The paper explores the way young people use available multimedia environments in the context of everyday life. The focus is on time and everyday temporalities (re)produced through the day-to-day interaction with the diverse media and communication technologies. Paper draws on the concept of “dailiness” (Scannell, 1996) which is broadened and applied to the multimedia environment by combining the phenomenological approach with the conceptualization of time within the domestication theory (Silverstone, 1993a, 1994).Findings are based on the qualitative interpretative analysis of communication diaries and autobiographical refl ections on media use. Six temporal genres are identifi ed: slowing down, fl ow management, time machine, orientation toward public fl ows, going with the fl ow, orientation toward personalized fl ows. The identifi ed genres also describe how the dominant temporal orientation of contemporary late modern societies is negotiated, resisted, confirmed and managed in actual dayto- day contacts with the media.