Snoop Dogg Is Surprisingly the Most Prolific Instagram User on Zimbio's '50 Most Influential Celebrities Online'

Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, has emerged as a surprisingly popular figure online, enthusiastically embracing the opportunity to mingle with his fans in such an open way. As a result we have many many more Snoop weed references, and a few more details on the bling he likes best.

Snoop Lion beat out Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian as the 16th most influential person online in Zimbio's first annual '50 Most Influential Celebrities Online' list. But the "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" singer also snagged another top honor: The Most Prolific Instagram User with 2,827 pics posted to his account as of this writing's publishing.

To rank the celebs, we took a look at the stats behind 160 top celebs' Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube accounts along with each of their scores with online influence calculator Klout and distilled that information into a simple scoring system to determine our top 50 influencers. To qualify, celebs have to be using an active Twitter account, must be famous primarily in the U.S., or have an active state-side fan base, and they must be individual accounts (no bands, no brands.

Scroll through Snoop Lion's Instagram account and you'll not only discover the many star-studded filtered snaps, but also come to realize that when it comes to social media, this is Snoop's world — and we're all just living in it.

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