LOS ANGELES — Tyler Oakley returned from competing on The Amazing Race with 400-something emails and no idea what he had missed while away.

“I’ve been so disconnected, I don’t even know what’s been going on,” the YouTube star said in a recent interview with Mashable after being offline for a month.

Being “disconnected” is rare for the 26-year-old, who has spent much of his career being the poster child (literally — he’s all over YouTube billboards in major cities across the U.S.) for the digital entertainment industry. The video blogger, who has amassed more than 7 million subscribers and 500 million video views since launching a channel in 2007, is coming off a busy year. Read more…

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