channel is mainly seen by his hardcore fans, so he doesn't mind.
He invented a theme song to it which fans send in submissions to be heard. In a You Tube video posted on July 7, 2015, Shane came out to his audience as bisexual. Jerid also has a You Tube channel called coolguywithglasses .