We rolled out a new feature that now allows you to name your hometown on your public-facing profile page, so you can show your hometown pride and help friends find you via search! This can be helpful if you have a common name (e.g. Jane Smith) and friends searching for you may find more than one result for your name.
When we made this feature live on Friday, your hometown was automatically set as the city where you last checked in on Thursday, so if you want to correct it or update it at any time, go to your settings page and click the blue “edit” link next to Account Info on the right. If you’d prefer not to have a hometown associated with your account, feel free to edit this field and leave it blank.
So, make sure to update your hometown (see the above screenshot) to your desired location. When foursquare friends look at your profile page on the web, they will see your hometown listed below your name plus a feed of your recent public check-ins (as always). Based on the example above, Jimmy Foursquare will show as being in New York, NY in the public search, although his last check-in was in Medway, MA (only his friends will see that he checked in there).
A note to superusers: you can still change your “currently in” location as you have in the past to see merge queues for other cities (circled, above). This is distinct from your hometown, as hometown ONLY changes based on your edit of account settings from foursquare.com/settings.