Unless you have been living in a soundproof cave for the past few weeks, you are probably well aware that today is Apple tablet day. Today, our friends over at social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a closer look at the hype and how the rumors have resonated on Twitter, YouTube and blogs over the last 30 days. According to Sysomos' data, for example, Twitter users sent more than half a million messages - with an average of 6,545 tweets per hour - with both words apple and tablet in them.

Unsurprisingly, Engadet's Twitter account was the most retweeted account that featured tablet news in the last 30 days.

Blogs

Sysomos also found almost 50,000 blogs posts. The post that resonated the most in the blogosphere, according to Sysomos' data, was yesterday's article on the Guardian's Technology blog about Terry McGraw leaking information about the tablet on CNBC.

YouTube

In the last 30 days, YouTube users also posted over 5,391 YouTube videos that used the words Apple and tablet. The most popular one was a roundup of tablet rumors from TechnoBuffalo that currently has about 700,000 views.

Sentiment

Overall, the blogosphere's reaction to the Apple tablet rumors has been extremely positive. Over 81% of all the tweets and blog posts in the past 30 days were positive about the tablet.