I have been using Lightroom and Photoshop Pro for past 7 months. For all my photos, I used to increase the sharpness using the options available. I now see another option called clarity, and when I use it, I see the that the image's sharpness gets improved considerably, compromising some quality.
I now face a strange problem: when I upload such a image with increased clarity to Facebook, I see some downgrading of the image after upload, with so much of noise. This issue didn't appear when uploading to 500px. If I undo the clarity changes and just increase the sharpness, it looks fine in Facebook.
Given this, I have concerns whether to use the clarity option or not. What are the differences, and when should I use clarity and when should I use sharpen?