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I saw a bunch of tweets with people commiserating over how many open tabs they have

cute. 😂

here's how I manage mine

1. get @onetab, this lets you expand your "on-standby" tabs to several hundred
2. get a gaming mouse that has extra buttons on it, and map one button to "close tab" (cmd+w on chrome + mac), and another to "add bookmark". You can literally then bookmark and close tabs by barely moving a single finger on a single hand
3. every week or so, export all your bookmarks into a HTML file. this is the simplest, cleanest, fastest, most elegant way I've found of doing it. you can copy these links into your Notes app, or Evernote, or whatever. I go with Notes
4. once you've exported your bookmarks into the html file, delete them from your browser. close all the tabs. it's processing time. sort your bookmarks into buckets according to your interests. add a string of words to each link to contextualize it + make it easier to search/find
over time, each of these folders effectively becomes an entire on-going infinite-game research project, and the meta set of folders becomes a map of your interests. if one folder gets too sprawling, make sub-folders

how many bookmarks do I have? let's just say...
"have you tried pocket? pinboard? an extension manager? instapaper?"

yes. all too tedious, all too slow. I operate at the level of URLs. I copy+paste URLs into notes without having to think about it. literally like this. it works for me, with 1000s of links across 10s of topics
I think though it's important to know WHY you're opening so many tabs and WHY you're saving so many links. In my case, every folder of links is really and truly a research project for essays and books I intend to write. I'm obsessive; I hate losing good reference material
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