A non-amendments post:
With everyone calling this a youth revolution, I took some time to look up and make an image of Egypt’s demographic info. I used info from CAPMAS for 2008 (which must be estimates since there wasnt a census that year).
The image makes the youth pyramid clear. Some stats: 38% are aged 15-35 and 32% are less than 15. What is interesting, I think, is that if you take out the 0-15, then 15-35 are 55% of the adult population (assuming 15 is adult, even though by international law it is 18).
Any random sample would be a majority youth. So even before you factor in other things such as youth energy and angst, higher unemployment, greater connectivity through ICT, etc that predispose youth more than older people to hit the streets, by definition, it would have to be called a youth uprising because youth would statistically be the majority.
I feel like this is stating the obvious, but I havent seen it stated thus anywhere else.