New Digg owner Betaworks reported today that the site has doubled its user base since its August acquisition. Additionally  the site has begun monetizing via its new affiliate-link powered “Apps We Like” section. The company reported 1.7 million unique users between the acquisition and mid-October. Interestingly, third party traffic analytics firms – not always a reliable source – claim that the site’s traffic is down as of late. [Source: Digg]